Garden Ridge Community
GARDEN RIDGE – A WAY OF LIFE, NOT JUST A PLACE TO LIVE
The City of Garden Ridge, located in southeastern Comal County, is approximately two and one-half miles west of Interstate 35, 20 miles north of downtown San Antonio and 12 miles south of downtown New Braunfels.
Garden Ridge is a bedroom community of almost 1463 homes with a population of 3,259. The city derived its name from a series of ridges overlooking fields of wildflowers on the up-slope of the famous Texas Hill Country on ranch and farmland owned and cultivated by immigrant and first-generation Germans.
Garden Ridge is one of the fastest growing communities in South Texas and the growth enables the city tax rate to be one of the lowest in the area. In March 2003, the city, reduced its dependence to a single water source (Edwards Aquifer) by drilling into deep strata of the Trinity Aquifer. This successful endeavor, next to the actual incorporation, is the most significant action in the city’s history.
Progressive ideas and progressive management throughout the city history indeed highlight the motto: A way of life, not just a place to live.