Victoria, located beside the Guadalupe River, is nicknamed The Crossroads of Texas because of its two-hour proximity to large metropolitan cities Corpus Christi, Houston, San Antonio and Austin. Residents and visitors enjoy the city's rich history and culture, both of which earned Victoria a spot on the Top 10 Cities for Historic Preservation list. Attractions include a Bach Festival, ballet, Fossati’s Delicatessen and a literary scene thanks to the American Book Review published at The University of Houston-Victoria.
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- Why study history in books when you can walk through it? These cities have made historic preservation a priority and recognized the potential it has for attracting tourists, residents and businesses. Community leaders in these towns are committed to protecting historic buildings and, to a greater extent, their city's identity.