The Central Austin zip codes host some of the most coveted neighborhoods of the city of Austin: Tarrytown, Clarksville, Windsor Road, Hyde Park, Rosedale, and of course, the ever popular Downtown. The range of communities is bounded on the west by the Colorado River and Mt. Bonnell, on the north by FM 2222, on the east by the I-35 freeway and on the south again by the river. Homes in theses areas are a mixture of older mid-century houses and newer modern styles, all within a short drive to the downtown area of condominium living while still providing a variety of cute, elegant and fun dining and shopping experiences in the immediate areas.
Tarrytown, located on the west side of the Mopac 1 Loop highway, is perhaps most typifies the notion of an affluent neighborhood, rich with manicured gardens and tall majestic trees that line the meandering streets, and each home is a unique testament to a variety of architectural forms from older ranch homes, to historic colonial, to an eclectic array of modern contemporary remodels. Mt. Bonnell park is a quick ten minute drive from the heart of Tarrytown, offering a gorgeous view of the West Lake Hills across the river.
The other neighborhoods of Central Austin are equally interesting in their own ways. Clarksville is within a quick bike ride of downtown and the homes here are a beautiful blend of bungalows, craftsman and contemporary styles, while slightly north of the city is Hyde Park with a dense mixture of large and small homes while still maintaining a quiet, welcoming atmosphere.
The heart of the Austin is the Downtown area. A bustling and growing metropolis, Downtown Austin is where apartment and condominium living take on that distinct Austin mixture of Texas rustic and modern chic. From the famous Driskill Hotel and the more infamous West 6th Street, there is something to do, see, or eat for most anyone, local and tourist alike. And of course, one cannot forget Austin’s world famous music scene, which come alive at the various venues that dot the city. Highrise living in the city is mostly modern condominium units, but north of the city, toward the University of Texas, there is a large choice of lower key, lower height apartment choices and houses, mostly of neo-Victorian and craftsman styling.