Dansville has a vibrant business district, with stores like Family Dollar, CVS Pharmacy, Rite Aid Pharmacy, and other smaller retailers. For grocery shopping, there’s a Tops Friendly Markets store in Dansville as well as a Save-a-Lot market. The closest Wegmans supermarket is in Hornell, 17 miles south. There’s also a Wayland Food Mart in neighboring Wayland, about 6 miles east.
For major retail shopping, Walmart Supercenters can be found in Hornell and in Geneseo, which is about 23 miles north. The Dansville Central School District covers the area and has a primary school, elementary school and a high school. Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville serves the entire region. The Dansville Public Library is at 200 Main St.