If you are looking for upscale living and easy access to other areas of Austin, look no further. Activities are abundant here. Tarrytown’s perimeter is located with 35th Street to the North, Enfield to the South, MoPac to the East, and Lake Austin Boulevard to the West. This location gives residents the luxury of accessing a variety of businesses as well as local hangouts.
Tarrytown is anchored by two main shopping centers: Casis Village, built by and still owned by the Bryant family, and TarryTown Shopping Center, developed by the Crusemann family in 1939, and now owned by Jeanne Crusemann Daniels. One of the first tenants in the shopping center is Tarrytown Pharmacy, a part of the community since its founding in 1941. During its 70 years in the neighborhood, and now located in the Casis Shopping Center, the pharmacy has been more than just a place to buy prescriptions. In addition to being a friendly place to pick up medication, you may also purchase cards and stationery, candles, giftware and jewelry crafted by local artists. It has served as a central gathering place for Tarrytown residents and has given back to the community by donating almost $1 million to a number of public and private causes.
Within the area are two well loved private clubs, Westwood Country Club and Tarry House. Westwood Country Club, an 11-acre country club located on the Lake Austin Shoreline, was established over 50 years ago. Today, it offers its members swimming, tennis, and fitness facilities, as well as banquets and catering. Westwood prides itself on the emphasis it puts on family, and because of this there are plenty of activities for families and children. Members and visitors enjoy coming to relax in this tranquil, oak shaded setting. The other private club in this area is Tarry House. Established in 1960, Tarry House is nestled away in the shade and located in the heart of the neighborhood. It provides members with a pool, great food, and good service.
On a nice day, pack up some snacks and go to Reed Park or Mayfield Park with friends or family. Reed Park lies on 6 acres of lush grass. It is a wonderful place to unwind on a lazy afternoon. It has picnic tables, a swimming pool and wading pool. Due to its open space, it is great for morning boot camps, yoga, or just a place to throw the Frisbee with a friend or play fetch with a pet. Mayfield Park and Preserve, listed in the National Register of Historic Places, was given to the city of Austin by Mary Mayfield Gutsch for all to take pleasure in. With its peacocks, koi ponds, water lilies and 21 acres of footpaths and wildlife habitat, it is full of beauty. It is located next to Laguna Gloria, known for its unique experience of history, art, and nature. Visitors may view inside exhibitions, as well as the sculpture and gardens outside on the grounds that look out over Lake Austin.
A number of cool local hangouts and restaurants take advantage of stunning lake views and even lake access. Examples of these include Hula Hut, Ables on the Lake, Mozart’s Coffee Shop and Magnolia Cafe.
The West Austin Youth Association (WAYA) has athletics for all ages on their campus at Exposition and Enfield. West Austinites have enjoyed baseball, kickball, basketball and volleyball there for years. For golfers, there is the treasured Lions Municipal Golf Course, a public course that golf legends, Ben Crenshaw and Tom Kite cut their teeth on. The course is currently owned by the University of Texas and is on the target list to sell. West Austin has mounted an extensive public campaign to keep the course as it is.
Located in the back the Tarrytown Center, MOVE Austin Fitness is a functional fitness gym that provides classes with two week cycles focusing on strength, capacity and stamina. They also host community workouts, provide personal training, host neighborhood events and have open gym on the weekends. moveaustinfitness.com.
School assignments within Tarrytown neighborhood are Casis Elementary School, O. Henry Middle School, and Austin High School. Casis offers its students after school enrichment activities, such as Chess Club, Spanish Club, Robotics Club, Stage Song and Science Fair. All three schools have excellent academic programs.
Home prices in Tarrytown range from $500,000 for the little bungalows to $15,000,000 for waterfront estate homes. While many home owners are trying to preserve the unique character and architecture of the homes here, many are still being torn down to replace with new construction. The location near downtown and on Lake Austin makes it an extremely popular neighborhood. Many of the homes here are sold by word of mouth on the “Silent Market”.
For more specific market information or to track the statistics in this neighborhood, visit www.WestAustinMarketplace.com and look for the latest Market Report under zip code 78703.