Why you'd want to live in Tarrytown
Tarrytown, with its verdant coverage from lots of old trees, is one of the most prestigious communities in Austin. It counts President George W. Bush as a former resident and the official residence of the chancellor of the University of Texas System is located in the community. Tarrytown is on the west side of Austin, about three miles from downtown and feature large, historic homes with sizable properties. It also features newer mansions, as well some smaller houses and several apartment buildings. It abuts Lake Austin on the west, and many properties have spectacular views of the Colorado River. Tarrytown has a strong sense of community and is known for the friendliness of its neighbors. It provides easy access to all that Downtown has to offer, as well as ample opportunities for enjoying the outdoors, including Lions Municipal Golf Course, Mayfield Preserve, Reed Park & Pool and the iconic Deep Eddy Pool, which is fed by a natural spring to this day and is the oldest pool in Texas. Tarrytown is primarily residential, but it offers lots of options for diversion. The popular Fabi and Rosi European Kitchen provides great food in a relaxed setting, where you can dine inside or outside (as many Austinites prefer to do). Tarry Tavern, Sweet Grass Grill, Mozart’s, Magnolia Cafe and Bistro Z are other popular dining options. Tarrytown is also known for offering some of Austin’s more iconic places to shop, including Tarrytown Center, Casis Village and the Tarrytown Pharmacy. The community also makes outdoor life easy, with several inviting parks and outdoor spaces, including Reed Park, Triangle Park, West Enfield Park and Mayfield Nature Preserve. Tarrytown is only a few miles from Downtown, but it really feels like its own community. Neighbors know one another and see each other at local restaurants and small local stores. Historic homes, in lots of different architectural styles, give a feel of old-time Austin. And the natural setting gives it a truly lovely feel.