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Best Austin Neighborhoods: The Tarrytown Guide

Do you appreciate a blend of traditional aesthetics, quiet living, and the convenience of city life nearby? Located between Lake Austin and MoPac, Tarrytown is well-known for its beautiful historic homes and peaceful tree-lined streets.

While the other areas of the city are certainly living up to Austin’s motto of keeping things weird, Tarrytown offers sophisticated charm with a small-town feel. It’s the perfect place for those who want to live in a quiet yet prestigious Austin neighborhood with the best of Austin just a short drive away.

This neighborhood guide highlights what makes Tarrytown unique and why it’s a place that families choose to live in for generations.

Zip Code

78703

Average Home Price

$1.9 M

Home Styles

Historic Bungalows, Luxurious Estates

Average Price/SqFt

$759

Walk Score

51

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Tarrytown Real Estate

Before you start looking for your dream home in Tarrytown, here’s what you should know about the neighborhood and its real estate.

Neighborhood Ambiance

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With historic homes, abundant green spaces, and beautiful lake views, Tarrytown feels like a peaceful, small town. Boasting impressive estates and a serene atmosphere, it’s easy to see why many Tarrytown residents have lived in the neighborhood for generations. Privacy, exclusivity, and prestige come with owning a home in this zip code.

 

Historically, Tarrytown also has less turnover of homes and residents than other areas like South Austin. That means less construction and development, allowing it to keep that quiet, small-town feel.

 

It’s also important to note that many of the homes in Tarrytown never hit the public market and are, instead, sold through private transactions. That’s why it’s essential to work with an Austin real estate agent who has a deep network and knowledge of off-market listings if you want to live in a desirable area like Tarrytown. 

Architectural Styles

A twilight photo of 1305 Meriden, a luxe state set back on the lot and encapsulated by a stone wall and gate, representative of one of the architectural styles found in the Tarrytown neighborhood in Austin.

Many of the homes in Tarrytown are historic bungalows and luxurious estates. While the general aesthetic is traditional and stately, there’s also a somewhat understated tone as you likely will not see the full grandeur of these manors from the street. The sizable homes are strategically placed on the lots so as not to overwhelm the curb appeal and instead present more modestly to passersby.

Average Home Price

Tarrytown is one of the most desirable areas of Austin. The average home closing price in Tarrytown is $1.9 million or an average of $758.66 per square foot

Walkability

Tarrytown has a Walk Score of 51. A brief stroll will take you to the resident-favorite Reed Neighborhood Park or to Casis Shopping Center for a quick errand. And your favorite downtown restaurants or shops at South Congress are just a 10-15 minute drive away.

Schools

Building at the Girls School of Austin in Tarrytown
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Most Tarrytown residents purchase in the area for the exemplary schools. Tarrytown is part of the Austin Independent School District and zoned for highly-rated public schools like Casis Elementary, O Henry Middle School, and Austin High School

 

The neighborhood is also home to The Girls’ School of Austin, a top private school for girls in grades K-8, as well as Rawson Saunders School, the only full-curriculum school in central Texas for dyslexic students in grades 1-12.

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