Danville, located less than an hour from Lexington, is home to several historic attractions including Perryville Battlefield, Constitution Square and more, and features fun festivals and events such as the Great American Balloon Race. Residents also enjoy outdoor opportunities, quality schools, charming neighborhoods and several health-care centers. Residents here have taken great steps to preserve many of the historic buildings that create a unique downtown area. This helped earn Danville a spot on our Top 10 Cities for Historic Preservation list.
- To find the best small towns in the country we examined cities with less than 25,000 residents, beautiful scenery, cultural amenities, great restaurants and lots of outdoor activities.
- Why study history in books when you can walk through it? These cities have made historic preservation a priority and recognized the potential it has for attracting tourists, residents and businesses. Community leaders in these towns are committed to protecting historic buildings and, to a greater extent, their city's identity.