Cities and Counties » High Plains » Bixby
The City's rapid growth showcases one of Bixby's strengths: our community is easy to live, work, shop and play in, and welcomes new residents. Not only does Bixby lead the state of Oklahoma in growth per year, but it also represents the best of what the Tulsa metro area has to offer. Housing in a variety of styles and ranges, land for development, outstanding schools and a thriving business community supported by the residents all contribute to Bixby's continued growth. The hometown atmosphere allows our community members to develop relationships with our business partners whom they have come to know, trust, and rely upon in times of need. In 2009, Bixby was named one of the top 100 places to live by CNNMoney.com. The Bixby Metro Chamber and the City of Bixby are run by energetic and passionate individuals who truly believe in the well-being and booming economic development of Bixby's people and businesses.
QUALITY OF LIFE:
Bixby is an affluent community located just south of Tulsa, offering the charm and lifestyle of a small community with plenty of green space - surburban acreage, horse pastures, farming and greenbelts all surrounding the Arkansas River. In addition to single family homes, Bixby offers beautiful apartment homes, golf villas and a variety of retirement living communities. Make one visit to Bixby and you will understand why Bixby is once again marked as one of the fastest growing communities in the state. A great quality of life, an excellent public education system, one of the lowest crime rates in the Tulsa metro area and convenient access to metropolitan amenities. Area natives and those new to our community have discovered a diversity of beautiful neighborhoods carved into the rolling green landscape.
Located on the south bank of the Arkansas River, the Bentley Park Sports Complex is one of the best youth parks in Oklahoma. The complex features two quads of baseball, a softball quad, an international soccer field, twelve youth soccer fields, a super playground and splash pad, horseshoe pits, sand volleyball, bocce courts and walking trails connecting to the main walking trails by the Arkansas River.
Washington Irving Memorial Park and Arboretum
Located north of the Arkansas River Bridge on Memorial, is host to beautifully wooded walking trails, family picnic areas, the Laci Dawn Hill Butterfly Garden, memorials to the children of the Murrah Building Bombing, and to the World Trade Center Terrorist Act. This park is also the site of the annual BBQ'n Music Festival (www.bixbyrotarybbq.com). The architecture in the park is designed to replicate the home of the famed author Washington Irving who spent some time in Bixby during his Tour of the Prairies.
Charley Young Park
Residents enjoy play equipment and picnic areas at this park in downtown Bixby. The traditional site of the annual Green Corn Festival (www.bixbyoptimist.org), Charley Young Park is an ideal small city park for a family and friends evening get-together, quick lunch breaks, or even a small wedding at the gazebo.
BIXBY METRO CHAMBER:
The Bixby Metro Chamber (BMC) has been bringing out the best in our community and our businesses for the past 60 years by offering our partners opportunities to promote and brand themselves in our community; assist in building relationships through networking functions; and keeping our community partners informed and educated in order to ensure a thriving, prospering community.
Our Chamber is over 450 partners strong, and we continue to be a leader for progress, and a voice for business and our citizens. We work hand-in-hand with businesses, committed individuals, our education partners, local and state-wide government, and civic organizations to improve not only our community but all Oklahoman's quality of life and continued growth.
BMC's vision is to provide a pathway to the community for business owners by growing relationships and togetherness which will positively affect revenue for Bixby and add value for our entire community.
« back to cities in High Plains
« back to regions