5.6 out of 10

Victory

43.0914732959066 -73.5904356669662
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Pest Free
  • Safe & Sound
Not great for
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Parks & Recreation
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Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian

Reviews

3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
Sep 17, 2012

"A Victory For Those Who Like Peace & Quiet Away from Man-Made Chaos and Distraction"

While it is a beautiful residential community, there's not much to do in the immediate town of Victory, which is home to an abandoned Mill (“Victory Mill”, which the town is sometimes known by) and near the location of a Revolutionary War battle that was an American...well..."Victory".

While there is a Shop Rite, that's pretty much it; everything else to be found is in nearby Schuylerville, such as stores and restaurants and anything else, or in nearby Greenwhich CT, or Queensbury, NY: where you'll find the Six Flags Great Escape Amusement Park as well as Splashwater Kingdom: all in only about 20 minutes away! In Victory Mill itself you will find the Saratoga Monument, which honors the moment that British General Burgoyne surrendered to General Gates, which is considered “the turning point of the American Revolution” and goes down in history as an essential point in building the future of America.

Today there are over 544 people in one of America's most tiniest villages, including around 144 families and 189 households. The population consists of 97.61% White and very little diversity. The median sales price for a home goes for about $87, 234 and you'll be sending your kids to great schools at the Schuylerville School District. Victory (or “Victory Mills”) is not to be confused with the town of Victory in Cayuga County, NY. You will be within short distances of neighboring towns (most within 15 miles of reach by car), and that's where you'll find all your day-to-day needs. The nearest Train Station is in the lovely town of Saratoga Springs which is not that far away.

Overall, I would highly recommend this place for retirees who wish to move to the countryside of NY and away from everything else. It's also a great place for families with kids who don't mind the country and feel at home in nature (aka strolling around in the fields and wood with siblings and friends) is their idea of a good time. It might be a great place to build your first cabin, and not be annoyed by neighbors wanting a try in your brand-new backyard hot tub. In other words, if peace and quiet is what you're looking for, well, then you've found it here at the surprisingly historic, yet sleepy little town of Victory.
Pros
  • very small
  • very safe
  • wonderful schools in nearby village of Schuylerville
Cons
  • a bit out of the way
  • somewhat isolated from other towns
  • not diverse
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Country Lovers