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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
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
Garden City is a suburb of New York City with a population of 22,533. 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
22,533

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$836,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$3,206
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    5%
  • Own
    95%
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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
    26.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    13.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    111
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,039.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    35.5
    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
    6%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    36%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    39%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    14%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    9%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    1%
    13%

Working in Garden City

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$171,750
National
$55,322
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Garden City is a wonderful place to raise a family. With so many restaurants, bars and shops we don’t miss city life at all! The commute is a breeze, schools are phenomenal - especially the way they keep the K and 1st graders in separate schools, making the transition to elementary school much easier. We looked all over the trustee area before finding this gem.
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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.
Garden City is a beautiful place to live with a lovely community to go with it, a suburban town close to New York City with great public schools. A place with so much to offer Garden City’s warm and traditional homes are nearby many great restaurants and boutiques offering opportunities for everyone.