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Victoria, Texas, is the ideal place for those looking for a calm, peaceful home just a short drive from the big city. Known as “The Crossroads,” Victoria is within a two-hour drive of San Antonio, Houston, Austin, and Corpus Christi.
Victoria itself has plenty to keep you close to home, however. The 562- acre Riverside Park on the eastern bank of the Guadalupe River offers the perfect chance to spend time outdoors and enjoy the natural beauty of Victoria. The park has a baseball field, several playgrounds, a disc golf course, and a beautiful rose garden.
Riverside Park also has plenty of marked trails for biking and hiking. Bring your binoculars to spot the many bird species who migrate through the area, as well as armadillos, deer, and more. Another great opportunity to enjoy the nature surrounding Victoria is to kayak, paddleboard, or canoe down the Guadalupe River. If you really want to see some wildlife, though, check out the Texas Zoo in Victoria. It exhibits over 100 species, including many native to Texas.
If you love golf, you will love living near Riverside Golf Course. This 18-hole municipal course caters to golfers of all levels. You can also try out a nearby private golf course, such as Victoria Country Club or The Club at Colony Creek.
With a custom home in Victoria, you will have the opportunity to pick your favorites of the more than 50 local restaurants. You will find all types of cuisine available, but Victoria is especially proud of its barbeque. Many local favorites are part of the Great Coastal Texas Barbeque Trail.
In addition to great food, the people of Victoria also love great music. It has several music festivals, including Bootfest, the Victoria Bach Festival, and the Czech Heritage Festival. Throughout the year, you can hear catch a performance at the Leo J. Welder Center for the Performing Arts and the Victoria Fine Arts Center. The city even has its own ballet and symphony!
With all Victoria has to offer, you may be surprised to learn that the cost of living here is low. That means your money will buy you more here, even when it comes to housing. Learn more about building a custom home in Victoria TX with Steve Klein Custom Builder.