Why This Website?

Danville’s Old West End (OWE), a national historic district, has a wealth of beautiful homes. OWE’s Main Street is often called Millionaires’ Row because of its many fine Victorian mansions. Even its lesser-known streets include an amazing array of architectural styles. This protected historic district is adjacent to the city’s burgeoning River District, a now-thriving city center.

Despite affordable home prices and a low cost of living, home sales in the OWE have been limited. Due to factory closings before and during the recession, Danville has not fully recovered from the housing slump. Because so may OWE homes became available, the city has purchased and “banked” over 30 historic properties – these in addition to those already on the market. Now, with support from the city and other organizations, the historic district’s neighborhood organization, Friends of the Old West End, created this website to raise the profile of the neighborhood and its many available homes.

The Old West End isn’t just a national historic district or just a neighborhood. It’s a community of people with a common interest – the preservation of our delightful corner of a wonderful city.

We’re searching for new neighbors with similar interests, and are pleased that you are visiting us online. We hope you will take a few minutes to imagine your future in a beautifully restored historic home here in the Old West End.

Sign up for our free newsletter to learn more about the people, the places, and the homes. And then be sure to come visit us in person. With your interest in historic homes, you would certainly enjoy our guided walking tour.

Please use the Contact page to make a new friend here in the OWE. We would be happy to hear from you with any questions and get to know someone who may become a new neighbor.