Victoria, Texas, has the nickname of "The South Texas Crossroads," as it is within two hours of Austin, Corpus Christi, Houston, and San Antonio. Victoria is one of the oldest cities in Texas and where Highways 77, 87 and 59 come together. It has a population of a little more than 60,000, and it is a cultural, economic, and historic hub for South Texas. Settled first by the French and then by Spain, a Mexican colony was ultimately established where Victoria stands in 1824. It has the distinction of being the only predominantly Mexican colony established in Texas. Victoria is a city rich in culture and history. It celebrates a number of festivals and events during the year and has more than 200 clubs and organization in its very active community. Victoria has developed high-tech industries yet retains its charming heritage, culture, and architecture.
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Housing StatisticsIn Victoria, there are 24,182 housing units. 22,104 are homes with residents. There are 12,023 owner occupied housing units. The median value of a home here is $110,087. In 2000, the median value was only $69,400. In 2011, the median value of a home in Texas was $127,700, so housing is a bit more affordable in Victoria than other parts of Texas. Ninety homes in Victoria are presently on the market as rent to own properties.
Largest Employers and IndustriesPetrochemicals, hospitals, and government are among the largest employers in the area. Following is a list of the top employers, their industry, and the range of full-time equivalent employees. The Victoria Independent School District is the largest employer, followed by Formosa Plastic and Citizen's Medical Center. Other large area employers include Victoria College, Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Tandy Brands, Mount Vernon Textiles, Safety Steel Service, and many more employers with more than 100 full time equivalent employees.
Victoria Outdoor ActivitiesRiverside Park has the Victoria Paddling Trail, which provides easy access to launch site and take-out points for kayaks and canoes along more than four miles of the Guadalupe River. Use the take-out where the famous Pumphouse Riverside Restaurant and Bar is for a terrific meal or a thirst-quenching drink. Also in Riverside Park is the Riverside Golf Course. The municipal 27-hole golf course runs right along the Guadalupe River. There are 27 holes to play in three 18-hole configurations.
Victoria NeighborhoodsHere are some of the neighborhoods in Victoria that you should know about:
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