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Old 08-25-2006, 02:02 PM
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I've discovered that Danville has the lowest median price for homes in the U.S. Is there something happening there that has made home prices go down (crime, plant closures, etc.)? I'm considering buying some property there but don't know what the going rent is for homes (ex: 3-bed/2-bath 1300 sq. ft.). Any input would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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Old 08-28-2006, 03:17 PM
 
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Lots of plant closings the past couple of years in Danville which has probably contributed to the higher crime rate. You might check out this website for an idea of rents in the area: removed/

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Old 09-15-2006, 10:23 PM
 
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Born and raised in Danville, have been gone from there for 30 years, visited last month, looks like a nuke bomb was dropped. I literally cried as I drove around to the places I lived and went to school, etc. looks like no urban planning, vacant lots, boarded up houses, in nice res. areas. GM closed years ago, when I was a kid "everybody's" dad worked there. If I had not left 30 years ago I would be leaving now. There are plenty of places to get deals on real estate, this place just seems sad and creepy. Sorry for such a neg. comment, I was just shocked to see what has happened there.
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Old 11-12-2006, 12:36 PM
 
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My father lived in Danville and my grandparents.I didn't know them well at all as mom and dad divorced when i was about a year old. I would like to find out Information about them .Dad died in 1966 his name is Donald L.Alexander.if I could find the Funeral Home in Danville i might find some info.But i can't remember the name, and he was buried in a military cemetary.need help on some Info.

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Old 03-18-2010, 07:15 AM
 
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My father lived in Danville and my grandparents.I didn't know them well at all as mom and dad divorced when i was about a year old. I would like to find out Information about them .Dad died in 1966 his name is Donald L.Alexander.if I could find the Funeral Home in Danville i might find some info.But i can't remember the name, and he was buried in a military cemetary.need help on some Info.

The military cemetery is out on East Main Street. Your best bet for finding your dad's death certificate, is to contact the Vermilion County Clerk, at the courthouse annex, which is on the north-west corner of Main and Vermilion. The website is here: http://www.co.vermilion.il.us/ctyclk.htm. You can find information on the Danville National Cemetery here: http://www.cem.va.gov/cems/nchp/danvilleil.asp.

I looked on the nationwide military grave locator. There is no record of a Donald Alexander, who died in 1966, with a grave in a military cemetery. I did find this, however.
ALEXANDER, DONALD LEROY
SP4 US ARMY
VIETNAM
DATE OF BIRTH: 07/13/1942
DATE OF DEATH: 10/22/2005
BURIED AT: SECTION 20 SITE 375
DANVILLE NATIONAL CEMETERY, IL
1900 EAST MAIN STREET VA MEDICAL CENTER DANVILLE, IL 61832
(217) 554-4550
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Old 09-26-2010, 08:11 AM
 
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Default whats happening in Danville

Hi Guys
I live in Ireland and have been thinking of buying property in Danville.
The cost of property is quite low but I am wondering if this is because the area has become bad.
Property is cheap in Detroit but when one looks harder the crime is very bad so one would wonder if tenants would stay.
Has Danville changed for the worse.
What areas would be good to concider buying in and not buying in.
I plan to visit in Nov and it would be nice to have an idea along with Realtors opinions.
Any ideas or comments you have I would appreciate.
thanks
john
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Old 09-30-2010, 08:52 AM
 
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Businesses are closing down, people losing jobs, and others are moving away. I grew up in the Danville area. I went to DACC. It's becoming more like a ghetto. It is a very depressed neighborhood.
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Old 06-02-2011, 12:29 PM
 
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i live near danville all my life and it once was a nice place to live plenty of jobs shopping areas and so on but ever since walmart opened and plants are closing. businesses are all leavin people are movin and it has turned in to the ghetto... there is nothing here. crime has skyrocketed. i would avoid coming here at all cost only reason im still here is i cant yet afford to get out.
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Old 06-03-2011, 04:11 PM
 
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thanks guys for the honest answers i do appreciate your help
I hope things get better for you all
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