Welcome to Victoria
A growing but peaceful community with lots of nearby green space
Victoria is a fast-growing and popular area to live in. However, it has managed to maintain its peaceful, small-town feel with the community being home to about 10,000 residents. Only about 25 miles southwest of Downtown Minneapolis, the area has a slew of parks and lakes for enjoying the great outdoors. Lakefront and pond front homes can be found here as well as large estates with space for horses, and there have been a lot of recent new buildings.
Victoria is known for being a friendly and welcoming community. It’s a great place for affluent families of all ages and has some of the highest-valued real estate in Carver County. There is a pretty and historic downtown that is also a hub for local businesses and fun events, including a classic car show, art fair, and live music. The nearby walking and biking trails, boat launches, and golf courses mean there’s ample opportunity to enjoy the area’s pretty scenery too.
What to Love
- A friendly and welcoming community
- Lots of open space and natural areas
- Easy commute into the Twin Cities
- Peaceful community
- Growing area
- Carver Park Reserve
- Walking and biking trails
Victoria offers a nice blend of suburban living with a small-town feel. Locals love getting out on the water or exploring the green space of the many parks and trails nearby. It is a prosperous town that is bigger than its small-town feel lets on. Residents enjoy a high standard of living and a pleasant lifestyle.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Victoria’s downtown is historic and a hub of local dining and shopping. Foodies will love living here and sampling the variety of local restaurants. Floyd’s Bar has a classy-but-old-school atmosphere and treats locals to casual dining. Winchester and Rye
serve fine whiskey and food in its lounge. Their name is from the family history of designing custom Winchester wood carved rifle stocks on one side and distilling corn and rye whiskey on the other. They are especially celebrated for their wood-fired pizzas and meats.
The Noble Lion
is a casual local eatery with a European ambiance that prides itself on the delicious food served in a neighborly setting. Cuzzy’s, a Minneapolis favorite, has a location named Victoria House
here with a beautiful view of Lake Stieger. ENKI
also has a terrific taproom on Lake Stieger. Finally, the Social Ice Cream Parlor
is a long-running local favorite for a sweet treat.
Things to Do
Victoria residents enjoy all the parks and lakes nearby. The community is home to 12 lakes and 22 parks. Zumbra and Virginia lakes are the largest and are especially popular with public boat ramps. The Minnetonka Regional Rail Trail
runs through Victoria. The 1,200-acre Carver Park Reserve
is nearby and is home to a historic site, nature center, campground, and bird sanctuary as well as winding trails through the forests and alongside the interconnected lakes and marshes. The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
is adjacent to the community as well.
For mixing green space with some fun and relaxation, a visit to the nearby Parley Lake Winery
is a great way to spend a day enjoying the award-winning wine, touring the vineyard and orchards, and taking in the lovely art gallery on site.
The Eastern Carver County School District
manages the schools that serve Victoria. Students attend the public elementary school in the community and nearby middle and high schools. There is a private preparatory school. Some nearby schools include:
Get in Touch
Ready to move to Victoria? Get in touch with an agent whose expertise will make your process a smooth one. Chad Haasken
is ready to help you today.