Part of the San Antonio-New Braunfels Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), Garden Ridge is located in Comal County, about 19 miles from downtown San Antonio, 12 miles from the county seat of New Braunfels, and is in the Austin-San Antonio corridor.
The population has grown from 647 in 1980, which was eight years after incorporation, to 1,450 in 1990, 1,882 in 2000, 3,259 by the 2010 census, and is currently estimated to be 3,637. Between 2020 amd 2030 it is expected to reach 5,000. The population of the 13-county area in which Garden Ridge is located is projected to grow from around 4.3 million people to 5.7 million over the next 15 years.
With a total area of only 7.3 square miles, the city is comprised of 7.1 square miles of land and 0.2 square miles of water.
According to Zillow's data through September 30, 2017, the median home value is $450,700, having increased 2.5 percent over the past year and predicted to rise 0.7 percent within the coming year. The Rent Index is $2,584.
Comal Elementary School served the area from 1957 until the opening of Garden Ridge Elementary School in 2010 and is now John Paul II Catholic High School. Public school students then attend Canyon Middle School and Canyon High School. In 2015, voters in Comal ISD passed a $147 million bond proposition to fund construction of two middle schools.
On a hilltop in Garden Ridge, this 11,000-square-fot premier multi-purpose facility has a large pavilion, two covered patios, rooms ranging from 550 square feet to 6,000 square feet, a well equipped kitchen, and a commercial grade ice machine.
The Paul Davis Park has a pavilion, a softball field, a playground, picnic benches, a small community building, and hosts the annual 4th of July Celebration. The small Park Lane Park has a gazebo and some picnic benches.
The Club at Garden Ridge is privately owned and has an indoor swimming pool, outdoor tennis and basketball courts, indoor racquetball courts, a fitness gym and classes, and more.
This natural attraction has massive formations from single drops of water over the slow passage of time. Explore the Hidden Passages Tour with mystery in every shadow, ascend the Canopy Challenge, find your way through a 5,000-square-foot outdoor maze, mine and pan for fossils and other treasures, and check out the new Shops of Discovery Village.