Once hailed as the "Cradle of the Texas Cattle Industry", Victoria County has made quite a lot of progress. Fast forward to the 21st century and you find a place that’s modernized beyond description. Swanky high-rise malls with swankier brands is now a common sight. Experimental restaurants with molecular gastronomy to vintage microbreweries redefining mixology, Victoria has come out of its shell with a bang.
But the county is more than just a wave of modernization. It’s also about the quaint feel of the French town that it once was. It’s also about the inextricable link with the wild side of Texas. Simultaneously, it’s also about the economic security that it provides to the region for a sustainable future.
That French feel survives today not only in street names and colonial architecture but in its distinct rendition of arts and cuisine. The best place to get your weekly dose of arts and culture is the Victoria Fine Arts Center, which puts up great shows at reasonable prices. The Leo J. Welder Center for the Performing Arts, near Deleon Park, is a modern avatar of the American theater scene and frequently collaborates with many national art colleges and institutions. In the department of food, you have both the old and the new. The Fossati's Delicatessen, opened in 1882, happens to be the oldest deli in Texas and one the oldest in the nation. Music and food is a daily celebration. Before entering, prepare your soul for a heartful event rather than just a boring dining experience. The county has other glamorous option for you to try. The PumpHouse Riverside Restaurant and Bar is an offbeat place with a selected crowd. Alternatively, the Frances Marie's is a food fest in the disguise of a food joint. Make the most of it when you are in town.
The Texas Zoo features local and exotic wildlife from all corners of the animal world. You have a petting area and a nice camp for children where the young ones can learn more about Mother Nature. Hugging the huge zoo complex is the Riverside Park, with nice rose trails and green grass. The favorite place for local music events is the DeLeon Plaza and Bandstand, which for its historical significance is today added to the National Register of Historic Places.
Victoria is warmed by the influence of Houston, Austin and San Antonio and their economic stories are deeply interlinked. Victoria serves as a hub of retail trade for the entire South. It also has made deep inroads into the education, health, and agriculture center due to which there has been a steady rise in the quality of living compared to the national average.
The education sector, in particular, promises a lot. Right from elementary level all the way up to the University, the county has the right mindset and culture for excellence in education. The city glows with the presence of the prestigious institutions like the University of Houston-Victoria, Victoria College and equally by schools like Trinity Episcopal School, St. Joseph High School, Nazareth Academy, among others.
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