Today we're taking a Virtual Tour of Victoria, MN, one of the best Twin Cities Suburbs!
A chill, off-the-beaten path, lake/town/suburb if you will, Victoria is a great city with an adorable and walkable downtown area, tons of beautiful outdoor spaces, and very good schools. This is certainly one to check out!
Victoria is home to around 11k residents and is located about 30 minutes from downtown Minneapolis and about 45 minutes from downtown St. Paul. It is bordered to the north by Lake Minnetonka, to the east by Chanhassen, to the south/southeast by Chaska, and to the west by mostly rural townships before reaching Waconia.
The school districts serving Victoria are Minnetonka Public School District, Waconia Public School District, and East Carver County Public Schools, all rated an A+ or A*. Almost all of the schools serving the city are rated an A+, A, or A- with a few B+ rating mixed in*.
In addition to great schools, nice housing, and a cute downtown area, Victoria is nicknamed "The City of Lakes and Parks" as it has over 200 acres of reserved land, 13 parks and nine lakes within its borders. Victoria is also home to the 1,800-acre Carver Park Reserve.
Home Price Statistics
The median sale price for homes in Victoria comes in around $750k, nearly double the Twin Cities median of around $350k. If you're looking for a single-family home, currently on the market homes range from as low as $350k, to upwards of $9m. If a condo or townhome is more your speed, currently on the market prices range from as low as $350k, to upwards of $1.2m. About 93% of Victoria residents own their homes.
Pros + Cons
Tons of beautiful outdoor spaces
Adorable walkable downtown area
Very good schools
Beautiful housing stock
Newer infrastructure and newer housing stock
Diverse housing stock
Very quiet and idyllic micro-communities
Lack of suburban amenities - for big box stuff, you're heading to Chaska likely
Tend to get a bit more intense weather - hail, wind, etc
Can be cookie cutter
Echoes of a rural past - manure smells
For Fans Of
Basically if you like this area, you might want to check out these other areas 👇
Towns of Tonka - Chanhassen, Chaska, Orono, Excelsior, Wayzata
White Bear Lake
To Sum Up Victoria in Three Points
Beautiful outdoor spaces
Very good schools
Home prices well above the TWC median
As We Depart
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*According to niche.com