A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$174,300
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$775
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    41%
  • Own
    59%

Garden City Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    338
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    87
    41
  • Robbery
    35
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    538
    525
  • Theft
    2,679
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    234
    263

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$38,086
National
$53,889
Children
16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    15%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    24%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%
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Garden City Reviews

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Living in Garden City has many great benefits. The atmosphere is quite clean almost year round with awesome view of the mountains, which is also great for exercising and hiking. The perks of living in here is being so close to the Snake River. So there are always fun outdoor activities to do. The only downside to living in Garden City is that there are plenty suspicious activity late at night. At certain times through-out the area might seem unsafe. However, the local law enforcement provide plenty of patrols. Overall, Garden City is a very vibrant and fun suburb of Boise, Idaho! Whether you're raising a family or you're a single college student attending Boise State University; Garden City is the place to be.
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I've had a lovely experience in Garden City! It's a perfect and quaint town! I love the community feel here! You have all the shops you need, Starbucks, WalMart and Ross! My husband and I love living here!
Nearby restaurants include Sonic, Burger King, Panda Express, Idaho Pizza Co., Applebee's, Los Betos, and more. There aren't many options for nightlife not many bars in this area. The variety is mostly typical American food, with the exception of a Greek restaurant and Los Betos, both have wonderful food for not much money!