Located along the southeastern edge of the Texas Hill Country in Comal County, the City of Garden Ridge is “Naturally Home” to approximately 5,000 residents; a motto that reflects the community’s appreciation for the city’s natural setting and hometown feel. The City of Garden Ridge, incorporated in 1972, is approximately 3 miles west of Interstate 35, 20 miles north of downtown San Antonio, and 12 miles south of downtown New Braunfels. 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 predominantly a bedroom community whose growth reflects one of the fastest growing communities in South Texas. Our residents enjoy native trees and the rolling hills of the Hill Country, with the convenience of large city amenities just a few miles down the road. As the region has grown, new residents are drawn to Garden Ridge’s natural beauty and its small-town charm. Today’s Garden Ridge is a mixture of long-time residents who stay for the country feel of the city and newcomers who want to raise their families in a safe, close-knit community.
You can find the beautiful Paul Davis Park in Garden Ridge, a prime location for various events throughout the year, including a 4th of July celebration. We also have a very active Library, with activities almost daily to suit any age! The Community and Event Center boasts spacious rooms available for any event from business dinners to birthday parties. Garden Ridge holds numerous annual events including a 4th of July parade and celebration and a candy-filled Trunk-or-Treat. Christmas has always been a special time in Garden Ridge. In the early 1970’s, families would gather and go caroling for elderly residents. On other evenings, the caroling would take place in front of city hall when city council met. These traditions evolved into our annual spectacular Christmas tree lighting event with entertainment from local schools, photo-ops, food, and a visit from Santa to round out this special night.
Additionally, on the first Friday of every month, Garden Ridge holds a “First Friday” event at Paul Davis Park with live music, good food, and great conversations.
For more information about our city, please visit https://www.ci.garden-ridge.tx.us/
City of Garden Ridge:
9400 Municipal Parkway
Garden Ridge, TX 78266
POPULATION (2023): 4,551
Est. Median Household Income (2023)
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Median Gross Rent (2023) $2,900