Danville Apartments for Rent
Situated along the North Carolina border in south-central Virginia, Danville is an attractive city divided in two by the curvy Dan River, which winds through the heart of downtown. From this great location, residents of Danville can easily reach several major cites, including Baltimore, Washington, Charlotte, Atlanta, New Orleans, New York, and Philadelphia. Amtrak offers the Crescent Train, which connects Danville to these and other major cities.
Danville’s fascinating history began in 1728 when explorer William Byrd was sent to find a true boundary between North Carolina and Virginia. And although Byrd predicted that the area would quickly be settled, the first settlement wasn’t established until 1792. The tobacco industry thrived in Danville, and during the Civil War, it served as the final capital of the Confederate States. In 1903, a train wreck occurred that inspired a ballad, now considered a part of folklore. “Old 97″ was an express mail train that was running behind schedule. The engineer was running at full throttle when he jumped the tracks and several cars fell into the ravine, killing nine people.
The train inspired one of the many murals painted on buildings throughout the downtown area. The historic downtown contains several structures on the National Historic Register, many highlighting Gothic Revival, Tudor Revival, and Romanesque architecture. Downtown also contains the Riverwalk Trail, a paved path that runs along the river and is frequented by walkers, joggers, bikers, and inline skaters.
Those looking for apartments in Danville will appreciate the unique historic neighborhoods, such as the Danville Tobacco Warehouse District. This district contains historical tobacco warehouses that are now used for both housing and business. At the heart of the district, a restored train station serves as a farmer’s market.