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Posted on: October 16, 2017

History of Garden Ridge


In 1962 Harold Miller and Archie Ladshaw saw the possibilities of a subdivision set among magnificent oak trees.  They began to develop 200 acres into home sites, and people were attracted to the peaceful rural life, feeling that it was worth the commute. 

However, in 1972 both San Antonio and Schertz began annexing land bordering Garden Ridge.  Paul Davis, the president of the HOA, realized that it would be a short time before they were swallowed up by the larger cities.  Therefore, he urged the 239 residents to incorporate.  As he said, “We want to establish our own destiny.” 

And so it came about that Garden Ridge became an independent entity.  While it may never be well-known outside Comal County, it is a close-knit community where people look out for each other.  Garden Ridge is prosperous and healthy.  It is truly

…A Way Of Life, Not Just A Place To Live.

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