Quality of Life
Make one visit to Bixby, Oklahoma and you’ll see why it’s consistently one of the fastest-growing cities in Oklahoma. Blooming residential neighborhoods featuring a variety of housing styles, excellent schools, vibrant community life and available land for development all make Bixby the natural choice for residents and businesses. As people discover all that Bixby offers, they are increasingly choosing to move and become part of this thriving city immediately adjacent to Tulsa proper.
As local business owners and national concerns discover the market access a Bixby location offers, new shopping, dining and entertainment choices appear frequently. Bixby’s public schools are consistently top-notch and are cited by most new residents as a major factor in their decision to move to Bixby. The school continues to pro-actively build for the future with additional facilities, improvements and enhancements.
Home values in Bixby exceed those of the Tulsa metro area, of Oklahoma in general, and of the U.S in aggregate. New homes built in Bixby tend to be upscale, though there is a good variety of new and existing housing available. Eighty-two percent of Bixby residents own their homes.
Despite this growth, Bixby has retained a friendly, small town feel, with beautiful neighborhoods, numerous churches, and many community amenities.
Parks & Recreation
The area parks along with its extensive trail system significantly add to the community’s quality of life. Bixby’s regional, 115 acre Bentley Youth Sports Park was recognized for top design in the state by the Oklahoma Recreation Sports Society and best splash pad design by Aquatics International magazine. Washington Irving Park, situated on 32.5 wooded acres consisting of walking trails, picnic tables, an amphitheater and a restroom facility with covered patio, is another gem residents take advantage of regularly.
Bixby BBQ ‘n Blues Festival is held each year in Washington Irving Park, providing a shaded, pleasant atmosphere for festival attendees. Charley Young Park is located in downtown Bixby and is the site of the annual Bixby Green Corn Festival. A gazebo provides shelter for musicians, outdoor weddings, and other family oriented events. Lake Bixhoma is located about 5 miles southeast of Bixby on Leonard Mountain and is considered a nature lover’s dream. The Lake permits fishing while enforcing low-wake zones.
The foundation of Bixby’s success is a progressive municipal government consistently focused on proactive growth and dedicated to bringing successful new business to serve the needs of Bixby citizens.