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The Tarrytown and Deep Eddy Areas of West Austin

Jun 7, 2008
Two areas of Austin which are also very historic are the Tarrytown neighborhood and the Deep Eddy neighborhood, and these two areas are adjacent to each other with Tarrytown being slightly farther north than Deep Eddy. These areas are situated in western Travis County, adjacent to Lake Austin, which is what the part of the Colorado River which is just west of Lady Bird Lake is called. These areas roughly encompass the part of Austin between Lake Austin Blvd. to the south, and Loop One to the east, which is also called the MoPac, since it runs alongside the Missouri Pacific railroad tracks for much of its length.

The western border of both Tarrytown and Deep Eddy is the Colorado River, also known as Lake Austin in the area, and many homes in the area have lakefront access. The Tarrytown neighborhood is roughly bordered on the northern edge by 35th Street, near the old military base which is called Camp Mabry. Camp Mabry was named after Brigadier General Woodford H. Mabry, who was the adjutant general of Texas in the late 1800's. The base originally covered ninety acres of land, but by 1911, Camp Mabry had expanded to 311 acres.

During the onset of World War I, the Texas National Guard utilized the camp, which was later used to train auto mechanics for the army. At the present, the post houses the 136th Regional Training Institute, which is located in the Texas National Guard Academy building. The post celebrated its 100th year of operation in 1992, and enjoys the distinction of being the third oldest active military installation in Texas. The base had also been used for the Department of Public Safety training schools in the past, and has hosted many military dignitaries over the years.

Numerous historic aircraft are displayed at Camp Mabry, and these planes are visible from Loop One to motorists. Camp Mabry is currently the home of the Texas Military Forces Museum and has many interesting exhibits on display.

The southern border of Tarrytown is the Deep Eddy area, and its southern boundary is the lake. The Deep Eddy area is frequently referred to as the Lake Austin area since Lake Austin Blvd. runs alongside the southern area of the neighborhood, and the Clarksville neighborhood area is just east and a little bit south of Tarrytown. All three of these neighborhoods meet around Eilers Park, which is where Deep Eddy Pool is located. The concrete pool at Deep Eddy was built in 1916, along with a bath house, and Deep Eddy Pool is the oldest outdoor swimming pool in Texas.

Deep Eddy was originally a natural swimming hole on the river and is spring-fed. The pool and park are bordered on one side by the lake and the hike and bike trails that encircle the lake along the northern shore. Deep Eddy is a very popular spot for picnicking, swimming, wading, and many other family activities, and is surrounded by beautiful, stately Oak, Banana, and Cottonwood trees which provide shade to many of the seating areas of the park.

Occasionally, well known family-oriented films are shown at the pool on weekend nights, called Splash Nights, and watching the Wizard of Oz or something similar on a Saturday evening from a float in the pool with family members and friends is a special treat for the residents of the area and visitors to the pool.

There are many nice restaurants in the Tarrytown and Deep Eddy areas, including Magnolia Cafe and Maudie's, which are both near Deep Eddy, and which specialize in breakfast items as well as Mexican food favorites respectively. Kerbey Lane Cafe, which is farther north, reasonably close to Camp Mabry, is in the Tarrytown area, and Zoot, a continental restaurant which pairs very appropriate wines with its spectacular entrees, is closer to the Deep Eddy edge of Tarrytown.

There are many nice places to live in this old, historic region, including homes, apartments, condominiums, and University of Texas dormitories, and also many schools, a library branch, and excellent medical facilities at Set on Hospital. Tarrytown is a must-see area when visiting Austin, or for residents alike!
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