Possibly Austin’s most prestigious and historic neighborhood, many of its residents – politicians, artists, businesspeople, and blue-blooded patrons – form the backbone of the city. You won’t find many businesses in the main part of this gorgeous neighborhood, but there’s no doubt that the populace want it that way. [ddet (read more)]
However, that’s really not an issue, since it’s so close to downtown. The neighborhood is situated west of MoPac, east of Lake Austin, north of Enfield, and south of 35th street. The main street, Exposition, runs North and South through the middle of town.
Local parks make for a nice walk and an excuse to, Tarrytown Park is just west of MoPac between Westover and Windsor, and nearby Reed Park is just off Pecos. The Tarrytown Pharmacy off Exposition is like a small town pharmacy stuck in time, which really reflects the whole feel of the neighborhood in a way. But the Randall’s off Exposition still makes for easy trips to the big grocery store. And if you want to dine nearby, Nu Age Cafe in the Tarrytown Shopping Center serves up delicious vegetarian (and vegan) comfort food as multifarious as its funky interior design.
But if you’re not in the mood for herbivorous cuisine, you’ve got a number of options off Town Lake Boulevard. For instance, Hula Hut is an extravagant seafood hot spot right on the lake. Afterwards you can just saunter next door to Mozart’s for coffee and desert on their lakeside patio. But if you’re in need of late night grub, Magnolia Cafe will make you nearly anything, anytime. And the Thundercloud Subs next door is always a great choice for an afternoon soup and sandwich.
Being close to the lake has always been important to Austin’s residents. Consequently, many important sites are in the area, including Laguna Gloria, a Mediterranean villa on the shores of Lake Austin, which was built on a site where Stephen F. Austin himself once planned to build a home. The historic villa was the original Austin Museum of Art, and although the museum moved to its downtown location, special exhibits still come out to the lake occasionally.
Tarrytown real estate consists mostly of very large, old homes. But some high-end apartments are to be found as well. Many of the Tarrytown homes are characterized by unusual architecture, making for a pleasantly eclectic milieu. To be sure, Tarrytown properties are among the finest you’ll find in the city.[/ddet]
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