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. . Enjoy the City's rare combination of small town charm and big city offerings!

Church Spire in Historic Danville
Institute for Advanced Learning and Research Building

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 Number 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.

Bicyclists Stopped Along Danville's Riverwalk Trail
Crowd Gathered at 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.

Brick Building at 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.