Overall Niche Grade
- Public SchoolsA-
- Crime & SafetyB-
- Good for FamiliesB+
- Cost of LivingB+
- Health & FitnessB
- Outdoor ActivitiesB
Danville is a town in Kentucky with a population of 16,685. Danville is in Boyle County and is one of the best places to live in Kentucky. Living in Danville offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many young professionals and retirees live in Danville and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Danville are highly rated.
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Danville is a small country town about 45 minutes away from Lexington and an hour from Louisville. It has a lot going for it *IF* you want/like small town life. Decently nice people, really good schools (surprisingly), and all of your necessities. So why only 3 stars? Because it has its downsides too. There are a lot of overweight people, lots of smokers, and some drug issues in the lower-income areas, which leads to crime. There are a pile of fast-food chains. The only "luxury" eating in town is Starbucks and it is always packed because there isn't nearly enough services in this town for the number of people here. And, this may sound silly but it is crazy windy here - like 75% of the time- which sounds pointless but if you own a home you will be replacing shingles, siding, gutters, etc. well before it is normally time. I stay on 3 stars though because if you can get past things like no Chick-Fil-A or Panera, and only one grocery store other than Wal-Mart- it is a cozy place.
I like the fact that it is a smaller town and that you can walk or bike to most places if needed to. It has grown slightly over the past couple of years, adding new places to eat and shop. Personally I would like to see better management of the city. Many new businesses will not come here simply because of the city's policies and regulations. Many projects that are preferred by the citizens are delayed and dragged out while other ones that many do not give much attention to are given much detail and readily planned out. Adding more recreational activities would also be nice and could possibly cut down on crime rates and general boredom for kids.
Danville, Kentucky is one of the most unique places I have ever lived! Being a part of a military family, I have lived in many different locations, but Danville has been the only place that feels like home to me. There are so many interesting historical landmarks, cute shops, and outdoor places to enjoy time with family and friends. One of my favorite things about Danville is it's coffee shop downtown, the hub. The Hub is a great place to do homework and catch up with friends!