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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  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
    B+
Garden City is a town in Idaho with a population of 11,423. Garden City is in Ada County. Living in Garden City offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Garden City there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Garden City and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Garden City are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$188,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$767
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    43%
  • Own
    57%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    506
    283
  • Murder
    9
    6
  • Rape
    87
    41
  • Robbery
    43
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    634
    500
  • Theft
    2,803
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    231
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$41,433
National
$55,322
Children
17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    24%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    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!
it isn't bad to live in but I wouldn't recommend people to come and visite, there really isn't much to see. But there is the Expo Idaho Fair which comes every year and its always fun to come and visite to see shows and the carnival is also fun.