Info for New Residents

New ResidentsWe welcome ideas on what you would have found useful when you first moved to Cherrywood. Please email your ideas to the webmaster.

Elected Officials

Texas’ U.S. Senators are Senator John Cornyn and Senator Ted Cruz
Texas U.S. Representative, Congressional District 25: Congressman Roger Williams
Texas State Senator, Senate District 14: Senator Kirk WatsonTexas State Representative, House District 46: Representative Dawnna Dukes
Texas State Board of Education Member, SBOE District 5: Mr. Ken Mercer
Austin City Council Representative, District 9: Kathy Tovo

City Services

Trash pick up is Friday, and recycling is every other week.  Yard trimmings can be put out every week. Bulky trash and large brush pickup is twice a year, and you will receive a postcard in the mail announcing when it will be. Visit the City of Austin’s Residential Trash Collection for more information.

Regulations state that you should put your trash can out no earlier than 8 p.m. the night prior and pick it up no later than 8 p.m. on trash pick up day.  Leaving your trash can out there makes you a “target” for thieves.

Child Care

There are four highly-regarded child-care centers in the neighborhood, Escuelita del Alma, Growing Tree, Open Door, and St. George’s Episcopal Church. They all have waiting lists, so contact them as soon as possible for information. Check the Recommendations list for nearby babysitters and nannies.

Kids Activities

There are lots of families with young children in the neighborhood, and activities for kids of all ages. The Meetup group East Side Mommas has many gatherings for mothers with babies and young toddlers at venues in Cherrywood and nearby. Groundwork Music and  Music Together, Music Forever offer music classes for young children in Cherrywood and Wilshire Wood. There are all kinds of activities for older kids at Hancock Recreation Center just across IH 35, including dance classes, soccer, after school care and more. Open Door runs a summer camp for kids 7-12, and there are lots of other camps nearby recommended on the NeighborNet listserv.