Garden Ridge is a very small city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 3,742 people and just one neighborhood, Garden Ridge is the 465th largest community in Texas. Garden Ridge has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Garden Ridge, where the median household income is $134,309.
Real Estate Prices
Garden Ridge home prices are not only among the most expensive in Texas, but Garden Ridge real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Garden Ridge is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 91.14% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Garden Ridge is a city of managers, professionals and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Garden Ridge who work in management occupations (29.27%), teaching (14.38%) and sales jobs (11.26%).
Also of interest is that Garden Ridge has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
A relatively large number of people in Garden Ridge telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.70% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Setting & Lifestyle
In addition, Garden Ridge is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.
Garden Ridge is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Garden Ridge’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
Garden Ridge is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.