Danville : Kentucky

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What it's Like to Retire in Danville

Danville is a town of about 16,000 people in central Kentucky, about 30 minutes from Lexington. Some people are considering it for retirement because it is of manageable size, low cost, and convenient to Lexington.  The architecture is very pretty according to some reports and the people are friendly to outsiders. There is a small downtown and a good library. The National Trust for Historic Preservation gave Danville the Great American Main Street Award for its charming downtown.

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Where to Retire in Danville and Home Prices

You can live downtown or in the countryside. The median sales price of a home was about $109,000, in mid-2013, according to Zillow.com.

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What is special about Danville

Danville is attractive, low cost,and of a manageable size.  There is a good library.  It is in horse country. The people who live here seem to really love its version of  "Small town USA".
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What is not special about Danville

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Who will like retirement in Danville

People who are looking for a small town in horse country might like it here.
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Climate and Physical Environment

Danville is located in the center of the state. The average January temperature is in the low 30's and the average July temperature is in the mid 70's.

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Restaurants & Cultural Scene

The Great American Brass Band Festival draws bands from all over. Norton Center for the Arts, on the campus of Centre College, attracts big-name performing groups.  There are some restaurants in town and some in nearby places like Harrodsburg. Great American Brass Band Festival is one of 2 annual festivals.
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Crime

The crime rate is lower than the national average.
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Medical facilities

Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center provides acute care services in town. There are nearby hospitals from 11 to 26 miles away.

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Transportation

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Valuable Links

Danville Chamber of Commerce

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What people are saying about Danville

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Facts about DANVILLE
  • State: KY
  • Environment: Rural,College Town,Lake,Small Town,Boating Community,Biking Community,Golf Community,
  • City Population: 10,000-25,000
  • Median age of Population: 25-44
  • Avg Jan Temperature: 21-40
  • Avg July Temperature: 60-80
  • Median HH Income: 20,001-40,000
  • Average Home Price (MLS): $100,000-$200,000
  • Annual Property Tax on a $200,000 house: Less than 2000
  • Total Crime Index: 81-90 (low)
  • Cost of Living Index: 81-90 (low)
  • Culture Index: 91-100 (slightly below average)
  • State Sales Tax: Yes
  • State Income Tax: Yes
  • Name of the Guide: Amandalin

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