Blue Ridge is a city at the intersection of state highway 78, FM 981, and FM 545 in Collin County, Texas, United States. The population was 822 at the 2010 census. It is the birthplace of Paul Wayne Riley.
Blue Ridge is named for the blue flowers found on the hills around the area by early settlers.
On January 30, 2017, 600,000 gallons of oil spilled from the Seaway Pipeline in Blue Ridge.
The city of Blue Ridge is served by Blue Ridge Independent School District.
Bratcher Park is located on the west side of the town square behind Blue Ridge City Hall.
Blue Ridge is also the home of Parkhill Prairie, a 436-acre Blackland tall-grass prairie preserve located off of Collin County road 668.
Blue Ridge is located at 33°17′57″N 96°24′6″W (33.299206, -96.401616).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.12 square miles (2.9 km2), all of it land.
At the 2010 census there were 822 people in 284 households, including 210 families, in the city. The population density was 733.9 people per square mile (283.4/km2). There were 323 housing units at an average density of 288.4 per square mile (111.4/km2).