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Victoria is a city in Carver County, Minnesota and is known as the City of Lakes and Parks with a population of over 7,500 residents.
Michael Diethelm is believed to be the first settler in Victoria after setting up a shelter for his wife and two children in 1851 near the present day St. Victoria Church. The name Victoria goes back to 1856, when after several years of disagreement the families located on the north side of Lake Bavaria and those on the south side reached an agreement. Two families on the north side donated 30 acres of land for the church and at the suggestion of the southern faction, the church was named St. Victoria, a favored saint among three families from the south faction. In 1857, steamboats bringing supplies began to make periodic trips from St. Paul to Chaska and some businessmen established themselves in Chaska.
Downtown redevelopment in Victoria offers prime locations for retail, service, office, entertainment, housing and recreational use. Among a host of services, Victoria is home to two schools, a full service bank, numerous places of worship, service stations, car dealership, dining options, sports shop, as well as chiropractic, life style, spa, barbershop, and dental services. The business community continues to grow.
Students from Victoria go to one of three school districts: Chaska District #112, Minnetonka District #276 or Waconia District #110.
Parks and Recreation:
There are several community parks in Victoria and the City is adjacent to the Three Rivers Park District's Carver Regional Park and the Lake Minnetonka Regional Trail/biking trail. Victoria also has many numerous trails within the city that connect many of the neighborhoods.
Victoria Recreation Center includes a fitness center, a gymnasium with two full courts, ice rinks and a walking track.