Cross Country Heights – Verona, WI
Filled with lushly wooded groves, comfortable starter homes and mature neighborhoods, Cross Country Heights is a welcoming subdivision in northern Verona. With Cross Country Road on its northern border and Cross Country Park on its east, the engaging neighborhood features bountiful green space and plenty of places to for neighbors to enjoy community activities.
Cross Country Park is an expansive neighborhood park and favorite gathering spot for Cross Country Heights residents. Enticing play equipment, softball backstop, soccer field goals and picnic tables encourage residents to play and stay fit. The park’s sports fields connect to Verona High School, providing easy access to the high school’s tennis courts, running track and football field.
Local Public Schools
Residents enjoy excellent public schools operated by the Verona Area School District. From traditional elementary, middle and high schools to innovative charter schools, several of the growing district’s best institutions are within easy walking distance of Cross Country Heights homes, including:
- Badger Middle School
- Verona High School
- New Century Charter School
Locals revel in the city’s natural beauty, at plentiful parks and the renowned Military Ridge State Bike Trail and the Ice Age Trail. Following the 1855 military route connecting Verona with Dodgeville, the Military Ridge Trail meanders through a variety of woods, wetlands and prairies and edges two state parks. Viewing platforms offer terrific places to enjoy the scenery, and the trail’s paved segment between Verona and Fitchburg is ideal for in-line skating.
Similarly, the Ice Age Trail crosses the east side of Verona, a delightful addition to the community’s recreational venues. Great for backpacking, off-road hiking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and bird watching, the trail follows the path of Wisconsin’s last continental glacier for more than 1,000 miles.
From engaging community theatrical productions to spirited festivals, residents of Cross Country Heights enjoy small-town fun just 15 minutes from downtown Madison. Some of Verona’s most treasured attractions include:
- The Eagle’s Nest Ice Arena. Families relish the arena’s youth hockey games, ice skating lessons and just cruising around the rink.
- Hometown Days Festival. The popular event celebrates the city’s reputation as Hometown USA, the quintessential American small town. Hometown Days is held annually in mid-June and entertains residents and visitors with an exciting carnival, rousing parade, plenty of live music, entertainment for the kids and brilliant fireworks.
- Reddan Soccer Park. Wisconsin’s premier soccer complex, Reddan park draws soccer enthusiasts from around the region and the nation. The park hosts some of soccer’s most exciting competitions, including the Reddan Toe Bash, the MAYSA Cup, Reddan Thunder and the Reddan Ice Age Classic. The park also hosts the USA Cycling Cross National Championship.
After an active day enjoying all of Verona’s many delights, Cross Country Heights residents settle into a comfortably planned community of well-established homes built in the 1980s and 1990s. Here, sprawling ranch homes rest next to stately colonial residences and appealing contemporary styles to give the subdivision an inviting, eclectic atmosphere.