Tarrytown is a neighborhood located west of downtown Austin, Texas.
The neighborhood is located in ZIP Code 78703 and is bordered by Lake Austin Boulevard on the south, Lake Austin on the west, West 35th Street on the north and Mopac Expressway on the east. Major roads in the area include Exposition Boulevard, Enfield Road and Windsor Road.
Tarrytown is most often defined as the area bounded by Enfield Road in the South, 35th Street in the North, MoPac Expressway in the East, and Lake Austin in the West. The neighborhood has two shopping outlets: Tarrytown Center and Casis Village, both of which feature local businesses. The neighborhood is also home to two schools, Casis Elementary and O. Henry Middle School. The neighborhood is serviced by two bus routes, No. 18 (Enfield/MLK Station) and Nos. 21-22 (Exposition/Chicon), both operated by the Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority, or Cap Metro.
It is three miles from downtown Austin. Tarrytown is surrounded by the lush foliage from old shade trees.
Tarrytown caught the eye of the national media when Jeanne Daniels, a Houston, Texas resident and animal rights activist, inherited the shopping center and decided to eliminate any stores that sold meat or leather. At least one shop went out of business, and engendered some seriously angry responses from locals. For example, the former Holiday House (a popular spot for hamburger lovers) was replaced by the all-vegetarian Nu Age Café, which has since closed.
Notable locations in this zip code not listed on our city pages:
Notable locations in zip code 78703: Clarksville Historic District (A), Camp Mabry Historic District (B), Goldie Horton-Porter House (C), Herbert and Alice Bohn House (D), Keith House (E), Judge Robert Lynn Batts House (F), Austin Fire Department Station 10 (G), Austin Fire Department Station 4 (H), Howson Branch Austin City Library (I), Texas Military Forces Museum (J), Laguna Gloria Art Museum (K), Austin Childrens Museum (L), Austin / Travis County Emergency Medical Service - Rescue 17 (M), Texas Confederate Home (N), Chester and Lorine Nagel House (O), A J Jernigan House (P), Richmond Kelley Smoot House (Q), Pease Mansion (R), Ziller House (S), Wroe-Bustin House (T). Display/hide their locations on the map
Churches in zip code 78703 include: Sweethome Missionary Baptist Church (A), Saint Francis Episcopal Church (B), Good Shepherd Episcopal Church (C), Westminster Presbyterian Church (D), Mesa Community Church (E), Saint Luke United Methodist Church (F), Tarrytown Baptist Church (G). Display/hide their locations on the map
Streams, rivers, and creeks: Johnson Branch (A). Display/hide its location on the map
Parks in zip code 78703 include: Lamar Beach (1), Westenfield Park (2), West Austin Park (3), Red Bud Isle Park (4), Mayfield Park (5), Deep Eddy Park (6), Reed Park (7). Display/hide their locations on the map
2nd - Consequently, those who have been until now considered slaves are free.
3rd - When the circumstances of the treasury may permit, the owners of the slaves will be indemnified in the mode that the laws may provide. And in order that every part of this decree may be fully complied with, let it be printed, published, and circulated.
Given at the Federal Palace of Mexico, the 15th of September, 1829.
Vicente Guerrero To José María Bocanegra
1830s Josiah and Mathias Wilbarger, Reuben Hornsby, Jacob M. Harrell, and John F. Webber become early settlers.
June 19 – Major General Gordon Granger arrives in Galveston to enforce the emancipation of all slaves. It is the first time African Americans in Texas know of the Emancipation. The date becomes celebrated annually in Texas as Juneteenth, and later as an official state holiday known as Emancipation Day.
1966 Charles Whitman murders his wife and mother in Austin. He then climbs to the University of Texas tower and begins a sniper attack, killing 14 people and injuring 32 others before being shot and killed by Austin Police and Texas Rangers.
In 2000, Dell announced that it would lease 80,000 square feet (7,400 m2) of space in the Las Cimas office complex in unincorporated Travis County, Texas, between Austin and West Lake Hills, to house the company's executive offices and corporate headquarters. 100 senior executives were scheduled to work in the building by the end of 2000. In 2002 Dell announced that it planned to sublease its space to another tenant; the company planned to move its headquarters back to Round Rock once a tenant was secured. By 2003, Dell moved its headquarters back to Round Rock.