The Dan River Region is a great place to call home. It is a region that has managed to preserve its rich history while simultaneously embracing the new age of technology; a region with “big city” conveniences and “small town” ambience. It is a great place to build a career, raise a family or retire. Consider yourself warned: Once you experience the heart of the Region, you may never want to leave.
Variety. If variety is the spice of life, then the Dan River Region’s housing market is seasoned to perfection. Whatever your taste in housing, the Dan River Region provides a host of choices: Millionaires’ Row along Danville’s Main Street with its beautiful homes of Victorian and Edwardian architecture; a renovated loft in our “Reimagined” River District with a spectacular view of the Dan River; or a chalet overlooking a beautiful lake shore. It’s all here!
Convenience. In the Dan River Region you are only minutes away from everything! Whether you are headed to work, the grocery store, school, your place of worship, work, a ball game, or the movies, your destination is only a “hop, skip, and jump” away. Traffic jams and long commutes are non-issues throughout the Region. Whenever you travel to or from the Dan River Region, Raleigh-Durham International airport (70 minutes) and Greensboro Regional airport (50 minutes) are only a short drive away.
Great Neighborhoods. Do you want to live where you can borrow a cup of sugar from your neighbor, walk your dog, where kids play in the sprinkler in the summer, and catch fireflies in the back yard? There are a great number of subdivisions throughout the city and county to choose from and one just right for your family.
Great Value and Variety. The Dan River Region offers homes in a variety of styles and vintages, with some of the best real estate prices in the country, starting well below $100,000. Places Rated Almanac magazine ranked Danville the 61st most affordable place to live in the United States, with the 11th lowest housing costs out of 351 metropolitan areas.
City Subdivisions. A short drive through Forest Hills gives clear evidence to its name, as beautiful, aged trees and shrubberies line the hilly streets and provide the backdrop for homes in a wide array of architectural styles including Tudor, Georgian, Colonial, and Traditional. One of the City’s oldest neighborhoods, Forest Hills is located off West Main, adjacent to Ballou Park, Averett University, and just a short walk to Danville Regional Medical Center.
Other convenient subdivisions include Southwyck Farms, located on Danville’s south side, a short distance from the Virginia-North Carolina border. This neighborhood offers homes built in the seventies to the present. New construction opportunities are also available. Many newcomers like this subdivision because of its convenience to the Danville Expressway. Adjacent to Southwyck Farms, Grove Park offers classy and affordable housing opportunities.
The View at Country Club features a private clubhouse, manicured grounds, and up to 33 private homes consisting of a pleasing mix of garden homes and individual residences. Some of the homes come complete with a breathtaking “view” of the Dan River.Beccan Ridge is a beautiful city subdivision with a country feel. It offers exquisite homes and large lots, some with water views.
Windsor Heights. In this sprawling subdivision located on Danville’s West side you will find older homes built in the seventies and eighties, along with brand new construction in Canal Place Place located along the Dan River. Building lots are also available for sale. Birnam Woods , also located on Danville’s West side, offers country living in the city. Large wooded lots provide homeowners with privacy and seclusion. Two private lakes provide homeowners with fishing, boating, and swimming enjoyment.
Shadowwood subdivision located on Danville’s North side includes homes built in the eighties and nineties and has its own neighborhood pool. Robinwood located adjacent to Shadowwood provides newer homes in a lovely setting. These neighborhoods combine a nice mix of two-story, Cape Cod, and ranch- style homes.
County Subdivisions. Bridgewood is located across from Tuscarora Country Club in the Mt. Hermon community and offers upper-end priced homes only a few minutes from the City of Danville. Most of these homes are situated on large beautiful lots at least an acre in size.
There are numerous additional subdivisions in the Mt. Hermon community, as this area of the county continues to grow, including,
Laurel Woods, Tuscarora Farms, Fairfield Park, Chandler’s Pointe, Mt. Hermon Place, and Singletree. In the western part of the County you will find Westridge Farms, Sugartree Manor, and Whispering Pines, to name a few.
If you prefer the convenience of townhouse living, they are here too.Charlestowne on Vandola, located between Highway 58 West and Westover Drive offers single and two-story townhouses with attached garages.
Sutherlin Place townhouses, off of Main Street, are convenient to downtown, the hospital, and Averett University.
Urban Living in the River District. Combine a downtown looking to revitalize itself with empty spacious warehouses, vision and good taste, and downtown living is the result. The Crossing at the Dan, located on Craghead Street, spearheaded the rejuvenation of Downtown Danville. Shopping, restaurants, the Community Market, the Riverwalk Trail, the Carrington Center, the Amtrak Station, and the Danville Science Center, located steps from your door are all part of the charm of the River District living experience. In the heart of Danville’s River District, you will find outstanding and unique living choices. These represent a perfect example of moving to the future while preserving our Region’s rich heritage.
Danville River District Lofts – Pemberton and The Continental beautifully combine historic details and modern amenities transforming former tobacco warehouses into luxurious one- and two-bedroom quality apartments with original hardwood floors, granite countertops, a state-of-the-art security system, fitness center, free parking, and river views from many units.
Burton Condominiums occupies space that was formerly the F. X. Burton Tobacco Factory. These two- and three-bedroom luxury condominiums beautifully incorporate the original brick walls and refinished wood floors with updated amenities for modern living.
Smith Seeds Apartments offers luxury one- and two- bedroom apartments, laundry, elevator, free secure parking, and an on-site fitness center. The 36,000 square foot building was a former tobacco prizery and has been beautifully renovated.
Pace on Main offers luxury one and two bedroom loft apartments with deluxe kitchens complete with breakfast bar and stainless steel sinks, beautiful hardwood floors, modern appliances, in-unit washer/dryer and many more amenities.
Ferrell Lofts. Before its transformation to beautiful and spacious one and two bedroom apartments, this historic building has housed a general merchandise store, a metal shop, a cabinet shop, a billiard parlor, a cinema, a women’s clothing store, and a furniture store, to name a few.
Many other downtown living options are available and more are in the planning stages. Seeing is believing!
Getting Away From It All. If you prefer your own private space without a neighbor in sight… you can find that here too. Beautiful homes with acreage, garden spots, pastures for horses, and ponds can be found throughout Pittsylvania County.
Does lake living appeal to you? There are several great options in the Region. Hyco Lake, located east of Danville, covers 3750 acres and has 160 miles of shoreline. Smith Mountain Lake located in Pittsylvania County, surrounded by mountains, is a gorgeous, 40-mile long, 20,600-acre lake with 500 miles of shoreline. Leesville Lake is Smith Mountain Lake’s lovely “sister” lake. Located near Altavista and Gretna, it covers 4000 acres with 100 miles of shoreline. Beautiful homes and cottages are located on the lake and in the communities. Boating, fishing, picnicking, swimming, walking, and golfing are yours to enjoy.
We hope you have a feel for the housing opportunities available to you here in the Dan River Region. We have only touched on a few of many options.
Please come and visit the Dan River Region and find your own home sweet home.