Historic Downtown Homes Bring Business and Tourism to Victoria, TX

By Kevin Litwin on April 28, 2011 at 9:23 pm EST
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With more than 100 buildings on the National Register of Historic Places and enough homes and businesses saved from the wrecking ball to inspire museums, walking tours and more, Victoria’s past is very much its vibrant, colorful present – and its future.

As more homes within the city’s downtown area are renovated, either as private residences or for business purposes, Victoria’s reputation as a historic center in Texas seems secure. And as the neighborhoods grow in diversity, they are fast becoming a draw not only for tourists but also for new dwellers.

Lofty Goals

Some of the larger commercial build­ings within the city, especially in Victoria's downtown district, are being looked at for loft and apartment spaces in combination with retail storefronts, which will further enhance the area. Victoria's business and residential future remains bright due to valiant efforts by the city and its residents to preserve and protect Victoria's culture and heritage.

Keep Downtown Interesting

Victoria is located in southeastern Texas on the Coastal Plain, and the city is proud not only of its location but its commitment to preservation. In fact, in order to protect the value of the downtown district, an ordinance was put in place in 2007 that prohibits manufactured homes within historic districts. Beautification efforts continue to be in effect to ensure the area matches the historical charm and quality of life the city offers to residents.

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