Life in Victoria

One of the oldest cities in the Lone Star State, Victoria is home to more than 65,000 who relish the traditional southwestern flavor of community spirit and also appreciate the area’s continuing growth.

Victoria offers a unique combination of amenities not often seen in cities its size. Residents enjoy the natural preservation reflected in the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge and worldclass salt water fishing, and are proud of the historical preservation featured in the annual Historic Homes Tour. Weekend activities often include exploring the Texas Independence and Chisholm trails, kayaking, biking, golf, park sports or a visit to the Texas Zoo. Newcomers can experience “true Texas” at festivals hosted throughout the year, such as the Crawfish and Bootfest festivals, or the Cinco de Mayo celebration, but they may be surprised to learn that a professional Polo Match in the countryside – complete with gourmet tailgate tastings – is the annual fundraiser for the local Nave Museum. Likewise, Victoria’s slate of more refined cultural arts – from the Victoria Symphony and the Bach Festival, to the Victoria Ballet and Welder Performing Arts Center – add a new dimension to the area’s leisure menu.

In addition to oil and gas exploration, the area is known for its plastics manufacturing industry and industrial and petrochemical plants. Growth in technology ventures and a diverse retail sector continue to boost economic growth. Known as the South Texas Crossroads, Victoria is located within two hours of the metropolitan areas of Houston, San Antonio, Austin and Corpus Christi. This unique location makes Victoria a great place to live, work and play.