Victoria is a centrally located city that is within two hours driving distance from many major Texas cities such as Houston, San Antonio and Austin. The city has a number of attractions, including the Texas Zoo, Theatre Victoria, and the McNamara house, among others. With a stable economy, a subtropical climate, and an affordable cost of living, Victoria is the perfect place for you and your family to rent an apartment and settle down roots.
Victoria occupies a space that was originally the center point of a Mexican colony. When the Republic of the Rio Grande dissolved, the current city was formed. Today, the city has a population of approximately 62,000 residents. However, the metropolitan area is much larger and the town's retail stores service hundreds of thousands of area residents from nearby cities.
Families will not need to look far to find plenty of fun. Your children will enjoy exploring the French cannon exhibit at the Museum of the Coastal Bend or spending a day visiting the impressive Texas Zoo. If you enjoy culture, you may want to visit one of the plays produced by Theatre Victoria. With all of the entertainment options available near the neighborhood, you will certainly never find yourself bored.
If you are single and renting an apartment, you will find plenty of activities to keep you busy. DeLeon Plaza and Bandstand is a relaxing historical park on the National Register of Historical Places. If you enjoy outdoor activities, then you may want to play a round of golf at one of city's many golf courses. Boating and fishing are also common outdoor activities for neighborhood residents. A local mall offers convenient shopping, and downtown areas often host musical entertainment.
Many highways are close and make it easy to travel by car to major cities nearby. You may choose to take advantage of the public transit system that operates 70 bus stops located along four routes.
If you want to further your education while renting in the area, you can attend one of the two nearby colleges. Victoria College offers associate degrees, and the University of Houston--Victoria is a four-year campus that is part of the University of Houston System.
If you are searching for employment while you are in an area neighborhood, then you will have many industries to choose from. Education, retail, health care and industrial suppliers all provide jobs to area residents. Major employers include Dow, Victoria Independent School District and Formosa Plastics Corp.