Quality of Life in Cross Plains
Cross Plains offers an outstanding quality of life!
- Low crime rate
- Little to no traffic congestion
- Low cost of living
Downtown Cross Plains recently underwent renovations on store fronts and landscaping. Also, over $200,000 was spent on sidewalks for improved pedestrian travel. The city holds a yearly community clean-up drive.
Churches. Cross Plains also has a wide variety of denominations and religious affiliations.
Emergency Services. Cross Plains offers a medical clinic.
Cross Plains also offers an EMS complete with two ambulances.
Cross Plains has an efficient fire department with three fire trucks.
Surrounding hospitals include:
Brownwood Regional, approximately 35 miles south
Eastland Memorial, approximately 30 miles northeast
Hendrick Medical Center, approximately 45 miles west
Abilene Regional Hospital, approximately 45 miles west
Recreation. Cross Plains has a city park that includes tennis courts, a softball field, and a playground.
The school playground is open to the public with lighted tennis courts.
A community center is readily available for community wide activities.
Lakewood Recreational Center is located 6 miles east of Cross Plains and has a 9-hole golf course and a swimming pool.
Rolling Oaks championship 18-hole golf course is 12 miles east of Cross Plains.
Cross Plains is centrally located around many area lakes including:
Lake Brownwood, approximately 15 miles south and includes Lake Brownwood State Park, great for those family picnics. Lake Cisco, approximately 27 miles north
Lake Coleman, approximately 25 miles southwest
Hordes Creek Lake, approximately 37 miles southwest
Lake O.H. Ivie, approximately 50 miles southwest
Many individuals around Cross Plains offer great hunting and fishing leases throughout the year.
Youth activities include:
Players in Progress (PIPS), a basketball program for children kindergarten-sixth grade
PeeWee/Teeball, Little League, and Pony League baseball teams are formed every summer.
FFA/Roping Club sponsors Junior rodeos.
Pee Wee Basketball for grades 3-6.