Welcome to The Woods of Garden Ridge

The Genesis of the City of Garden Ridge, can be traced to 1850 when William Bracken was granted the 1,114 acres, known as the Vicenti Micheli League, by the, then Governor of the State of Texas, P.H. Bell.  The lands straddled the counties of Comal and Bexar on Cibolo Creek, where the San Antonio & Nacodoches Roads crossed.

These new homes are already being built and, in some cases, ready for immediate move in!

8234 Shining Elk

Price $574,405 | 3,521 Sq. Ft. | Bed 4 | Bath 3.5 | Beautiful one-story home that features four [...]

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Rainier Plan

Price $451,990 | 2,441 Sq. Ft. | Bed 3 | Bath 2.5 | Single-story, 3 bedrooms plus study, 2.5 baths [...]

Adelaide Plan

Price $488,990 | 2,856 Sq. Ft. | Bed 4 | Bath 3.5 | Single-story home featuring four bedrooms, three [...]

Calvary Plan

Price $497,990 | 3,164 Sq. Ft. | Bed 4 | Bath 3 | Single-story, 4 bedrooms plus study, 3 baths [...]

Palermo Plan

Price $512,990 | 2,671 Sq. Ft. | Bed 4 | Bath 3.5 | Single-story home with four bedrooms, three and [...]

Lancashire Plan

Price $522,990 | 3,251 Sq. Ft. | Bed 4 | Bath 3.5 | The chic 1 story floor plan with the WOW effect [...]

Brisbane Plan

Price $523,990 | 3,656 Sq. Ft. | Bed 5 | Bath 4.5 | Two-story home featuring five bedrooms, four and [...]

Airedale Plan

Price $532,990 | 3,234 Sq. Ft. | Bed 4 | Bath 4.5 | Beautiful one-story home that features four [...]

Titan Plan

Price $539,990 | 3,982 Sq. Ft. | Bed 5 | Bath 4 | Single-story with 2nd floor game room, five [...]

Cavalier Plan

Price $539,990 | 3,521 Sq. Ft. | Bed 4 | Bath 3.5 | Beautiful one-story home that features four [...]

Ravenna Plan

Price $567,990 | 3,208 Sq. Ft. | Bed 4 | Bath 3.5 | Single-story featuring four bedrooms, three [...]

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Bernese Plan

Price $565,990 | 3,774 Sq. Ft. | Bed 5 | Bath 5.5 | Stunning one a half story home that features five [...]

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Savona Plan

Price $576,990 | 3,552 Sq. Ft. | Bed 4 | Bath 4 | Single-story, 4 bedrooms plus study, 4 baths [...]

  • R:13 Wall Insulation, Blown-in cellulose
  • R:30 Attic Insulation, Blown-in cellulose, living areas
  • R:22 Attic Insulation, Blown-in cellulose, sloped areas
  • ARI Rated at 14 SEER with Puron and 80% AFUE
  • R-8 A/C Ductwork
  • Class 1 Aerobic Septic System
  • Honeywell® digital programmable thermostat
  • Pre-plumbed and ready water softener loop
  • Air Media Filter
  • High-efficiency 40 gallon gas water heater
  • Natural gas cooking
  • Double-pane LoE3 insulated vinyl windows that tilt-in for easy clean
  • Only allowed 13,000 sq. ft sod and sprinkler
  • Engineered post tension slab
  • Concrete driveways
  • Wall Sheathing, Huber Zip System
  • Dimensional roof shingles
  • Landscaped front yard
  • 4 sides masonry (stucco) w/stone on front
  • Large covered rear patios on most plans
  • Mahogany ¾ Lite Whitney Iron Grille with Reeded Glass
  • Full light rear door with integral blind
  • Garage Door Opener with two remote controls
  • Wayne-Dalton “Sonoma” Model 9100 insulated steel garage doors
  • Pest Control, interior wet walls
  • Garden garage, side entry garages
  • Rounded sheetrock corners
  • Cheyenne Panel Smooth Interior Doors
  • Ceramic tile flooring in foyer, powder bath, master bath, hall bath, kitchen/breakfast, family, and utility room
  • 3/8’ Carpet cushion 5
  • Nuvo Oil rubbed bronze finished lighting fixtures, plumbing, and hardware
  • Multi-Pro Flat Wall Paint for Interior Walls; White Ceilings
  • Kwikset Dorian Lever interior door hardware with oil rubbed bronze finish
  • 2” Capri faux wood blinds in silk white
  • 5 1/4” Base Boards
  • Painted Wood Shelving
  • Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
  • Arched sheetrock openings, per plan
  • Interior electrical breaker service panel
  • Granite countertops
  • Stainless steel sink
  • Ceramic tile kitchen backsplash
  • GE® stainless steel appliance package, including microwave, dishwasher, vent hood, and cooktop
  • 42” flat panel cabinets
  • Delta “Leland” oil rubbed bronze finished kitchen faucet
  • 1/3 horsepower garbage disposal
  • Kitchen islands match kitchen cabinets per plan

  • Royal® drop in tub with tile deck
  • Delta “Lahara” Venetian bronze faucets
  • Flat-panel cabinets; color to match kitchen
  • Flat-panel medicine cabinet
  • Mirror trim to match fixture color
  • Mud-set showers
  • Separate shower with ceramic tile
  • Walk-in closets with fluorescent lighting per plan
  • Elongated white color commode
  • Marlana Engineered Marble with undermount sink
  • Acrylic white tub or shower pan with ceramic tile shower walls
  • Delta “Lahara” Venetian bronze faucets in hall and powder baths
  • Flat-panel cabinets to match kitchen
  • Wisenbaker: Marlana Engineered Marble with undermount white sink
  • Elongated white color commodes
     Chesmar 10-Year Home Buyer’s Warranty
     3rd party inspections for quality assurance
     Minimum of two scheduled meetings with superintendent prior to closing
  • Pre-wired ceiling fan for secondary bedrooms and covered patio
  • Ceiling fans in master bedroom, family, game room, study, flex room, and Children’s Retreat
  • Smoke detectors near bedrooms, 1 per floor, per plan and code
  • Nuvo Oil Rubbed Bronze light fixtures
  • Interior Light Fixtures with LED bulbs
  • Recessed Lighting with CFL bulbs
  • Prewired for CAT5e phone-per plan
  • Prewired to RG6 Cable Quad Shield- per plan
  • Security system including keypad at service door, 1 interior siren, wired perimeter doors, 14” enclosure box, and pre-wire only for 2 devices-motion or glass break

Included features may vary based on the elevation and options selected and are subject to change without notice. Effective 08.21.2017

Hunter Weakley
Hunter WeakleyNew Home Consultant
Staci Budnik
Staci BudnikNew Home Consultant
David Bakanoski
David BakanoskiConstruction Manager
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Email us at Staci.budnik@chesmar.com or Hunter.Weakley@chesmar.com

Visit the The Woods of Garden Ridge 

Over the years, various tracts of this land have been held by the Schneider, Pfueffer, and Davenport families. In 1880, the Great Northern Railroad acquired some of the land for use as a right-of-way, and the down of Davenport’s deed of dedication was filed in 1890; by 1899, the township of Davenport had changed its name to Bracken. The original seven blocks had, by then, grown to thirteen.

By its completion in 1890, the railroad spurred real growth. A ticket agent, freight office, water tower w/ pumper and rail gang were needed to maintain the outpost. A post office, cotton gin and corn-sheller, a blacksmith’s, two general stores, saloons, and hotels soon followed. Not so coincidentally, a constable, justice of the peace, and undertaker were needed and added.

1872 marked the erection of the Bracken Methodist Episcopal Church, followed by a bowling alley and club established in 1915. Bracken continued to flourish until the arrival of the horseless carriage and prohibition. These, however, inexorably changed the dynamic of Bracken. The rail stop shuttered and most of the other businesses soon followed. What was once a thriving commercial center basically went into hibernation. Bracken returned to it’s rural, frontier, agricultural roots. And so it remained until the 1970’s.

That’s when the rural citizens living in and around Bracken, became increasingly aware of the encroachment of big city life and its potential impact on their bucolic, rural existence. In 1972, fearing annexation by San Antonio or Schertz, farmers and ranchers joined the small number of residents of Bracken to reach the minimum population required to incorporate according to the Texas state law. Thus the City of Garden Ridge came into being.

When you hear Texans refer to a traditional or “Old Way of Life” they may well be describing the city of Garden Ridge!

A short 19 miles northeast of San Antonio and only 12 miles southwest of New Braunfels, when Garden Ridge was incorporated it was the first new town in the county in 127 years. The city derived its name from a series of ridges overlooking fields of wildflowers on the up slope of the famous Texas Hill Country. In the immediate vicinity, you’ll find Bracken Cave, (home of the largest population of bats in the State of Texas),

The Woods of Garden Ridge is among the last true opportunities to own a new home in this special corner of Texas. The community is served by the award-winning Comal School District with residents attending Garden Ridge Elementary, Canyon Middle School, and Canyon High School.

Every home site was designed to offer residents of The Woods of Garden Ridge the experience of hill country living yet have all the conveniences just minutes away.

Come and learn why the city motto is: “A way of life, not just a place to live”.

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