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Victoria Apartments For Rent
30 miles inland from the Gulf of Mexico you’ll find a quaint little city in Texas by the name Victoria. Containing only 33.1 square miles of city, Victoria is known as “The Crossroads” as it is within a two-hour drive of four major Texas cities; Austin, Corpus Christi, Houston, and San Antonio.
The history of Victoria begins with the establishment of Fort Saint Louis as a French colony by Rene Robert Cavelier in 1685 – the colony ended in 1688. In 1722 Mission Nuestra Senora del Espiritu Santo de Zuniga was established in Spain close by Fort Saint Louis. The Mission was moved four years later but artifacts from the settlement are on display at the Museum of the Coastal Bend in Victoria.
In 1824 Martin De Leon established a Mexican colony called Guadalupe Victoria. It retained that name until Texas gained its independence from Mexico in 1836, and the city has since been known as Victoria. The city was chartered in 1839 and prospered unlike many other Texas settlements of the era. There was an influx of immigrant population during the 1940s and 50s causing the city to grow rapidly. Victoria is now a modern city, but still maintains its small town feel.
Things to Do in Victoria:
Some cities have hundreds of things to do, but they also have tons of tourists as well. Here in Victoria, you can enjoy your city, tourist free for the most part. There are lots of things to do in Victoria; most of them revolve around history and the outdoors. In such a great location, there is plenty of land and water to enjoy recreational activities, lots of museums to explore, and even some great arts to take in.
Partake in some of the local attractions in Victoria. Visit the Museum of the Coastal Bend to explore the multi-cultural heritage of the mid-coastal region of Texas for nothing more than a donation. The Nave Museum is the only arts museum in the area and is made up of six to eight compelling exhibits annually. Say hello to the 150 species of animals at The Texas Zoo. Tour the four different gardens that make up the Victoria Educational Gardens and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of it all. Check out the demonstrations and the revolving exhibits at the Victoria Art League Community Art Center.
There are several historic sites in Victoria that will give you a glimpse into the past. The Evergreen Cemetery is the first community cemetery in Victoria. The Victoria County Courthouse, built in 1892 by renowned J.Riely Gordon, has a Romanesque structure made of Texas granite and Indiana limestone. History is still lives on as the Fossati Delicatessen, established in 1882 as one of the oldest restaurants in the U.S., is still operating. Keep Victoria Beautiful is headquartered out of the third-oldest home in Victoria, the Hiller House, which was built in 1852.
Dive into the arts in Victoria with their fine and performing arts companies. See fantastic performances at the performing arts centers in town. The Victoria Fine Arts Center is a state-of-the-art production facility that can seat more than 1,400 people, while the Leo J. Welder Center for the Performing Arts has a performance hall that seats 476. See the amazing musical and play productions put on by the Theatre Victoria at the Welder Center. Marvel at the outstanding performances brought to you by the Victoria Ballet Theatre. Be moved by the startling sounds of the Victoria Symphony.
Get outside and feel the breeze against your skin as you partake in the many activities that make up the recreation in Victoria. Golfers will have a field day as they tee off on any of the three golf courses in Victoria: Riverside Golf Course, The Club at Colony Creek Golf Course, and Victoria Country Club Golf Course. Have fun kayaking and canoeing on the various waterways, including the Victoria Paddling Trail. Go horseback riding at Grace Ranch. Grab some family and friends for a paintball war at Mission Valley Paintball or Paintball of Victoria. Play a game on one of the premiere disc golf courses in Texas at the 21-hole course in Riverside Park. Shred it up it the Victoria Skate Park.
What to Consider When Moving to Victoria:
Just as with any new place you are moving to, it is utterly important that check out the area first. You don’t just want to get an apartment someplace you know nothing about. So before moving to Victoria, make sure you know the important things concerning weather, economy, school systems, neighborhoods, government, and anything else you feel is necessary.
Victoria is classified as having a humid subtropical climate. This means the summers are very hot and humid, with the temperature exceeding 90 degrees regularly. This also constitutes mild to warm weather during the spring and fall months, with lower humidity. The winters in Victoria are mild with occasional cold spells. Snow is a rare occurrence. Severe weather happens occasionally, with flooding and hurricanes being the main culprits.
Victoria’s economy is a combination of several different industries; education, health, retail, agriculture, and industrial. The major highways, railways, and waterways keep business flowing in and out of Victoria. The major industrial employers include Formosa Plastics Corp and Dow.
Education in Victoria is managed by the Victoria Independent School District. There are 18 elementary schools in the school district which serve ages PK-5. There are four middle schools for grades 6-8, and two high schools for grades 9-12. There are also 5 alternative campuses for students, and six private institutions with religious basis. For high school graduates, Victoria College and University of Houston-Victoria are in the city as well.
Why Victoria Apartments Are Hot:
The city of Victoria has come a long way from its humble beginnings in 1685. While it has grown greatly in population and economy, Victoria has been able to hold tight to its small-town charm and historic culture. Living in any of the Victoria apartments will give you a front-row seat and backstage pass to life in this friendly city. You will be able to enjoy the educational, fun, and inspiring amenities of your small city, but you’ll also have the ability to travel to the four larger cities surrounding you as well.
- The University of Houston-Victoria is a four-year public university with a 20-acre campus.
- Victoria College, a community college, is home to the Pirates basketball and volleyball teams.
- The annual Downtown Rhythms event features pop and jazz performed by the Victoria Symphony.
- The Czech Heritage Festival includes a Homemade Beer and Wine Show, music, food, and games.
- Riverside Park is situated along the Guadalupe River and includes a public boat ramp, canoeing, and more.
- The six-acre Texas Zoo is located in Riverside Park and is home to both native and exotic animals.