A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  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
$757,900
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,959
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    6%
  • Own
    94%

Garden City Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    13
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    0
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    106
    525
  • Theft
    1,019
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    9
    263

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$153,506
National
$53,889
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    33%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    36%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    16%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    13%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%
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Born and raised in garden city my whole life.would not change a thing-people,schools,community are amazing.not sure you would find another place where so many of the people that grew up here move back.close proximity to Manhattan as well as the beaches!
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GARDEN CITY HAS A GREAT SCHOOL SYSTEM, FAMILY ORIENTED NEIGHBORHOOD, EASY ACCESS TO MIDTOWN MANHATTAN. CLOSE TO SHOPPING, GREAT RESTAURANTS, AND ENTERTAINMENT.
There is a complete lack of mom-and-pop stores; almost everything substantial is a chain store. There is also a complete lack of diversity: you will find that every restaurant or clothing store markets to older people with tons of money, and it is difficult to develop one's own personality in this town or choose something alternative. However, there is the Roosevelt Field Mall, which has a wide variety of stores. Although all of these are also chain stores with huge amounts of money to back up their brand, there is at least a huge bank of places to go for someone who is sick of the cliches you see in this town. Generally, this area lacks personality. Everything seems relatively fake and plastic because any store that is a family owned store still tries to emulate the popular brands you observe people wearing here. Other than clothes and food, most of the stores that you might find on 7th street are too expensive to buy from. There is a plethora of jewelry stores, but only for people that have hundred dollar bills as pocket change.

I will say, however, that the asian food is great here. I recommend Sushi-Ya.