Five Things You Should Know About Bixby
If you think Bixby is nothing but farmland, you might be in for a shock!
Year after year, Bixby is one of the fastest growing communities in Oklahoma - in fact, the population of Bixby has grown by 60 percent just since 2000. This massive growth is creating a family-oriented, affluent community jam-packed with enticing amenities - without sacrificing that just-outside-of-town feel. But what makes Bixby stand out of the suburban landscape? Besides great schools, what is drawing so many to Bixby every year? Here are five things you need to know about Bixby:
Bixby hosts an annual Green Corn Festival that shouldn't be missed.
Every June for the past 40 years, Bixby has hosted the annual Bixby Green Corn Festival. This free, three-day festival draws people from around the state and beyond offering summer fair foods, arts and crafts, lots of live music, carnival rides and games, and much more. The festival is geared towards families from the littlest member to the oldest.
Lake Bixhoma is a nature-lovers dream.
Nestled at the base of Leonard Mountain, Lake Bixhoma is located just five miles southeast of Bixby. This small, beautiful lake is the perfect setting for picnics, fishing or hikes to find small, bubbling waterfalls located around the natural beauty.
Bixby is SAFE.
Despite its rapid growth, Bixby has one of the lowest crime rates in all of Tulsa County. This is attributable to the proactive work of the Bixby Police Department through several different crime prevention programs like their Neighborhood Watch, Business Watch, and the new City Watch Program.
Bixby has its own event center.
The SpiritBank Event Center is the cornerstone in a large retail development in the center of Bixby. The Regal Plaza development offers 120,000 square feet of retail shopping and surrounds the multi-use event center which plays host to concerts, conferences, events, and much more.
Bixby has a world-class sports complex.
Taking advantage of the natural beauty of the Arkansas River, the Bentley Park Sports Complex features two quads for baseball, a softball quad, many soccer fields, and a super playground and splash pad. In addition, the complex has horseshoe pits, sand volleyball courts, bocce courts, and walking trails that connect to the walking trails around the Arkansas River. The complex is a full outdoor recreation retreat for Bixby sports lovers.
Bixby is a town built for livability. And with all the rapid growth, it's a town that's still got plenty of building to do.