Victoria Real Estate & Information

Victoria Real Estate & Information

Anyone interested in buying real estate in the southeastern part of Texas should explore Victoria County real estate as an option. Victoria County has a lot to offer, including a rich history. Although first inhabited by Paleo-Indians Hunter-gatherers and later by a number of tribes including the Tonkawa, Lipan Apache and Comanche, to name a few, it wasn’t until 1824 that the future city of Victoria was established. The colony was was founded by Martin De Leon along with 5,000 branded cattle, thereby beginning Victoria County’s reputation as the “Cradle of the Texas Cattle Industry.” Victoria County real estate sits within 889 square miles and consists of the city of Victoria as well as the unincorporated communities of Bloomington, Inez, McFaddin, Mission Valley, Nursery, Placedo and Telferner. According to data collected by the most recent census in 2010, the population of Victoria County is recorded at 86,793.

Shopping and Dining

If there’s one thing that residents of Victoria County have, it’s an abundance of shopping and dining options. Residents will find dozens upon dozens of fantastic restaurants nearby Victoria County real estate that they can try out, no matter what they are in the mood for. For a traditional American meal, visit The Pumphouse Riverside Restaurant and Bar, The Barn, Jim’s Big Burger, or Moo Moo. Those in the mood for a big, Texas-sized steak should head over to Texas Traditions or The Sendera. There’s also a number of tasty barbecue spots in the area, such as Mumphord’s Place BBQ and McMillan’s Bar-B-Q & Catering. In the mood for something a little less American? Then indulge in some Thai food at Noot’s Thai Kitchen or go for Mexican at the Guadalajara Mexican Grill. These examples just skim the surface of what Victoria County has to offer in terms of restaurants.

There are no shortage of shopping options available as well, from locally owned mom and pop shops to national retail chains - residents will have no problem finding exactly what they need within a short drive from their Victoria County real estate. Local stores include the Laurent Street Antique Mall, the Hobby Lobby, Midnite Rambler Collectibles and Expressions Floral & Gifts, just to name a few. Larger retail stores include TJ Maxx, Walmart Supercenter, Hastings Book Music & Video, Kohl’s and more. Residents will also find plenty of stores and restaurants at the Victoria Mall shopping center.

Parks and Recreation

Victoria County real estate is located nearby a large number of parks that residents can enjoy, many of which offer all kinds of recreational options. The city of Victoria itself has 16 different parks that consist of a total of 887.96 acres of land. Some of these parks include the Pine Street Community Park, the Ethel Lee Tracy Park and the Lone Tree Creek Park. One of the most popular parks in Victoria County, however, is the Riverside Park. The Riverside Park contains 562 acres of land and is bordered by the Guadalupe River. There are more than 200 picnic tables that the public can use in addition to numerous BBQ pits. Additionally, the park contains a boat ramp, a golf course, plenty of walking trails, a disc golf course, a duck pond, a paddling trail several athletic fields and much more. Victoria is also home to the Youth Sports Complex, which has 7 baseball fields and 5 softball fields in addition to covered seating, concession stands and rest rooms. As far as parks and recreation options go, Victoria County certainly has it covered.

Living

Around 80 percent of residents in Victoria County work on private wage or salary, while 13 percent have government jobs and 7 percent are self-employed. The biggest industries in Victoria County include construction, mining, agriculture, and fishing and hunting. The most common occupations include management occupations (including financial managers, operations specialties managers and more), top executives, business operations specialties,advertising and farmers. As of the end of 2014, the unemployment rate in Victoria County was only 3 percent, which is below both the state and national unemployment rates.

Schools, Healthcare, and Transportation

Victoria County real estate is located within the Victoria Independent School District, which currently includes 18 elementary schools, four middle schools and two high schools as well as a number of charter schools and other specialty schools.

Residents of Victoria County are served by the DeTar Hospital Navarro, which provides emergency health services in addition to numerous other services, including cancer care, cardiac care, geriatric services, intensive care and more.

In addition to a number of major highways running through Victoria County, including U.S. Highway 59, U.S. Highway 77 and U.S. Highway 87, Interstate 69, Interstate 69W and Interstate 69E are all planned.

If you are thinking about buying or selling a home, give Mary Ann a call at 361-550-4304 or send an email to explore your options and to find out when is the best time for you to make a move.

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Mary Ann Sawyers
Coldwell Banker The Ron Brown Co.
2505 N Navarro
Victoria TX 77901
361-550-4304

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