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Settled in the Piedmont, Danville gets its name from its location on the fall line of the Dan River, along the North Carolina border. Its strategic location on the Richmond and Danville Railroad have given the city a prominent place in American history and contributed to the city’s development, helping make it the principal city of the Danville, Virginia Micropolitan Statistical Area. At the same time, the surrounding hills lend beautiful views of rolling countryside to Danville, Virginia land and farms, adding small-town charm to big city offerings. Danville has been ranked as one of Industry Week magazine’s top 25 World Class Communities. It’s an especially good place for families and has been recognized by Playful City USA as a city that puts its children’s well-being first.
Land and farms in Danville, Virginia range from estates of all sizes, to forested and cleared acreages, to natural farms, to commercial properties. All properties have easy access to the city’s downtown, including the River District and the historic Garland Street which offers museums and four listings on the National Register of Historic Places. Outdoor activities in Danville include walking trails, mountain biking trails, boat rentals, golf courses, and fishing spots like Angler’s Park, which offer great opportunities to catch catfish, bass, and sunfish.
Major industries in Danville include manufacturing and medicine, with top employers including Goodyear, Morgan Olson, and SOVAH Health. Danville Public Schools offers Danville, Virginia land and farms 12 public schools for the K-12 group while higher education is offered by Averett University, Danville Community College, and American National University. U.S. Route 360 connects Danville to Richmond, while U.S. Routes 58 and 311 act as business routes to neighboring cities. Amtrak’s Crescent route goes through Danville’s historic train station, and the Danville Regional Airport provides connections to passenger and cargo flights.
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