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Visit Chinowth & Cohen WebsiteMake 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.

Bixby is an affluent community located just south of Tulsa, offering the charm and lifestyle of a small community with plenty of green space – suburban acreage, horse pastures, farming and greenbelts all surrounding the Arkansas River. As well as single family homes, Bixby offers beautiful apartment homes, golf villas and a variety of retirement living communities.

We welcome new residents to the area to visit the Chamber office located in the SpiritBank Event Center at 104th and Memorial to pick up a free “Welcome New Resident” Packet, which is full of information about our community!

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Community Profile

The City of Bixby’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 Bixby 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.

POPULATION GROWTH: Bixby remains one of the fastest growing communities in Oklahoma, posting 57% growth over recent years. Bixby is an affluent suburb immediately adjacent to Tulsa with a population of plus 21,000. Bixby is growing faster than many other suburban communities located adjacent to similar core cities. Bixby’s boom shows no signs of slowing… home builders report they continue to build and sell homes quickly in this highly desirable area.

CRIME STATISTICS: The City of Bixby is a rapidly growing community and has one of the lowest crime rates in Tulsa, County. The Bixby Police Department has several crime prevention programs, such as Neighborhood Watch, Business Watch, and the new City Watch Program.

AN AFFLUENT COMMUNITY: A well-educated, affluent community is helping to pave the way for blossoming retail centers in Bixby. Government and development officials are dedicated to effectively developing the retail corridors to continue Bixby’s transformation into an area that will serve the Bixby and surrounding south Tulsa County community with opportunities, businesses and services.

QUALITY EDUCATION: Bixby Public Schools is a progressive school system dedicated to providing an excellent education in a safe environment. Serving more than 4,600 students across a 100 square mile district, Bixby emphasizes a solid core curriculum of English, Reading, Social Studies, Mathematics and Science as well as providing students the technology skills necessary for the 21st century. Courses in art, music, business, agriculture, technology, foreign language and vocational/technical education are available at multiple grade levels. Bixby athletic, academic and performance programs are consistent contenders for state and national honors.

SPIRITBANK EVENT CENTER: The Regal Plaza development at 104th and Memorial is in active development; bringing 120,000 sq ft of retail shopping along with a multi-purpose SpiritBank Event Center as well as hotels and restaurants. The 4,500 seat center is designed to house a number of different events, family shows, concerts, corporate and trade conventions and facility-needed events.

BENTLEY SPORTS COMPLEX: 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.

 

DEMOGRAPHIC HIGHLIGHTS:

  • 77% of Bixby households are family households
  • 38% of Bixby residents have earned a college degree
  • The average family household income in Bixby is $88,299.00
  • 353,140 people live within a 10-mile radius of the heart of Bixby

For City of Bixby demographic information visit Choose Bixby.

Community Profile
Bixby is one of the most affluent and fastest growing areas in Oklahoma, and the outlook for continued growth is strong. The city of Bixby made a commitment in 2003 to actively grow the Bixby community by seeking new quality businesses and residents.
POPULATION GROWTH! Did you know that Bixby’s population growth is consistently and significantly outpacing that of the Tulsa MSA, Oklahoma and the US in general? Prices of new homes ranged from $100,000 to over $1,000,000; the average home is in the range of $215,000. The downward trend of home building in other parts of the country has not been evident in Bixby – city officials state that they have not yet seen any slowing down!
WELL EDUCATED AFFLUENT COMMUNITY: A well-educated, affluent community is helping to pave the way for blossoming retail centers in Bixby. Government and development officials are dedicated to effectively developing the retail corridors to continue Bixby’s transformation into a powerhouse that will serve the Bixby and surrounding south Tulsa County area with opportunities, markets and services.
CONVENTION CENTER AND HOTEL! The Regal Plaza development at 105th and Memorial is in active development at the time of this publication; bringing 120,000 sq ft of retail shopping along with a multi-purpose SpiritBank Event Center and Hampton Inn and Suites Hotel. Anticipated opening for the Hotel is slated for the Fall of 2007, with the Event Center slated for a 2008 opening.
SPORTS COMPLEX! Located on the south bank of the Arkansas River, the Bentley Park Sports Complex will boast a variety of playing fields for youth and adult sports, along with a Super Playground and Splash Pad for family enjoyment. It is anticipated that some of the fields will be available in 2007, with future development occurring in phases in the coming 18-24 months.
NATURAL CHOICE! Bixby is being touted as a “Natural Choice” for Business but we believe that Bixby is the “Natural Choice” for families as well! The coming years will be an exciting time for Bixby as we witness together the variety of local, regional and national developers and investors discover Bixby!
DEMOGRAPHIC HIGHLIGHTS:
• 78% of Bixby households are family households
• 7% of Bixby residents have earned a college degree
• The average family household income in Bixby is $85,336.00
• 343,951 people live within a 10-mile radius of the heart of Bixby
For more demographic information: http://www.choosebixby.com/demographics.html

Real Estate

Bixby is experiencing continuous growth with our residential developments. Because of our tranquil living environment and small town neighborhood feel, Bixby is chosen as a safe, peaceful place to own a home and raise a family. Known as the Garden Spot of Oklahoma, Bixby offers luscious green scenic views along with convenient access to metropolitan amenities.

Contact a Bixby Chamber Partner Realtor to explore the Bixby residential market today.

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Education

Elementary and Secondary Students:

Bixby recognizes the value and importance of a quality education system to not only the students and their families but to the community. Bixby Public School’s mission is to provide education excellence for all member of its school community. They have received national recognition for providing innovative services with students achieving academic and social success.

Bixby Public Schools offer many outstanding programs and activities in Class 6A including; athletics, music, art, speech, debate and drama. A variety of Advanced Placement classes are offered. The district also offers programs to support special eduction, gifted and talented education, mogrant educaito nand are drug-free safe schools.

Higher Education:

Close proximity to a major metropolitan area provides Bixby residents with a variety of higher education service choices in the area.

Tulsa Community College – four campuses throughout Tulsa – offers freshman and sophomore level classes.

Tulsa Technology Center – provides vocational and technical training using state of the art equipment.

Northeastern University – Broken Arrow – serves nearly 3,000 upper class and graduate students. Students can choose from bachelor’s and master’s degrees in 26 undergraduate and 11 graduate programs. Broken Arrow students are typically working adults in their late 20’s and early 30’s. Our class schedules are designed to maximize a student’s time on campus by offering the chance to attend one or two nights a week. We offer some seminar and workshop courses on weekends, and students can also take courses online and via ITV technology. In addition, NSU partners with Tulsa Community College so that TCC students can apply for dual admission to both institutions and make a seamless transition from earning an associate’s degree to pursuing upper level studies. Contact NSU at 449-6000.

The University of Tulsa – largest private university in the state – offers undergraduate and graduate degree plans.

Oral Roberts University – private university – offers undergraduate and graduate degree plans.

Oklahoma College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery – professional four-year college offering the doctor of osteopathic medicine (D.O.) degree

University of Oklahoma Tulsa Medical College – with 60 graduate and undergraduate degree programs of the seven Colleges: Allied Health, Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health, and Graduate

Spartan School of Aeronautics – offers aerospace programs including flight school, aviation maintenance technician training, aviation instrument/electronics technician training, and general education.

Oklahoma State University – offers many degree programs and operates a laser research program considered to be among the top ten in the country.

University of Oklahoma – Tulsa offers hundreds of degree programs and ranks in the top 20 among all public and private institutions in the country in recruiting National Merit Scholars.

Utilities

If you are new to our city or perhaps are planning your move, offered here are the necessary contacts you’ll need to establish the necessary services for your home or business.

Electric

Bixby is served by three major electric utilities, AEP / Public Service Company of Oklahoma, Oklahoma Gas & Electric, and East Central Electric Co-op. While generally north of the river is AEP/PSO and south of the river there is a choice, you should call the City of Bixby at 366-4430 to inquire as to which electric source is present in your neighborhood.

Natural Gas

Bixby is supplied by Oklahoma Natural Gas with vast reserves and some of the nation’s most favorable rates.

Telephone/High Speed Internet/TV

BTC Broadband

Cox Communications

Water

Depending on the location of your home or facility, water will be provided by Bixby Public Works or by RR District #6 (918-827-6350). Locations south of 161st and west of Sheridan will be serviced by RR District #6.