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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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Garden City is a suburb of New York City with a population of 22,699. Garden City is in Nassau County and is one of the best places to live in New York. Living in Garden City offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Garden City there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Residents of Garden City tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Garden City are highly rated.
About Garden City...
Population
22,699

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$811,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$2,677
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    6%
  • Own
    94%
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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
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    30.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    13.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    114.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,411.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    48.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    12%
  • 25-34 years
    5%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    34%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    38%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    16%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    10%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%

Working in Garden City

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$161,163
National
$55,322
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Garden City is beautiful and has many green spaces. It is filled with flowers, trees, and parks. It feels like a safe community to live in and the people are very friendly. There are many stores and healthy food options available. The town is also close to major outlets, the beach, and NYC.

However, Garden City is predominantly white, high income. The city uses racist zoning laws to keep people of color from living in and attending schools in Garden City. Community members and GC government must address the racism and classism that pervades the neighborhood and make it a safe neighborhood for all people.

It is also extremely expensive here.
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Growing up I received phenomenal education through the town's public school district. In addition to the schooling, the town offers many opportunities for children and teens to get involved in sports. Participating in Garden City sports teams has helped shaped me into the person I am today. One of the best features is that Garden City is a very safe town to live in. When I was younger, I, along with the 12 other kids on my bock, were able to ride bikes and play in the street without concern for danger other than a car every few hours. The town has a small-town community feel, everyone knows each other and are willing to help each other out. I made lifelong friends from the block I grew up on, the schools I attended & the sports teams I played on.
I have lived in Garden City my entire life. It is a great family friendly town with a great school district and plenty of opportunities for kids to learn and to grow up and succeed. The downtown offers plenty of options for food and things to do and is extremely lively on a nice day. Garden City however is thought to be extremely expensive and is not very diverse in the people who live here. After leaving the town for school, I realized Garden City is a bit sheltered and is its own bubble.