The motto of Danville is "a great place to spend an hour or a lifetime," and the quality of living in the town certainly reflects its motto. As the county seat of Hendricks County, Danville is a unique blend of small community values and metropolitan convenience. It has terrific schools, a rich history, and is only a short ride away from Indianapolis.
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Danville is a well-developed, moderately-sized town with a rich history. People have been relocating to Danville since its founding over 90 years ago. Because of this, you have boundless choices for your home. Depending on your choice of location, you can find small and cute homes or large luxurious ones. Due to the immense pride that its residents take in their town, any location you choose here will be warm, inviting, and homey.
Danville is conveniently located near State Road 39 and U.S. Highway 36, the latter also serves as Main Street in Danville. Danville is a mere 20 miles from Interstates 70 and 465, which branch out to any location within Indianapolis that you would need to go.
Danville is well known for its dining experience, and many people visit for locally-owned Danville restaurants. Residents of Danville have their choice of many different local cuisines or nearby dining choices around their area, including multiple restaurant options in nearby Avon, Plainfield, Brownsburg, and of course, Indianapolis.
Favorites in Danville include the Mayberry Cafe, with an infusion of "everything Mayberry," from “The Andy Griffith Show.” Some claim it is one of the best restaurants in the Metropolitan Indianapolis circle. There are other great options for food ranging from family restaurants to pubs, so you’ll have good options any time of the day or night.
For shopping options, Danville is located within 30 minutes of Circle Centre Mall, a straight route on US-36. Enthusiastic shoppers will find the latest trends, gadgets, and fashions here. However, Danville is not without its own unique shopping experience.
While Danville itself has very few chain stores and no massive malls, there are many smaller, locally-owned shops that sell homemade wares. Downtown Danville carries these kinds of products with passion and pride poured into every one. You will find niche stores with helpful, knowledgeable employees (many of whom are the owners) and items made with a personal touch. FunCityFinder.com calls Danville shopping a "fantastic example of a successful, community-run economy."
Danville is a terrific destination for every manner of fun-seeker. The town's municipal park, Ellis Park, is a popular destination for thousands of visitors every year with many different activities available for all ages. For the nature lovers, Blanton Woods is 50 acres of marked trails that even have special trails for the handicapped.
While Danville is not known for its intense nightlife, it is a short trip west to Indianapolis, which has a myriad of options in the Indianapolis cultural districts, whether it be Fountain Square or Broad Ripple or Mass Ave.
For those who want to explore the 90-year heritage of Danville, the Hendricks County Museum is located right in downtown Danville. It is housed in a former jail that was built in the 1800s and offers a unique experience to learn of central Indiana's rich historic past.
Danville is the county seat of Hendricks County, which is enjoying rapid growth. As a result, Danville has a thriving business environment and an upsurge of activity from the Indianapolis business sector.
Metropolitan Indianapolis is only 25 minutes away, and there are tons of job opportunities there as well. Danville is located in close proximity to the Indianapolis International Airport, which does double duty for the economy of Danville by providing an outlet for business travelers, as well as positioning Danville as an ideal tourist destination because of its location.
Danville is no stranger to self-starters either. Downtown Danville is a mecca of small, privately owned businesses, and the community is supportive and proud of its local shops. The Danville Chamber of Commerce even strives to create a unified league of area businesses for the greater good of the community. It’s good for Danville, good for business, and good for you.
Danville falls within the Danville Community School Corporation district. There are two elementary schools that serve different grade levels. North Elementary School serves children in preschool through second grade while South Elementary Schools serves third and fourth graders only. Students in fifth through eighth grades attend Danville Community Middle School which has many extracurricular activities available to foster the minds of young up-and-comers, including but not limited to: Science Club, National Junior Honor Society, Spell Bowl, Middle School Band and Choir, as well as athletics.
Danville High School has a varied curriculum which promotes active listening, critical thinking, and problem solving. It is also a hub for athletics -- Danville sports are a huge attraction.
For more information on all of Danville's schools within the district, visit the district's official website here.