The Victory neighborhood is located in north Minneapolis west of Penn and Newton avenues, east of Xerxes Avenue, between Dowling Avenue on the south and the Humboldt Industrial Area on the north. The neighborhood was named after Victory Memorial, a memorial to World War I veterans and fallen soldiers. Victory Memorial Drive is part of the Grand Rounds parkway and bike path circuit. The neighborhood contains vintage homes from the 1920s and 1930s through the 1960s, some which are being rehabilitated today. There are many first-time homebuyers in Victory.
Source: City of Minneapolis Profile Page
Nick and Melena Gasper and their 9 month-old, Josephine along with their two Shiba Inu dogs, Pj and Kitsune. Nick purchased his home in Victory in 2004 at the age of 23. Melena joined him in the home in 2008. Melena is an artist and Nick is a system administrator for an ISP. Nick and Melena like that people in the neighborhood are invested in their community.
Alicia Adams joined us for our tour of the Victory neighborhood. Alicia was Program Outreach Coordinator for Bike Walk Twin Cities at the time of our tour. She is now working with Venture North Bike Walk & Coffee in the Harrison neighborhood.