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Danville is a city in Boyle County, Kentucky, and a part of the Lexington metro area. As the first capital of Kentucky and home to the first Kentucky Constitution, Danville's story is deep-rooted in history. Aside from that, its low cost of living, inviting community, and exciting events have made it an exceptional retirement destination.
Climate & Geography
Central Kentucky has a humid subtropical climate, which has four distinct seasons with hot, wet summers and moderately cold winters. Residents of Danville can expect more rainfall than the national average, less snowfall than average, and approximately 188 sunny days throughout each year.
Situated in the Bluegrass Region of Kentucky, the terrain surrounding Danville mostly consists of large forested areas and flat plains. The Dix River is just northeast of the city.
Recreation, Culture & Entertainment
Danville’s historical significance in Kentucky is exhibited at landmarks such as the Constitution Square Historic District. Residents are especially proud of their art galleries, including the state-of-the-art Norton Center, which hosts performing and visual arts events, and classes.
Active adults will enjoy the Central Kentucky Wildlife Refuge where they’ll discover plenty of natural habitats and fascinating scenery. There are also the Kentucky Wine Tours which is a popular getaway for most adults, where they can tour different wineries and breweries. Danville also hosts several festivals and parades throughout the year. With great food, music, and large crowds, these events are perfect opportunities to get outside and socialize.
Cost of Living & Taxes
The overall cost of living in Danville is less than national and state averages. This is primarily due to the cost of housing which is well below the U.S median.
Kentucky does not tax Social Security benefits and there are deductions for up to $31,000 of retirement income. Public and private pensions, and annuities are exempt as well. Homeowners who are 65+ also qualify for an exemption of state sales taxes on a certain amount of their home value. Kentucky has a statewide sales tax at a rate of 6 percent.
Lexington ranks among the top 100 metro areas in the U.S in Gallup’s Well-Being Index.
Danville is home to Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center which is ranked high performing in Pulmonary Disease by U.S News.