About Danville

Danville - A Great Place to Live
Located in south-central Virginia along the North Carolina border, within a day's drive of two-thirds of the nation's population, Danville boasts historical landmarks, recreational opportunities and beautiful rolling countryside. Places Rated Almanac magazine ranked Danville the 61st most affordable place to live in the United States, with the 11th lowest housing costs and the 27th lowest crime rate, out of 351 metropolitan areas. Yahoo! Real Estate ranks Danville as a top retirement spot. Enjoy the City's rare combination of small town charm and big city offerings!
Historic Danville
Institute for Advanced Learning and Research
Danville - World Class Community
Danville is among the top 25 World Class Communities, recognized by Industry Week Magazine. Danville's high ranking compared with over 300 metropolitan communities around the country is a testament to our citizen's work ethic and our business community's dedication to productivity and business expansion. Danville was ranked #9 in Micro Cities of the future 2009/2010. In 2008, the City of Danville and Pittsylvania County received national recognition for innovative strategies. Danville truly is a World Class Community!
Danville - a Playful City!
Danville has been recognized nationally as a Playful City. Playful City USA is a national recognition program that honors cities and towns across the nation who put their children's well being first by recognizing and harnessing the power of play. Danville is committed to recreation and providing opportunities for unstructured play.
OR-Kids Race on Danville's Riverwalk Trail
Carrington Pavilion
Danville - Cultural Arts and Entertainment
Danville is quickly becoming a hotbed of culture in southern Virginia. Danville plays host to music fans, art enthusiasts, theater buffs, and cinema-goers of all ages. Be it the Carrington Pavilion summer concert series, the Danville Symphony Orchestra, an art series at the Danville Museum of Fine Arts, or a theater production for children, Danville can fill all your cultural needs.
Danville - a Community Dedicated to Education
Danville has a rich diversity of educational institutions, including Averett University, Danville Community College and the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research. These unique community strengths, which have transformed our region's economy, offer opportunity to the global business community.
Averett University
Downtown Danville
Danville - a Resilient Downtown
A vibrant downtown is critical to the quality of life and the economic well being of a community. The River District Association's (RDA) vision includes economically viable and unique businesses, attractions, restaurants and residential areas that serve to attract local citizens to visit the River District and to entice future residents to relocate in the area.