One of the more exclusive areas of Austin, Tarrytown has historic properties to modern mansions with a plethora of elegant, larger homes under graceful canopies of mature trees. My childhood memories are filled with Tarrytown! One of my best friends in elementary school lived on Bridle Path and I had piano lessons with Mrs. Thompson on Tower Road and flute lessons on Windsor Road.
Clarksville was established in 1871 by freedman Charles Clark and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1976. It’s a pedestrian-friendly neighborhood with bungalows, Victorian architecture and easy shopping.
The Old West Austin Historic District was developed between 1886 and 1953. Comprised of three communities, Old Enfield, Pemberton Heights and Bryker Woods, over 1500 historically significant properties sit within its boundaries.
Houses in these areas are some of the most expensive in Austin and can easily go into the millions. If you’re new to Austin (and even if you’re not), do yourself a favor and take a few hours to drive around these areas and stop for coffee or lunch at one of the locally-owned spots!
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