|Quality of Life
Fresh air, clean water, accessibility, and low cost energy make Eastland an attractive place to live and work. But so do things
like the breadth of medical resources, the vast array of services for
businesses and people. They all contribute significantly to the
community's high quality of life.
The resources that will be required for Eastland to continue its current
quality of life well into the future are in abundance. Careful planning
by city fathers has laid the foundation for sustainable, affordable
development for many decades to come.
We're fortunate that the resources both people and businesses need today
and will require in the future don't have to be imported from other
Eastland is a great place to raise a family,
with a population base of almost 3,800 residents. A self
contained town with medical amenities, sports for all ages, quality
schools and competitive business environments all serve to make Eastland
an complete place for a short stay or for a life-time.
Beginning with the approaching of School, Eastland
Pee-Wee football kicks off with a program for kids in the first through
6th grades. While the tackle football groups are mainly for boys, there
are many opportunities for young ladies to be involved in cheerleading,
jazz and tap programs.
Early fall kicks off the Eastland Little Dribblers
leagues for both girls and boys and they play on Saturdays during the
fall and early winter. Baseball and softball are not far behind and both
leagues offer T-ball from ages 4 up to 18. Along with the local golf
courses and lakes, there is a complete offering for the sporting
enthusiast year round. If hunting and fishing are your hobbies, Eastland
County offers many opportunities for wild game hunting. Additionally,
fishing at Lake Leon is some of the best in the area.
The local school system works hard each and every
year to offer a quality education to all of the students and does so
without losing the hometown friendliness that one would associate with a
small West Texas community.
Eastland Schools compete in the class 2AA division
of athletics and each year qualify most of their teams for post-district
play and in addition, provide excellent opportunities in band, one act
play, Vo-Ag and FCCLA competitions as well as high quality participation
in all of the UIL academic contests offered each year for students to
better themselves and improve on the already excellent educational
opportunities featured on the exemplary campuses in the district.
Eastland County also offers an excellent 4-H program for year round
emphasis on raising and showing animals.
There are many excellent service clubs from the
Kiwanis, Lions, and Rotary Clubs as well as civic clubs for women and
programs for the elderly such as Meals on Wheels. The Downtown business
area centers around the historic County Courthouse and the restoration
project on other historical buildings and the Majestic Theater, fully
restored, shows current first run movies to liven up the weekends. You
get old town feel with old small town prices and the movie quality of
the big city without all of the hassle.
Throughout the community, there is a friendly
association of churches of all denominations that work together on many
benevolence projects to help and provide for the less fortunate in the
community. From its quite historic neighborhoods to its thriving
business center, forward thinking people are keeping Eastland on the
cutting edge of growth… and yet planning it in such a way as to not lose
its small town West-Texas flavor. The opportunities for jobs and
business abound and the full service airport makes Eastland a quality
town to live in and enjoy. It is only and hour and twenty minutes from
the Dallas / Fort Worth Metroplex, and that is close enough.
Health care has become increasingly important to families, and
facilities in the Eastland area meet the wide variety of medical needs
of its residents. Facilities here boast state-of-the-art medical
diagnostics and treatment technology and are staffed and operated by
some of the country’s leading practitioners and researchers
Eastland residents can be assured of quality primary care physicians and
dentists from the growing numbers of health care providers establishing
practices in Eastland. Whether you are looking for dental care, a family
physician or a specialized health service, Eastland’s medical care
community can assist.
Eastland Memorial Hospital - Serving a multi-county region
scope of services includes Acute Medical-Surgical, Level IV Trauma Care,
OB/GYN, Ambulatory Care Services, and General Surgery. Eastland Memorial
also provides rehabilitation programs that include Cardiac Rehab,
Physical Therapy, and Wellness. All of these are fully supported by
ancillary services such as laboratory, radiology, respiratory therapy
and emergency medical services which include a helipad to assist in air
transfers. A list of services follows.
Hospital Services Include;
Therapy / Amputee Rehab
The Woodlands Assisted Living Center
The new 44 unit assisted living community in Eastland, Texas will
meet the needs of the growing senior community in the Eastland area.
The facility will provide an excellent homelike atmosphere for its
residents. The overall design captures the beauty of Texas “Hill
Country” architecture with the use of limestone and an
abundance of windows to bring in daylight. There are also outdoor
porch areas around the building to allow the residents to enjoy the beautiful weather in
the area. Within the facility there are areas for living, gathering,
reading, gaming and dining as well as spaces for resident needs such
as laundries, activities, beauty salons and whirlpool rooms.
Each apartment is larger than those found in comparable facilities and includes a
kitchen, large handicap accessible bathroom and walk-in closet. There are studio, one and two bedroom apartments
ranging in size from 510 square feet to 850 square feet.
Additionally, if you need more space each apartment is designed to
allow for expansion. The facility will feel like an upscale hotel in
its finishes and décor with nicely appointed furniture and artwork.
Safety is always a concern for the senior community and the Eastland
Assisted Living Community has addressed that issue with an attendant
call system in each apartment that can address staff members in case
of an emergency.
Of the 44 units within the facility 12 of the units are designed to
accommodate the needs of residents with dementia or Alzheimer’s
Four of these apartments are for private occupancy while the remaining
eight are semi-private. Each apartment has a large handicap
accessible bathroom and closet space for each resident. The
apartments are designed to provide a maximum amount of privacy while
keeping the resident safe.
Living, dining and activities are provided
within this area to allow the residents feel safe in their own
environment. There is also a large secure outdoor area for the
Eastland’s banks serve as a financial hub to a
multi-county region. From Eastland’s historic neighborhoods and families
to its thriving business center, forward thinking financial institutions
are keeping Eastland on the cutting edge of growth. Innovative lending
and financing packages are available through partnership with the
Eastland Economic Development Corporation.
200 S Seaman
Eastland, TX 76448
Contact: Lisa Hughes
|First Financial Bank
201 E Main
Eastland, TX 76448
Contact: Jonathan Newton
|Farmers & Merchants Bank
930 E Main
Eastland, TX 76448
Contact: Greg Buyers