The Bixby community offers quality residential neighborhoods featuring a variety of housing styles, excellent schools, a robust business community, and available land for development. 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. In 2009, these factors led CNN Money.com to select Bixby as one of its Best Places to Live in America, designating it one of America’s best small towns.
The area parks along with its extensive trail system significantly add to the community’s quality of life. Bixby’s new 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. Bixby BBQ ‘n Blues Festival is held each year here, 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 Bixby. Prime location, vital logistics, and less taxation all make Bixby the natural choice for business. The city is characterized by an open attitude toward quality development. Bixby is centrally located less than 4 hours from the geographic center of the 48 states and less than 3 hours from the population center of the United States. A business located here can reach half of the US with same-day or overnight motor transport service, and the entire nation with next-day service.