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Old 01-14-2007, 09:19 PM
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We are considering moving from Rhode Island to Victoria. I have a 14 & 16 yr. old, I was wondering how the schools are there. Also the housing, are there any new housing developments? What is the weather really like? Is there a lot of things to do there. Here in RI we have beautiful beaches no amusement parks. Newport RI has a lot of little shops it is a seaside tourist town. There is really not a whole lot to do here so I'm not too worried about that. We seem to be within travel distances to Houston, Corpus Christie, and San Antonio I'm sure we could do day trips there How are the beaches? Any information would be of great help. Thank You!!
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Old 01-14-2007, 09:54 PM
Location: El Paso, TX
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I have been though Victoria a couple times. I found the city to be very nice. I am not a resident so I can not speak of home prices, but being a gulf coast city you can expect the prices to be around national norms, where cities like El Paso are far below the national norm price wise. City.Data has pretty upto date info and you should look at the page for Victoria to give you more info.. ( http://www.city-data.com/city/Victoria-Texas.html ) It does as do all cities in Texas have an increasing Hispanic population.. I mention that because its an issue on everyones mind. I will say to Victorias credit the hispanic and city Chamber of Commerce have merged.. I think this is a good thing, and shows social advancments. Corpus is about 80 miles awas so an hour to an hour and a half away. Port Lavaca is like 30 miles away so you can be on the coast pretty quickly. Texxas Beaches are all state parks and are fantastic. you can camp on the beach, drive on them, and so forth. I travel to Mustang Island each year to camp for a few days on the beaches there, near rockport. The weather is nice.. can be a bit hummid, but the coast brings a non-stop breeze it seems. You will get plenty of rain and lots of sun too. It was very green down there as I recall..

I think all in all you will like it there.
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Old 01-15-2007, 06:57 AM
Location: Texas
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the only thing i can tell you is that they have several good hospitals in the city itself...i know cuz i work with the ER docs who work there, so i know firsthand from them! and though they dont live there, just work there, they say they all like the city-a good size, not too big, not too small, and friendly!
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Old 01-20-2007, 02:12 AM
Location: El Paso, TX
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Bell, what do you know about the schools there?
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Old 02-04-2007, 10:17 PM
Location: Jackson County
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I live in Edna 'bout 28 miles away. If you're Catholic, there is Saint Josephs,and Our Lady of Victoria if not there is Memorial (public) or if Church Schooling is for you, they have it. Excellent schools with top quality teachers and Victoria College available for Starting the Higher learning. good place to live
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Old 02-06-2007, 07:37 AM
Location: Iowa Park, TX
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Originally Posted by texasbirdhouse View Post
I live in Edna 'bout 28 miles away.
My wife grew up in Louise. Small world, eh?

Victoria is a nice town. We considered moving there but found that we fit better in Temple. I like the coastal area though. Very laid back.
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Old 02-08-2007, 02:29 PM
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Default quick warning

toward the end of the Summer, early Fall, until late Fall, be ready for mega big-time BUG infestation. it's the same in Corpus around that time: skeeters and spiders and fire ants go absolutely crazy.
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Old 02-12-2007, 08:23 AM
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Default MOving to Victoria

Victoria is a nice middle sized town. IT is an easy drive from there to Houston or Corpus Christi. There is lots of ranch/farming land around there. I am sure there are new housing developments. I believe they have a farily good public school system, but they also have some private schools as well.

The closest beach in North Padre Island. The Gulf is way different that the ocean off of Rhode Island. The water is brownish close to shore. It is beautiful as you get out deeper (sailing or fishing). The water is generally very warm in the summer months.

I love it. I grew up on the lower Texas Gulf Coast.

Last edited by janea; 02-12-2007 at 08:27 AM.. Reason: spelling
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Old 02-16-2007, 07:12 AM
Location: Amarillo, TX
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My mom and sister live in Victoria, TX. I did also in the early 1980's. I always tell people that if you really really like a "jungle-type" humidity, you will absolutely love it. As a Texan, I was okay with that but when I married and was able to live in high deserts like Taos, NM and Flagstaff, AZ I never looked back. The mountains and high mountain air are for me. However, if you like humid weather (but along with that, you do have lovely greenery), you will adore Victoria. Enjoy.
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Old 02-28-2007, 10:14 AM
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Hi victoriana i live in victoria, tx right now but we gonna move at hallettsville this coming april.. LOL. I do really like this town specially the neighborhood were we live right now cause its very near to the hospital and schools. If you guys gonna live in Victoria better live at Bon Aire Ave..hehehehe Citizens Medical Center Hospital and Victoria College and University of Houston-Victoria right across the block LOL plus the High School..
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