Victoria is 30 miles inland from the Gulf of Mexico and within a two-hour drive of Houston, Corpus Christi, and San Antonio. Additionally, Victoria is the home to the Victoria Independent School District, Victoria College, and the University of Houston–Victoria, making it a great community for students to learn and grow. Residents can explore nearby Riverside Park, which includes The Texas Zoo, the Riverside Golf Course, and the Rose Garden. If you prefer the arts, you will appreciate the performances at Theatre Victoria, the premier theater of South Texas. Love to shop? You’re going to delight in browsing the 678,996 square feet of Victoria Mall that houses department stores, apparel storefronts, and restaurants.