Bixby OK – Great Schools, Low Crime, Good Economy
Families have been drawn to Bixby OK for its great schools, low crime, good economy and more. Bixby OK has had a top-rated school systems for years, but now more and more families are coming to Bixby OK because of its low crime rates and good economy. Bixby Public Schools is one of the top-rated school systems in Tulsa County, which is a major plus for families that are looking to get their children a top education.
The quality of education in the Bixby School District is believed to be a direct result of the quality performance of the teachers and staff. Bixby OK has outperformed all other schools in Tulsa County with an A. Even Bixby High School is performing well and continues to improve its ACT scores each year. Last year, the school achieved a 22 average.
Currently, the school district is seeing nearly 3.5% growth rate each year. The City of Bixby OK has grown nearly 5% in the past two years, making it one of the fastest growing cities in the state. And, since 2000, Bixby’s population has grown nearly 70%.
Bixby OK has also been attracting families because of its low crime rate. Out of every 1,000 residents, there were only 19 crimes versus 62 crimes for every 1,000 residents of Tulsa. These low crime rates are believed to be low because of the abundance of activities to keep residents busy and nearby law enforcement agencies help out too. The police chief has also been proactive with the community.
Bixby’s economy is doing well too. Residential development is bringing in quality neighborhoods that help bring success to and positivity to the students of Bixby schools. Education is very important to a good economy and so much more.
Things to See and Do in Bixby OK
Bixby’s area parks offer an extensive trail system that has significantly added to the quality of life around the community. The 115 acre Bentley Youth Sports Park is a popular spot for all youth around Bixby and was recognized for top design in the entire state of Oklahoma. It also has the best splash pad design for kids.
You can also enjoy Washington Irving Park, a 32.5 wooded acre park with walking trails, covered patios, picnic tables, restroom facilities, and an amphitheater. Local residents take advantage of this area on a regular basis. The Bixby BBQ n Blues Festival is held at Washington Irving Park each year, which provides a festive atmosphere for all attendees.
There is also Charley Young Park that many local Bixby OK residents enjoy. This park is located in downtown Bixby and is a popular event location for family events, music events, outdoor events, weddings, and more. It is also the location for the annual Bixby Green Corn Festival.
A short drive just 5 miles southeast of Bixby OK, you can enjoy Lake Bixhoma on Leonard Mountain, which is a nature lover’s paradise. You can enjoy fishing and boating.
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