The vibrant city of Victoria, TX lies along the banks of the Guadalupe River, just 30 miles inland from the Gulf of Mexico. Three major highways meet in Victoria, also known as the “Crossroads of South Texas”. These include U.S. Highways 59, 77 and 87. Victoria remains the sole incorporated area located within Victoria County. Easy access to several major urban areas affords Victoria, TX residents with additional amenities. Some of the larger cities within a two-hour drive of Victoria include Austin, Corpus Christie, Houston and San Antonio.
Victoria, Texas is the seat of Victoria County and an important business and cultural center for the region. Victoria has a strong economy with a diverse base of industry. Local businesses benefit from access to the prosperous Golden Crescent region, which includes seven south-central Texas counties. Also a regional hub of transportation, Victoria, TX has access to Port Lavaca-Point Comfort, the Port of Victoria, the Victoria Regional Airport, several railway stations and large and small freight carriers. Major employers providing jobs to the Victoria area include Victoria Independent School District, The Inteplast Group, Formosa Plastic and Citizens Medical Center.
Victoria citizens enjoy an enviable quality of life with affordable housing options and an impressive selection of health care options. Victoria, Texas offers outstanding public and private schools for students at the primary and secondary levels. Local facilities for higher education include the University of Houston-Victoria and Victoria College. More than 60 additional top-notch colleges and universities lie within a 125-mile radius of Victoria, TX. These include Rice University, Texas A&M University, the University of Houston (main campus) and the University of Texas.
Victoria, Texas offers residents and visitors a wealth of options for entertainment and recreation, including the Bach Festival, the Victoria Ballet Theater, the Community Theater, three golf courses, a 12-screen movie complex, Nave Museum, Victoria Symphony and a range of choices for shopping. Historic sites located in Victoria’s historic downtown area include Memorial Square, the John J. Welder Mansion, the O'Connor-Proctor Building in DeLeon Plaza and Victoria County Courthouse. In addition, the beautiful natural surroundings afford outdoor enthusiasts the ideal setting for bird watching, fishing, hunting, swimming and year-round water sports. Other popular destinations in the area include Coleto’s Park and Reservoir, Saxet Lake Park and Riverside Park, which is home to the National Zoo of Texas.
Victoria, Texas projects the values of a small town community despite the astounding growth of the region. Set amidst the rolling plains of scenic south central Texas, Victoria offers affordable lifestyles and a successful business atmosphere.