Welcome to Tarrytown
Small-town suburb with lush green spaces and stunning architecture
From its perch along the eastern banks of the Colorado River, the welcoming neighborhood of Tarrytown beckons as a picturesque escape. Tarrytown is surrounded by the best of Texas nature, and its peaceful nature is heightened by the fact that you’re always within walking distance of the lakeshore as well as three bountiful parks.
Yet, this established neighborhood has the added perk of being within minutes of downtown. While its idyllic streets might harbor quiet, friendly neighbors and a suburban personality, residents of Tarrytown are never far from the energy of more densely urban areas.
Since its development in the early 1900s, Tarrytown has blossomed into a quintessential Austin neighborhood replete with thriving diversity and a warm community spirit. Homes in Tarrytown range from spacious bungalows to multimillion-dollar lake properties along the scenic shores of Lake Austin. Aesthetically, much of Tarrytown’s charm can be attributed to its impressive variety of architecture, which includes sweeping Tudor estates, new-build transitional homes by famed architects, and charming cottages.
What to Love
- Walking down to the lakeshore for an abundance of water activities
- Tight-knit, community feel with a small-town vibe
- Minutes from Downtown Austin’s bustling commercial and entertainment districts
The sidewalks in Tarrytown are lined with towering mature trees, making perfect pathways for walking the dog or strolling through the neighborhood with the kids. Familiar faces smile back from well-manicured front porches, and it’s not uncommon to encounter a bevy of community gatherings on any given day. Residents are more likely to hit up their local shops rather than national chain names, and there’s a great sense of pride in the area’s businesses.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
The variety of Tarrytown isn’t limited to its architecture or multitude of outdoor recreation activities—it’s also home to a host of mouthwatering local restaurants and upscale independent shops. At corner boutiques like Estilo, shoppers will encounter carefully curated apparel from national and international designers sure to make a statement.
Every palate can be satisfied in Tarrytown, where the cuisine ranges from upscale vegan to neighborhood cafés. Tumble 22 is among the best purveyors of chicken in Austin, focusing on Nashville Hot styles and the comforting flavors of traditional southern sides. Chuy’s Hula Hut updates the Tex-Mex flair of the national chain with a Hawaiian twist, which can be enjoyed inside the lively island atmosphere of the restaurant’s colorful venue.
Austin’s first plant-based gastropub—The Beer Plant—is based in Tarrytown and boasts a staggering menu of unforgettable, elevated vegan dishes and instant classics. While you’re here, you’ll want to make sure you sample off the beer, wine, and cocktail menus, which feature dozens of sippable delights.
Things to Do
When locals are craving a relaxing day of family fun, they know to hit up Oyster’s Landing Marina tucked along Lake Travis. In addition to lake activities and plenty of local spots for dining, this beloved little marina has a reputation for being a top-notch place for celebrations, including the holiday traditions and cheer of locations like Mozart’s Coffee Roasters.
For even more opportunities for outdoor excursions, there’s Mount Bonnell and its collection of vibrant hiking trails and green spaces. Golfers will want to spend their sunny afternoons walking the pristine fairways of the Lions Municipal Golf Course, which is loved and supported by famous names like Matthew McConaughey and Ben Crenshaw. Fine art aficionados can find their home at The Contemporary Austin, where breathtaking visual arts performances captivate audiences throughout the year.
Tarrytown is home to many excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:
Casis Elementary School, PK-5
O. Henry Middle School, 6-8
Austin High School, 9-12,