Welcome to Tarrytown
Sidewalks canopied with leafy oaks and the nearby lapping waters of Lake Austin bring a sense of tranquility to this low-key, residential haven
Pressed against an idyllic swath of shoreline along Lake Austin just west of the Texas-1 Loop, the established neighborhood of Tarrytown has had an enduring reputation as a halcyon residential community with picturesque streets. Known for its quaint personality and dedication to preserving its picturesque landscape, Tarrytown is a peaceful respite from the busier urban areas of Austin.
The neighborhood was founded in the early 1900s, subdivided from a large estate, and carefully cultivated into a charming suburbia. Its small-town personality and warmth are born from a long history of generational residents who have built the community up and focused their efforts on neighborhood connection.
One of the most appealing facets of Tarrytown is its variety of architecture, and here, it’s not uncommon to find historic bungalows and cottages adjacent to luxury new-builds designed by revered architects. Spacious interiors and a nature-infused plot mean that every home feels like its own little paradise, an oasis with desirable accoutrements and individual character.
What to Love
• Lake Austin is right at your fingertips
• A bevy of local eats and boutiques all loyally supported by the community
• Manicured streets and park spaces perfect for family strolls
More than just a neighborhood within Austin, Tarrytown emanates a small-town vibrancy and warmth that can make it feel entirely separate from the rest of the city. Plenty of local events, mom-and-pop establishments, and a strong sense of kinship all keep Tarrytown’s spirit glowing with friendliness.
Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping
With its prime position situated along the water, it isn’t hard to see how much of the commercial activity in Tarrytown is centered around the scenic shores of Lake Austin. Radiant views are available at restaurants such as the Hula Hut, where the Tex-Mex cuisine is elevated with mouthwatering Polynesian flavors, and the aloha atmosphere is palpable.
Abel’s on the Lake is a classy lakeside eatery that features a menu of American fare, a hearty craft beer and cocktail list, and some of the best sunset views in the city. For impeccable brews roasted on-site, Mozart’s Coffee Roasters is the place to go. The buzzy local favorite often hosts live music events and entertainment, making it the perfect hangout place.
Sprinkled throughout the community and away from the lake, a bevy of other local retail and dining opportunities await, including the stylish apparel at Estilo. Take a tranquil walk among the verdant streets, and you’ll encounter even more culinary gems such as:
• 68 Degrees Kitchen
• The Beer Plant
• Maudie’s Tex Mex
• Pool Burger
Things to Do
More than just a stunning backdrop for land activities, Lake Austin is in and of itself a source of entertainment for residents of Tarrytown. Water lovers can use the ramp at Walsh Boat Landing to launch their vessels into the lake for a breezy day of outdoor fun. Perched atop the bluffs downstream, the Mayfield Park and Preserve overlooks the water and offers a bounty of beauty to behold.
Nearby, other green spaces beckon, and at locations like Reed Park, visitors have their pick of playground equipment, walking paths, and even a swimming pool. The historic Deep Eddy Pool is notable as the first in Texas, and the location features a unique bathhouse built during the Great Depression.
Tarrytown is home to a number of excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include institutions within the Austin Independent School District, which serves grades PK & K-12 and is among the top-ranked in the county. Additionally, Tarrytown contains excellent private school institutions, including:
• The Girls’ School of Austin, K-8, highly rated private, all-girls education facility