welcome to garden ridge
On behalf of the Garden Ridge City Council and the citizens of our community, WELCOME. Located in Comal County and 12 miles south of New Braunfels, we pride ourselves in our tradition and history. Garden Ridge is known for it’s community and rural style. We strive to support everyone in Garden Ridge and where neighbors love helping neighbors. That’s why our motto is “A way of life, not just a place to live”.
Garden Ridge was incorporated on July 6, 1972, by a group of 200 residents who didn't want to follow the rules of San Antonio or Schertz. They signed a petition and rushed down to the County's office and declared themselves Garden Ridge. The city was operated by its' residents for several years before the Council enacted a tax and began hiring employees. We honor those select residents who created our little pocket of the Hill Country.
garden Ridge city government
The City Council consists of a Mayor and five Council Members. The Mayor and Council Members are elected at large and serve staggered terms of two years.
The City Council appoints the City Administrator, City Attorney, City Judge, and all boards and commissions. All Department Heads and employees serve at the direction of the City Administrator.
The City of Garden Ridge owns and operates its own water company. The City competitively serves almost 1,800 water customers located in and around the City limits.