Bixby is a rapidly growing city that has kept its simple, small town feel. It remains a family based community located south east of the city of Tulsa. The scenic area provides easy access and a short commute to the larger city, giving homebuyers both a small town feel and all the conveniences of a thriving metropolis. And with more unique home builds popping up all the time, it is a great place to settle down.
Bixby has become one of the fastest growing communities in the Tulsa Metro area with a population of 24,657. Bixby’s cost of living index falls at 98.60 with the US national average at 100, making it an affordable community for homebuyers. The average home price falls around $165,500, roughly $50,000 more than the state average. Still In 2009, Bixby was rated on the top 100 Best Places to Live list by CNN.
It stands as “The Garden Spot of Oklahoma” because of its amazing soil and the community’s emphasis on agriculture. The area is ready for development and growth with a wide variety of housing styles, a thriving community and an array of parks and events. The community is in the process of revitalizing its downtown for further growth and development. And with the beauty of the area and the plethora of outdoor activities, Bixby has a great deal to offer those who live there.
Bixby, which officially became a town in 1895, was named after the chairman of the Dawes Commission, Tams Bixby. The Commission laid out the plat for the community, and the community became a self-governing, independent town in 1906. Agriculture was the main industry through the 20th century, but a boom of natural gas deposits provided a variety of other avenues for work. Still, the community continued in its growth and began shipping vast amounts of vegetables throughout the US.
Bixby Public Schools are not only some of the top-rated schools in the greater Tulsa area, but they are ranked the number 8 district for the entire state of Oklahoma. Bixby North Elementary School is rated the second best elementary school for the Tulsa area while Bixby High School comes in at number three. With a heavy emphasis on academics and college prep as well as high rankings in health and safety, Bixby is a great place for children of all ages to excel their academic studies.
Bixby provides many activities, parks, community centers and events. Grab your yoga mat, and be prepared for a free yoga class in the park every Thursday night. Visit Charley Young Park in early June for Bixby’s Green Corn Festival to experience some old fashion, family oriented fun. Play one of the most scenic rounds of golf, surrounded by waterfalls and beautiful wildlife in the state at White Hawk Golf Club. Or head into down town to Escape Hatch for a recreational escape experience. Bixby is full of fun activities and events for all ages.
The close proximity of Bixby to Tulsa provides easy access to the city with all of its shopping and restaurants, such as Woodland Hills Mall or Tulsa Hills shopping complex. Still, Bixby offers its own share of all cuisines and shopping. The city is a great place to experience true Oklahoma food. Enjoy fried okra, quality burgers or grilled catfish at the Lazy Fisherman, or experience a selection of burgers, sandwiches or roast beef at Johnson Stepping Stones café. It’s time to find your perfect Bixby home. Contact us today to get started. Let us get you into the home of your dreams.
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