Town & Country Magazine named Pemberton Heights as one of the 25 Platinum Addresses in the United States. In 2007, the American Planning Association listed Pemberton Heights (along with the other neighborhoods Old West Austin) as one of its “great places” neighborhoods. The four corners of Pemberton Heights, MoPac-Windsor Road-Harris Blvd-29th Street, encompass some of the most amazing tree lined streets and homes in Central Austin. With an active neighborhood association committed to preserving the beauty and history found on these streets, Pemberton Heights continues to stand as a splendid setting for West Austinites in the know. Palatial mansions sit beside cottage-style bungalows and understated privacy is key for this neighborhood.
Associtation Website:Pemberton Heights Neighborhood Associationmore
The Old Enfield Neighborhood is found between 15th Street and Windsor Road, bordered by Mo Pac and Lamar Blvd. Historic, colonial style homes along with quaint cottages built from 1900-1950 dot the streets of this well known neighborhood. Convenience to the center of town is key, with lots of shopping and amenities nearby. Yet this quiet neighborhood often stands undiscovered despite the diverse architectural styles and attractive homes. The Pease Governors Mansion is the cornerstone of Old Enfield, not to be missed with its expansive, minimalist yard and gardens. You will find a recently renovated Pease Park with playgrounds, open space and a spash pad; host to Eyore’s Picnic every spring. This neighborhood feeds to some of Austin’s finest public schools, yet is very close to many private school opportunities as well (St. Andrews Episcopal, Good Shephard, Westminister Presbyterian Day School, Trinity Episcopal School, St. Austin’s Catholic School).
Neighborhood Association: Old Enfield Homeowners Association
Tarrytown is encompassed by zip code 78703. Bordered by Lake Austin, 35th Street and Mo Pac. It’s one of a kind location, alongside a diverse array of homes and residents make this a no brainer for those looking to settle in Central Austin. Flat streets, hilly streets, modern homes and original bungalows area all present in Tarrytown. The famous 4th of July Parade is a highlight of the year. Many local businesses (Casis Village and Tarrytown Center) and conveniences are very close by and contribute to the sense of community of the overall area. You can’t go wrong choosing to settle down in Tarrytown. All three public schools are in the neighborhood- a convenience in and of itself. Many pre school options are available as well (Westminister Presbyterian Day School, Good Shephard School, Tarrytown Methodist Day School, Tarrytown Children’s Center, amongst others)more
The Clarksville Historic District is an area located west of downtown Austin near Lady Bird Lake. Many historic homes and structures are located within the Clarksville Historic District and it is geographically part of the Old West Austin Historic District, it is distinct from the two neighborhoods of Old Enfield and Tarrytown. While “Clarksville” subdivision is determined by specific parameters, the area surrounding it is commonly referred to as the “Clarksville Area”. Many European immigrants settled in Clarksville throughout the early 1900’s. Anthony Colanetta settled in Clarksville and opened Anthony’s Laundry and Cleaners at the corner of West 12th and West Lynn in 1950. Colonetta also built a drugstore that he leased to his friend Hylton Nau. Today, buth stores are still operating, and the soda fountain in Nau Enfield Drugstore is a rare find. Indeed, it was during the mid-1970’s that Sledd’s Nursery, with high quality plants and organic philosophy opened their doors, with Jeffery’s fine dining not far behind.
Intertwined with Austin’s prestigious Tarrytown, Deep Eddy grants instant access to downtown with a backyard! Heavy trees and winding streets allow this neighborhood to keep a low profile and allow for proximity to Lady Bird Lake Hike and Bike Trail, retail and restaurants. Varying home sizes and lot sizes- newer and older. Don’t miss Movie Nights in the summer at Deep Eddy Pool and riding bikes around the track at O Henry Middle School. You would be hard pressed to find a better round of golf than at Lion’s Municipal Golf Course. Take your time getting to know this neighborhood- it’s convenience is second to none in Central Austin.
Neighborhood Association: Deep Eddy Neighborhood Associationmore
Passionate, long-time residents set Brykerwoods apart from many other neighborhoods in Austin. Bordered by 35th Street and Westover Lane, this historical area was first settled in 1886. Easy access to the University of Texas and downtown areas attract UT faculty and staff and other career families to the area. Proximity to exemplary schools and several retail and recreational areas allow a full lifestyle for those who choose to live here.
Neighborhood Association: Brykerwoods Neighborhood Associationmore