Tarrytown Real Estate
Tarrytown Homes for Sale
One of Austin’s most desirable and charming neighborhoods, fashionable Tarrytown shouldn’t be overlooked by anyone looking for a home that’s close to the central city, yet removed from the downtown crowds, traffic and bustle.
Tarrytown is the definition of a stable neighborhood with a strong community feel. It’s the place to be if you’re allergic to cookie-cutter suburbia, but still want to have a backyard, see trees out your window, and get to know neighbors who aren’t going to be moving out after a year. And if you like older houses and quaint cottages, and a neighborhood with some history, Tarrytown fits the bill to a T. Although you can find brand-new homes here if you like, you can also see residences built in every decade going back to the 1920s – nearly all of which have been impeccably kept up and renovated.
There exist many subdivisions, condominium and townhome developments within what is considered Tarrytown, such as Bowman Place, Laurel Heights, Rockmoor, Sherwood Forest and Tarrytown Oaks. The borders of “Greater Tarrytown” are generally considered to be West 35th Street to the north, Enfield Road to the south, Lake Austin to the west and MoPac to the east. With homes priced from about $200,000 to over $2 million, Tarrytown is among the most expensive neighborhoods in central Austin, but almost everyone who lives here will tell you that it’s worth it (and many will add that they wouldn’t want to live anywhere else). Living spaces range from 1000-square-foot older cottages to 4500-square-foot estate homes. Styles run the gamut from traditional to avant-garde. As for amenities and furnishings, suffice it to say that Tarrytown offers something for every taste, situation and need – these homes need to be seen in person to be fully appreciated.
Close In By All Standards
Similarly, Tarrytown has to be seen within the context of its surroundings to recognize the value of its location (there’s a reason these homes’ values appreciate so solidly). Residents are minutes away from recreational opportunities at Town Lake, Deep Eddy Pool, several parks, and the Lions Municipal Golf Course (a favorite of local golfing hero Ben Crenshaw). And whether you work at the University of Texas or the Frost Bank Tower, your commute will be the envy of your coworkers.
Notable buildings in Tarrytown include the Austin Museum of Art at Laguna Gloria, housed in a 1916 Mediterranean-style villa on 12 of the most beautifully landscaped acres in Austin; and the elegant Bauer House, the official residence of the Chancellor of the University of Texas. Natural features enhancing the neighborhood’s attractiveness include the Johnson Creek Watershed and Johnson Creek Greenbelt.
Tarrytown Residents are Neighborly
Tarrytown residents delight in putting on an extravagant July 4th parade and picnic (2007’s was the 17th annual). Homeowners belong to the West Austin Neighborhood Group.
Residents’ children attend schools in the Austin Independent School District, including Casis Elementary, O. Henry Middle School (a Blue Ribbon school) and Stephen F. Austin High School. All are notable for their superior academics, and not only tolerate parental involvement in their children’s education, they expect and welcome it.
That’s life in Tarrytown, zip code 78703. Does it sound like it could be your neighborhood? If you think it might, let us take you around this attractive and beguiling locale.
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