For a number of years, Austin, Texas was one of the fastest growing cities in the United States. As the state capitol, Austin is the fourth largest city in Texas with a population of over 912,000 people. It is not hard to understand why people enjoy living in Austin. The city is the headquarters of many top technology firms, has a vibrant music scene and a diverse mix of people. Austin has also ranked as the second safest major city in America by the FBI. One of the finest neighborhoods to call home in Austin is Tarrytown.
Homes for Sale in Tarrytown
People who want to live in Austin have many neighborhoods they can choose from. Tarrytown, west of downtown Austin, is a lovely area that combines historic old houses with new construction. There is a wide range of different types of homes in Tarrytown. Some are small remodeled cottages, while others are large and spacious. There are even a few lakeside homes near Lake Austin. The average cost of a Tarrytown home in 2009 was $955,000, but there are also lower priced homes starting around $300,000.
Although Tarrytown has the feel of a small town, it offers many big city benefits such as stores, restaurants, churches, movie theatres, concert venues, and businesses. It is also a short distance from downtown Austin.
For the outdoors type, Tarrytown offers many amenities. The Mayfield Preserve has picnic areas, ponds and peacocks. Lake Austin is the place to go for water sports. Tarrytown also has a golf course.
There are three parks in Tarrytown that offer a number of recreational activities:
- Playgrounds for children
- A stream or creek
- Swimming pools open in the summer
- Jogging trails
- Hiking trails
- A baseball field
Schools in Tarrytown
For families, Tarrytown is home to four schools for children ages 6 to 18. There is the Casis Elementary, O’ Henry Middle School, Stephen F. Austin High School and the all-girls school, the Girls’ School of Austin. There are also several private schools within a short distance. The Howson Branch Public Library is also in Tarrytown.
Tarrytown is an exclusive, safe and quiet neighborhood with a lot to offer its residents. When you are ready to buy real estate for sale in Tarrytown or other neighborhoods in Austin, contact Hopkins Real Estate. We have the knowledge, experience and passion to help you find the home of your dreams!