I’ll be honest, Tarrytown is truly one of my favorite neighborhoods in Austin. It’s very close to downtown, has beautiful meandering old-growth tree lined streets, plus each home is unique and different. It’s been said that if you are asked where you live in Austin, the only people who answer Tarrytown are the renters. It reminds me of the neighborhood I grew up in.
As one of Austin’s most exclusive neighborhoods, it attracts not only a celebrity crowd (like Dennis Quaid) but has what some call the best schools in the area. The homes here can range from beautiful lock an leave soft contemporary, to modern masterpieces, to run down shacks.
For me what’s one of the great features of Tarrytown, the diversity of homes. In Austin, so many of the new home developments have spectacular homes, but they all sort of look the same. Not in this neighborhood. I am 99.99% sure that there are no homes with duplicate floor plans here.
Homes here are more expensive than a lot of other places in Austin. Perhaps it’s because of the close proximity to downtown. or maybe it is the beautiful tree lined streets that are so nice to walk on. Whatever the reason, Tarrytown homes hold their value and have seen significant increases in the last 10 years as Austin continues to grow.
Although most of the homes here are single family, there are also some condos, duplexes, and even apartments and rentals available.
History of Tarrytown in Austin
The first homes were built in the 1920’s and in 1934 the neighborhood was officially platted. Following that the majority of construction happening in the 1940’s. A popular marketing slogan at the time was “where oak trees charm the eye”, which is indeed true as the old growth trees are still abundant today.
Tarrytown has been in the news numerous times. Once was when Matthew McConaughey was cited for playing the bongos nude (he has since moved to a house on the lake, and another was when Jeanne Daniels, a Houston, and animal activist bought a shopping center and caused a stir by forcing out any business that had any animal products for sale, including a very popular restaurant.
Yes, the Tarrytown in Austin WAS named after Tarrytown in New York.
Schools for Austin’s Tarrytown Neighborhood
Tarrytown is in the Austin ISD, and, with Casis Elementary, O Henry Middle School, and Austin High School. There are also numerous private schools nearby.
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