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-Cost of living
-Attractive setting
-Historic interest


-Declining economy
-Low educational attainment

What Bert Has To Say About Danville Metro Area

Danville, located in what is referred to as the “southside” part of the state, remains today a depressed center for the tobacco and textile industries. Textile giant Dan River Corporation makes its home there, and the atmosphere is generally business-friendly. However, the current employment and job-prospect figures reflect the poor economic state of the dominant industries.

Physically, the downtown area is a mix of historic and small-scale, modern buildings. The Millionaire’s Row section of Main Street is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and there are a few minor cultural assets. But the rest of the area reflects its depressed and largely working class climate, with older, uninteresting residential areas, some in poor shape, dotting the hillsides surrounding the city. The city has the lowest home prices and cost of living among Virginia’s metropolitan areas, but the declining economy and lack of intellectual stimulation gives the area a notably low rank for the state. We don’t see much change going forward.

The Dan River bisects the city on a rolling and wooded plain. Hilly, mostly wooded areas surround the city. Danville enjoys four distinct seasons with warm summers and crisp but moderate winters. The nearby hills and mountains to the northwest block extreme cold and strong storms. Precipitation is spread evenly through the year, occurring mainly as summer thunderstorms and periods of fall and winter rain, with occasional snow and freezing rain. First freeze is mid-October, last is late April.


  • Location: Extreme south-central Virginia at North Carolina border
  • Country: United States
  • State: Virginia
  • County: Pittsylvania County
  • Metro Area: No Metro Area

Quick Facts About Pittsylvania

    The unemployment rate in Pittsylvania County is 5.70 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Pittsylvania County jobs have Increased by 0.33 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Pittsylvania County's cost of living is 15.20% Lower than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Pittsylvania County's population is 63,318 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 2.55 percent.
    Average Commute time is 26 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    The median home cost in Pittsylvania County is $109,200. Home appreciation the last year has been -0.60 percent.
    Pittsylvania County public schools spend $9,816 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 13.6 students per teacher in Pittsylvania County.

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