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Victory Neighborhood is located 5 miles from downtown (10 minutes by car or 20 minutes by bus) and has easy access to Hwy. 100 to the west (1.5 miles) or I-94 to the East (2 miles). Most of the housing stock in Victory (88%) was built between 1920 and 1960 and consists of revival Tudors, Georgians, and Craftsman Bungalows, the vast majority of which are owner occupied. Victory Memorial Parkway which runs through the neighborhood is part of the city’s Grand Rounds Scenic Byway system and offers a scenic, tree lined open space with new paved trails for walkers, runners, skaters and bicyclists. Ryan Lake, is located in the north west corner of Victory and in a collaborative effort with Groundwork Minneapolis, Minneapolis Parks, Loring School and the Victory Neighborhood Association (ViNA) Ryan Lake shoreline is being restored as an area destination for relaxation and outdoor enjoyment.

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Boundaries and Zip Code

North: Canadian Pacific Railyards
South: Dowling Avenue N
East: Newton Avenue N
West: Victory Memorial Parkway

Zip code: 55412

Neighborhood Voices

My wife and I started a restaurant in Victory just over 4 yrs. ago. We had thought about opening in South Minneapolis but thought that the opportunity in Victory was much better. We were not wrong! We are struggling, but most new businesses do. The people of the neighborhood have kept us here—friendly, thoughtful, looking out for each other. The community is getting stronger everyday and we are proud to be a part of it.
- Mick

Victory's great parkway and tree-lined streets are perfect for walking the dogs and biking in the summer. Also love the fact that our main neighborhood restaurants all have outdoor seating. The more time you spend interacting with your neighbors, the better the neighborhood gets!
- Ann

I love my neighborhood because I can walk to the city's best coffee shop (Steamworks), I'm on two high-frequency bus lines to get to work, we have a great neighborhood theater (Workhouse Theater) and my neighbors are wonderful people. When I bought my house I thought I was getting a place to live, and I got a community.
- Diane

We're so happy to have found the Victory Neighborhood to put down roots. Our typical evening walks consist of exploring beautiful Victory Memorial Parkway or peaceful Ryan Lake, ending with a stop at one of several great restaurants (and/or a play) right here in the neighborhood. What we have come to love most are all of the great neighbors we have become fast friends with here- it truly is a great place to call home.
- Paul

History

After the dedication of Victory Memorial Drive in 1921, the 1920's and 1930's saw a great deal of growth in the Victory neighborhood as tradesmen and middle managers of many local manufacturers moved into the area for its convenience and proximity to their employer, as well as for the ease at which they would be able to access the downtown area via the electric streetcars that ran down Penn and Thomas Avenues. Many of the neighborhood homes were built at this time; typically craftsman style 1-story bungalows as well as many Tudors with 1-car garages that would accommodate the family's model T Ford.

Housing Styles and Types

Most of the homes in the Victory Neighborhood are single family homes, Tudors and Craftsmans built in the 20’s and 30s. Larger homes in similar styles are located along Victory Memorial Drive and there are a few mutli-family housing units located in the interior of the neighborhood.

Schools

Public Schools:

Private Schools:

For more information on Minneapolis schools, visit Live MSP's Schools page.

Public Facilities

  • Victory Park—with wading pool, playing fields, playground, tennis courts, and picnic area.
  • Victory Memorial Drive—with walking and biking trails and rest areas with benches.

Home Purchase/Home Improvement Incentives

For more information about other incentive programs that may be available in this neighborhood, visit Live MSP's Incentive Programs page.

Getting Involved

The Victory Neighborhood Association (ViNA) is an all volunteer non-profit corporation established to represent neighborhood interests under the Neighborhood Revitalization Program (NRP).

Residents and businesses are encouraged to attend monthly meetings on the 4th Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. at St John Missionary Baptist Church at 4301 Thomas Ave. N.

ViNA sponsors the Victory Youth Corps which provide chore services to senior and/or disabled residents, and community events including the annual Garage Sale, an Ice Cream Social, a Holiday Lights contest and together with the Minneapolis Parks, band concerts and outdoor movies on the Drive. In December ViNA collaborates with other Camden community partners to produce the annual Holiday on 44th celebration.

The Northwest Minneapolis Business Association and the Camden Lions also offer opportunities for civic engagement in the Camden community.

News

The quarterly newsletter, Victory View, is available on–line at our website www.victoryneighborhood.org . Victory Neighborhood also provides news for residents in the monthly Camden News which is accessible on their website www.camdenews.org

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Real Estate Listings

Search Realtor.com for listings. You can search for properties by either clicking on the map or entering the neighborhood name or zip code (noting that zip code boundaries span multiple neighborhoods) into the search bar.

OwnAHomeMN.org—Check here for listings of affordable homes sold by community developers. Note: not all neighborhoods have listings.

Contacts

Victory Neighborhood Association



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