Considering a Move to Victoria, Texas?
Victoria is a great place to live. New residents and those considering a move to Victoria can find helpful information and resources on this page.
Victoria is located in the heart of the Golden Crescent of South Texas, equidistant from:
- Corpus Christi
- San Antonio
Crossroads of South Texas
The Coastal Plains region of Texas is an area renowned for hunting, fishing and birding. With major highways 77, 59, 87 and the future Interstate 69 all intersecting Victoria and with a prime position along the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) Corridor, the City is known as the "Crossroads of South Texas."
Victoria is the largest city in the seven county region, boasting a diverse population of about 62,500 and encompasses an area of approximately 34 square miles. The City is a hub for the area in many categories, including:
Victoria offers several cultural outlets including the:
- Children’s Discovery Museum
- Texas Zoo
- Victoria Bach Festival
- Victoria Ballet Theatre
- Victoria Symphony
- Welder Performing Arts Center, which hosts local theater productions and vocal concerts year-round, and is regarded as the best theater venue in the coastal region
Forefront of New Business & Technology
Victoria continues to be on the forefront of new business and technology, with a strong plastics manufacturing industry, petrochemical and industrial chemical plants, and oil and gas exploration.
Victoria’s newest industrial partner, Caterpillar, opened its new $125 million excavator plant in September 2012.
Public education is offered by the Victoria Independent School District (VISD), which serves 15,000 students in:
- 18 elementary campuses
- 4 junior high schools
- 2 high schools
VISD also boasts a world class natatorium and a performing arts auditorium that were put into service in 2011.
There are two higher education campuses within the City; Victoria College and the University of Houston-Victoria, a four year university.
Excellent City to Live, Work & Play
The availability of a high-speed fiber optics technology network, higher education and the regional hub for a diverse retail sector has made Victoria an excellent city to live, work and play.
Victoria Relocation Guide
To request a print version of the Relocation Guide, please email the City Public Information Officer.