7.5 out of 10

Victory

45.0328248088005 -93.3146729296101
Great for
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Clean & Green
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Safe & Sound
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Medical Facilities
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian

Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Close, Connected Community"

Although the name of the neighborhood of Victory is derived from the name given to memorialize World War I veterans and fallen soldiers, it also seems to represent the victory that the community has had in developing into a peaceful, nurturing community in which to live in northwest Minneapolis. The community is less than 20 minutes away from the downtown city life and accessible easily by bus or car on major highways and the interstate. It also lies among Victory Memorial Parkway and the Grand Rounds Scenic Byway that gives residents a great place to run, walk, skate, or bicycle amid the great views. The shoreline of nearby Ryan Lake is also being protected and restored so that it provides residents with another option for great recreation in nature.
The homes of Victory were built mainly in the first part of the 20th century and are owner occupied. There are also some rental units situated to the core of the community, and some larger homes near Victory Memorial Drive. The neighbors really seem to feel a sense of connectedness with each other and when you are in the neighborhood you see them walking down the streets and taking advantage of the shops and restaurants along the way. There are some great places to dine in Victory, especially on patio seating on a beautiful fall day.
Pros
  • Beautfiul houses
  • Easy access to major highways
Cons
  • no major retail
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Blur Between the Urban and Suburban"

Located a few miles north of downtown, Victory residents have the luxury of being within close distance to both Hwy 100 and I-94, which is useful since most in the area rely on their own personal vehicles. Since it is a little out of the way of the central communities, the properties in Victory are relatively cheap with the streets mostly lined with apartments, small bungalows and Tudor houses that were built during the 1920's and 1930's. Those who scenic routes would be content to live here since Victory Memorial Parkway runs through, continuing the extensive Minneapolis Grans Rounds Scenic Byway, a pathway that is noted for its tree-lined backdrop.

Victory's population is mostly consisted of single professionals with a small cluster of families and retried individuals. There are several spots to eat and shop, but the pride behind this neighborhood is the outdoor recreation. With both Victory Park and Porter Field nearby, along with Ryan Lake being restored, residents have plenty to do to stay active. Victory also reflects a history of industrialism with some former manufacturer spots still standing and a series of railroad tracks laying in the northeastern corner. Any individual that is looking for an active residential setting that is taken down a notch will have their expectations met in Victory.
Pros
  • Easy access to major highways
  • Close to parks
  • Beautfiul houses
Cons
  • Farther from downtown
  • Few eating and shopping spots
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"A great suburb to live in."

This area is probably one of the best values in the Minneapolis area. Two streets over from the beautiful Victory Memorial Parkway one has access to a couple of different city parks and recreational areas. The houses in this area is solid and well designed from the 40s or earlier. Unlike many newer residential areas where all the houses look exactly the same, the houses on this street are full of character and personality. The neighbors are all very polite and friendly and there is a good vibe amongst the residents. One of the downsides to this neighborhood is the crime in the area. About three or four streets down Vincent Ave, things start to get a little dicey. The home values drop and things just look a little more run down. Some of that spills over into this neighborhood. We have had our cars broken into several times, and so have all of the neighbors. There hasn't been any violent crime that I know of, but just low level stuff like car break ins. Even with thatsaid though, I would still recommend this neighborhood.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids

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