Danville is a historic community located in south central Virginia on the Virginia / North Carolina line. The Dan River flows through the heart of Danville on its path from the Blue Ridge mountains to the Kerr Reservoir just 55 miles east of our city. Danville lies 180 miles from the Atlantic coast and just 50 miles east of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains at an altitude of 565 feet above sea level. The city's piedmont location has been blessed with mild winter climate and moderate summer temperature/humidity. The 2006 average annual temperature was 57 degrees and the annual rainfall was 60 inches. Conveniently located between the Raleigh/Durham Research Triangle area and Greensboro/ Winston-Salem Tri-City area of North Carolina and the Roanoke & Lynchburg area of Virginia, all about a one-hour drive away.
We are proud of our schools (public & private), our police, fire, and emergency rescue services, our colleges, restaurants, shopping centers and mall, our churches, civic organizations, financial institutions, and industry.
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The downtown central business district is a typical main street USA. With ample restaurants and shopping from clothing to hardware, plus financial, professional, and government services. You will also find the train station and farmers market downtown plus the science museum , auctioneer's park, public library, Crossing of the Dan nature trail, Danville Chamber of Commerce, and a European flavor coffee shop to meet with your friends.
Danville is Southern Virginia's largest industrial city, and is recognized as one of the state's leading manufacturing centers. The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. is one of Danville's largest employers. Established in 1966, the Danville Goodyear plant is the world's largest and most modern for manufacturing truck and aircraft tires. In addition to Goodyear Danville has several nationally recognized manufacturers including Corning, Inc., Intertape Polymer Corp., Nestle Refrigerated Food Co., Owens-Illinois, Inc., Vulcan Materials, and many smaller companies manufacturing a varied product line ranging from mobile/modular homes to lumber and electronics.
The City of Danville and surrounding area offers over 200 places of worship of various denominations.
Danville is serviced by a modern hospital with 430+ beds. The Danville Regional Medical Center is located near the center of the city between South and West Main Street. Community health is maintained by more than 140 physicians and 40 dentist. There are also several modern medical office facilities, including Piedmont Regional Medical Center, Piedmont Prime Care, and Immediate Care.
The City of Danville and Pittsylvania County have school systems that provide the facilities and environment to prepare our children for the 21st century. The area also has 9 private and parochial schools that serve grades K -12.
In addition to the modern facilities of Danville Community College at left, the area is also home of Averett University; a four year , private, fully accredited, independent liberal arts college chartered in 1859. Averett offers bachelor's degrees in 35 majors and has recently opened a 75 acre convocation and athletic center. Danville also has an independent junior college of business in the National Business College.
Danville has three national banks with ten branches and five state banks with fourteen branches. Most banks offer extended hours at their branch offices for your convenience. There are several mortgage companies in Danville, see our financial page for a listing of some with current market quotes.
The City of Danville offers over 295 acres of parks for the citizen's enjoyment. In addition to the Dan Daniel Memorial Park that is home to the Danville Braves, a farm club of the Atlanta Braves; the parks offer picnic grounds, hiking and bike trails, soccer, football, baseball, and volleyball fields, an amphitheater, shelters with picnic ovens, horseshoe pits, and a senior citizens center at the 107 acre Ballou Park off of West Main St.
Danville offers five local golf clubs and has an additional five courses within a 40 minute drive. There are also two public driving ranges and two golf shops in the Danville area. The two public clubs are Ringgold Golf Club off U.S. 58 East and Caswell Pines Golf Club , located on County Home Road, off US 86 in Yanceyville, NC.
Danville is surrounded by area lakes that are great for fishing, swimming, water skiing, and boating. Buggs Island Lake , 50 miles east at Clarksville, Va.; Smith Mt. Lake, 30 miles northwest; Hyco Lake, 25 miles south near Roxsboro, NC; and Philpott Lake, 45 miles west near Bassett, Va. offer all the above plus camping facilities. There are other smaller lakes including Farmer Lake, Burton Lake, and Mayo Lake nearby, all are excellent fishing. And don't forget the Dan River at the heart of the city.
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