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    Discover friendly faces in Cross Plains, Wisconsin

    Visit the Village of Cross Plains, Wisconsin, and discover why its motto is “Famous for Friendliness.” Stay a few days and you’ll be ready to relocate here permanently.This pastoral village, set in the heart of Wisconsin’s dairy country, reports a modest population of about 3,500.

    Yet it is only a short drive from the bustling capital city of Madison. The metropolitan area is served by three U.S. interstates, an airport, three hospitals, three colleges and countless shops, restaurants and entertainment venues.

    A step back in time

    Cross Plains, founded in the mid-1800s, maintains an old-fashioned charm that calls to mind the days when people would visit with their neighbors to “sit a spell” on the porch and socialize as the evenings wound down and fireflies flitted about.

    While the atmosphere is old-world, the homes in this pastoral community illustrate a modern sensibility: spacious and attractive, with sizable yards and patios or decks designed for outdoor entertaining. The neighborhoods are clean and safe.

    The climate is generally mild, with four distinct seasons. Summers tend to be warm but not sweltering, and winters get plenty of snow (just right for sledding!) yet temperatures rarely dip below the teens.

    Family time is important here, and is demonstrated by the village’s dedication to 25 acres of public parks, perfect for picnics and walks. Nearby, the Ice Age Trail, part of the 1,000 mile National Park Service National Scenic Trail System, follows the path of glaciation from the last Ice Age that occurred 12,000 to 15,000 years ago.

    Notable annual events in Cross Plains include the Lions Trout Days, which occur on the opening day of trout season. Fly fishermen and other anglers flock to the spring-fed headwaters of Black Earth Creek to compete in the fishing contest. The event is held in conjunction with Lions Garage Sales Day.

    Amenities in the Madison area

    Primary and secondary students attend Middleton-Cross Plains School District. Higher education facilities within a short drive of Cross Plains include the University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison College and Edgewood College.

    Three hospitals — St. Mary’s, Meriter, and University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics — serve the area, and transportation includes Dane County Regional Airport.

    The area offers a wide range of outdoor recreation, including snow skiing and skating in the winter, and hiking, biking and boating in the warmer months. Golf and tennis remain popular pursuits at area parks and country clubs.

    Nearby, Madison is home to a nature center, zoo, galleries, museums and theaters. It boasts an eclectic mix of shops and restaurants.

    Famous for friendliness

    Cross Plains is ready-made for families, retirees and urban commuters. Its central location assures that residents will have convenient and quick access to a wide range of amenities and services without having to sacrifice the peaceful existence of small-town charm. It is the perfect place to settle down and share in the friendship that made this village famous.


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