Crossville is on Interstate Highway 40, about an hour's drive from Knoxville and Chattanooga, and a two hours' drive from Nashville. It is in one of the fastest growing counties in Tennessee, where every corner seems to be a location for developing small and snug communities where the greeting "Hi, neighbor!" still retains its warmth and friendly charm. Since the first one-room school in Cumberland County welcomed its first little class, a tradition of educational excellence has been maintained. There are now eight elementary schools in the county, with a quality program and teachers that have helped local pupils to score consistently near the top on all statewide tests. The scholastic and competitive ideals of students at Cumberland County High School also find fruition in academics, arts, and athletics.
In 1996, a $9 million building and renovation project was completed at the high school, to accommodate the county's growth as well as to integrate modern changes in technology. A $10 million project was enacted for 1999, to build a new elementary school and to renovate three others.
Providing education beyond the high school level are Tennessee Technology Center, Cumberland County Higher Education Center, Tennessee Technological University, and Roane State Community College. Students also have access to the research facilities of the public library in Crossville.
Residents of Crossville and Cumberland County are fortunate in having excellent health care facilities. Cumberland Medical Center is among the nation's top 100 best hospitals. It is a private, non-profit facility with 186 beds, a 20-bed Subacute Care unit, 24-hour emergency service, expanded same-day surgery unit, comprehensive out-patient services, cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation, home health services, and more. The hospital's Regional Cancer Center offers the most modern technology and proficiency in treating its patients. Since 1985, the hospital's hospice program has provided terminally ill patients and their families with the services of physicians, psychologists, nurses, counselors, and volunteers.
Other health, medical, and ambulance services and supports are provided by a branch of Plateau Mental Health Center in Crossville, Cumberland County Health Department, four full-time clinics, over 50 physicians and surgeons, three assisted-living facilities, and three nursing homes. In addition, a half dozen veterinarians provide a wide range of health care for your pets and other animals.
Residents of Crossville and Cumberland County take pride in the wide variety of places available to them for their shopping pleasure. Some are new and modern, others are quaint and historic. All offer quality merchandise at prices that are very attractive to residents and visitors alike.
Prefer mall shopping? You'll find a 40-store factory outlet mall with over 100,000 sq ft of name-brand merchandise that truly can be considered bargains at the discount prices offered! Prefer unusual shops that appeal to your sense of finding something new and different? Visit the Cumberland General Store in Crossville. Or sample the mouth-watering cheeses in Simonton's Cheese House. Browse through the lovely selection of furnishings and accessories in the Crossville Antiques and Collectibles shop. Spend a delightful few hours or a whole day lingering among the awesome displays of nostalgic treasures at the state's largest outdoor flea market.
Another excursion to energize your "born to shop" instinct is a trip to Crossville's thriving downtown shopping district, with its excellent specialty shops, boutiques, and department stores that offer a diverse selection of goods and specialized services.
Throughout the county are other quaint antique shops, wineries, and other businesses.
Religion has always played a major part in the lives of Crossville residents.
Many churches of varied denominations serve the religious needs of county and city residents.
With all these benefits, plus low taxes and low living costs, it's no wonder Crossville has become so popular with retired professionals and other retirees, companies wishing to relocate, and people tired of the hassle of city life.