A growing but peaceful community with lots of nearby green space.

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

Local Lifestyle

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.
There are some lovely antique shops in the historic downtown as well. Churchills Quality Cigars and Gifts is popular for unique gifts, and the White Birch House has lovely, custom-designed furniture.
The Charlson Thun Community Bandstand is Victoria’s best venue for events and concerts, on Lake Stieger.

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.
Golfers won’t feel left out in Victoria either. Deer Run Golf Club has a lovely course, best known for its pristine landscaping. The Chaska Town Course and Island View Golf Club are also close by.


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:

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