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Wixom - Town vs. County Stats
Avg Price in Wixom: $290,100 / County Avg $446,500
Avg Taxes in Wixom: $3,500 / County Avg $4,600
Avg Sq. Ft. in Wixom: 1,957 / County Avg 2,356
Avg Price per/ft2 in Wixom: $148 / County Avg $189
Avg Walkscore in Wixom: 20 / County Avg 29
Avg Year Built in Wixom: 1992 / County Avg 1976
Avg Days on Website in Wixom: 59 / County Avg 77
Wixom Real Estate Market Health
Wixom is home to several production and manufacturing businesses, including Trijicon, a leading manufacturer of night gun sights and night telescopic sights; Discraft, a leading manufacturer of flying discs for disc sports games like Ultimate; the U.S. headquarters of spark plug manufacturer NGK; Majic Window, the worlds largest distributor of fiberglass replacement home windows; MAC Valves, Inc., a manufacturer of pneumatic valves used in the automotive and packaging industries, and Foster Specialty Floors the state's largest and oldest sports flooring contractor.
The settlement of Wixom dates back to the 1830s. The establishment of Wixom as a place started in the early 1870s when the Holly, Wayne and Monroe Railroad was constructed through the area. Willard Wixom platted land on either side of the railroad near the Novi and Commerce Township border. The construction of a railroad depot and the naming of the area as Wixom fixed Wixom as a destination.
The village of Wixom was incorporated in the 1950s following the announcement of plans to construct the Wixom Assembly Plant in Novi Township. Prior to that time, Wixom was an unincorporated place. The village borders included portions of both Novi and Commerce Townships. Efforts by the remainder of Novi Township to incorporate as a village prompted the newly established village of Wixom to incorporate as a city. The city largely follows the borders of the village although a small area of parkland on the north side of the city was annexed from Commerce Township in the 1970s.