Introduction to Wixom, Michigan
Wixom, Michigan, in Oakland county, is 8 miles W of Farmington Hills, Michigan and 28 miles NW of Detroit, Michigan. It is part of the surrounding Detroit metro area.
The settlement in the city of Wixom dates back to the 1830s. The development of the region began in the early 1870s when the Holly, Wayne and Monroe Railroad were constructed through the area. Willard Wixom purchased land on either side of the railroad near the Novi and Commerce Township border. The building of a railroad depot in the area made Wixom a popular destination. It was officially incorporated in the 1950s.
Wixom and nearby Attractions
- Lyon Oaks Park
- Lyon Oaks Nature Center
- Wixom Parks & Recreation
- Motor Sports Museum & Hall
- Kensington Metropark
- Novi City Treasurer
Things To Do In Wixom
Set out on a sightseeing tour with your family members or friends and visit the various attractions in and around the city. Among these are the Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Nichols Arboretum, and Cranbrook House. Hickory Hill Golf Course is a great place for golf enthusiasts. The city also offers many parks and open spaces for you to relax.
Oakland County International is the closest international airport providing air transportation to the people of Wixom.
Wixom Higher Education
The colleges situated close to the city are Schoolcraft College, Madonna University and University of Michigan-Ann Arbor.