Welcome to Tarrytown
A historic Austin town with a close-knit community
One of the most cherished and historic towns in Austin, Tarrytown lies west of downtown and is bordered by Lake Austin on the Colorado River. Founded in 1915, Tarrytown was known as the place “where oak trees charm the eye,” a slogan which has only become more true as time goes on and the trees grow. Beautiful and nature-filled, the town possesses three main parks: Reed Park, Triangle Park, and West Enfield Park. Each of these parks carries its own charms, from streams and trails to baseball fields and pools.
Tarrytown provides many architectural styles, including Tudor mansions, 1920s cottages, and contemporary dwellings. The variety creates a unique blend of smaller, older, charming properties and larger, modern, and luxury estates. Some of these upscale houses will be lakeside properties, adding to their value. The neighborhood boasts some of the most desirable and prestigious housing in the city.
What to Love
- A strong community
- Three nearby parks
- Many easily-accessed amenities
With a tight-knit community and many nearby amenities, Tarrytown provides its residents with a small-town feel near a big city. Being a highly walkable area, homeowners will often pass each other as they go about their day. The luxury homes and convenient location make the neighborhood one of the top best places to live in the city. Tarrytown charmingly blends modern conveniences and remodeled properties with the historical vibes of Old Austin. The neighborhood has an emphasis on arts, history, education, and nature. As such, there is something for everyone to enjoy.
Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping
A staple of the Austin community for over 75 years, the Tarrytown Pharmacy has a foundation of community service and regularly donates funds, time, and merchandise to local causes. The family-owned business is dedicated to dependability, service, and community and provides cutting-edge patient care.
Mozart’s Coffee Roasters flame roasts its coffee beans on-site and serves delicious baked goods. This Lake Austin shop frequently provides live music, poets, and comedian shows on a beautiful outdoor deck.
Littlefield’s Tacos + Coffee is a coffee, pastry, and taco shop with a beautiful plant-covered trellis decorating the large patio. It is best known for its fully enclosed yard with a grove of tall oak trees, creating a stunning outdoor space ideal for casual meet-ups and special occasions. Maudie’s Cafe is a local restaurant that has been serving fantastic Tex-Mex favorites for almost 30 years. Dedicated to health, flavor, and tradition, the dishes are hand-crafted, and the ingredients are farm-fresh and local.
One of the best places for Italian food, 68 Degrees Kitchen creates all its made-in-house dishes with local ingredients. The elegant yet casual restaurant serves fine wines and beers in addition to classic, delicious meals. Abel’s on the Lake provides guests with stunning lake views, great American food, and mixed drinks. With a double deck and stellar service, the restaurant is great for any planned event or spontaneous brunch.
Things to Do
The Contemporary Austin - Laguna Gloria is an oasis from the busyness of Austin, where guests can enjoy contemporary art. Between wooded paths and awe-inspiring sculptures, the gallery encourages visual awareness, creativity, and technical skills.
Covering 21 acres, the Mayfield Park and Nature Preserve allow guests to experience a wildlife habitat through relaxing walking trails. Free-roaming peacocks wander the grounds, sit in the trees, and lie in the gardens. Covering 59 acres, the Johnson Creek Greenbelt provides guests with picnic spaces, hiking trails, and beautiful surroundings. A paved trail and bridge go from Enfield Road to Lady Bird Lake, covering about a mile, while the Johnson Creek Trailhead crosses two miles through a unique terrain.
West Enfield Neighborhood Park is a neighborhood park with lovely, tall trees. It provides tennis courts, walking trails, a playground, and a swimming pool. Deep Eddy Municipal Pool, the oldest swimming pool in the state, was built in 1915. Although man-made, the pool is filled by nearby cold springs.
Opened in 1924 and one of Austin’s top golf courses, the Lions Municipal Golf Course has hosted a multitude of famous golfers, including Sandra Haynie and Ben Hogan. The Firecracker Open, the state’s oldest amateur tournament, is played here, and the course is in the Texas Golf Hall of fame.