Wixom lies in Oakland County, Michigan, and has a population of just over 13,000 people. The city has a long history for manufacturing, due to the significant number of companies with facilities located in town, including NGK, Trijicon and Discraft. However, the city is also home to stunning natural beauty, pristine outdoor areas and much more.
Buying Wixom real estate means having access to plenty of parklands. Civic Center Park is located directly downtown and houses many of the city’s service departments, including the police department. The community center is also located here. Gibson Park offers 6 acres of enjoyment, and tons of history (such as the 1872 farmhouse that stands within the park’s grounds). Gilbert Willis Park covers 46 acres and offers sports, skating, a fitness train and much more. Gunnar Mettala Park offers 65 acres of woodlands and nature areas, though there are also sports fields and picnicking areas. Sibley Square Park is in the Village Center, and plays home to open air concerts during the summer, and has a performing arts pavilion, as well.
Of course, buying real estate in Wixom is about more than just access to the city’s beautiful park areas. The downtown area of Wixom is chock full of local shops and businesses, unique eateries and boutique stores, as well as art galleries, theaters and more. Strolling the tree-lined streets is an excellent way to spend a day. This is the Village Center area, and residents will find a pedestrian plaza as well as service shops on offer here. Downtown real estate in Wixom has also become available in the form of newly developed condos, townhomes and single-family homes in the Village Center development.
In terms of education, owners of real estate in Wixom will find their children attending school within the Walled Lake Consolidated Schools district. However, the southern tip of town is part of the South Lyon Community School District.