Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Austin Neighborhoods: Tarrytown



It’s been over three years since we took a look at the Austin Neighborhood of Tarrytown, a historic, high-end neighborhood located north of Lake Austin Boulevard, east of Lake Austin, south of West 35th Street, and west of Mopac.  We thought now might be a great time to see what has changed.

First developed in 1934, the neighborhood is named after Tarrytown, New York and its slogan at the time was “Where Oak Trees Charm the Eye”.  Tarrytown is home to many Austin landmarks like the Granger and Mayfield House, Laguna Gloria, Lions Municipal Golf Course, Reed Park, Walsh Boat Landing, and Howson Library.  

Residents in Tarrytown attend Austin ISD schools.  For Kindergarten through fifth grade, that school is Casis Elementary.  For sixth through eighth, they attend O’Henry Middle School, and for ninth through twelfth, they attend Austin High, the first public school in Texas.

Tarrytown’s proximity to downtown Austin means there are a lot of employers a short distance away.  Holtzman Partners are an accounting firm that offers internal audit and control services, financial statement audits, employee benefit plan audits, tax compliance and consulting services, and more and are located on the edge of Tarrytown.  

Hicks and Company are an environmental consulting firm that provides environmental management and planning services to public and private sector clients to make sure they comply with all applicable environmental laws, both state and national.  They are located on West Fifth Street three blocks east of Mopac.  

Hula Hut is an Austin classic on the shores of Lake Austin serving up Tex-Mex with a Polynesian twist and an incredible view.  You can even get a drink in a fishbowl!

Cipollina is on the other side of Mopac from Tarrytown, but worth the short drive!  It serves Italian food in a casual atmosphere and also has delicious salads and pizzas.

Abel’s on the Lake is another option for food and drinks, located right next to Hula Hut.  In addition to mixed drinks and over 60 beers on tap, Abel’s serves pub food with a Texas twist.  They also have special events like Yomosas, where you can do Yoga and enjoy breakfast tacos and Mimosas afterwards.

Tarrytown is home to many unique apartment communities so you can commute to work or play quickly.  Spring Oaks has studios with 380 square feet and one bedrooms with 480 square feet and is on the UT shuttle route. There are also laundry facilities on site in this small, quaint community nestled in a residential area.

Antilles has spacious apartments ranging from one bedrooms with 660 square feet to two bedrooms with 900 square feet.  Bedrooms have ceiling fans and large closets and the community allows pets up to 40 pounds.

The Boulevard at Town Lake has units ranging from one bedrooms with 658 square feet to two bedroom, two bathroom townhomes with 1,418 square feet.  Many apartments have downtown views, private garages are available, and all apartments have a washer and dryer.  The community is within walking distance of public transportation and local nightlife.

Looking for your own little slice of Tarrytown in the form of a new apartment?  Give Austin Apartment Specialists a call today at 512-241-1111 and let us find you the perfect place so you can get back to living life ATX style!