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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
    C+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$783,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,923
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    5%
  • Own
    95%

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
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    0
    41
  • Robbery
    22
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    84
    500
  • Theft
    742
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    26
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$157,366
National
$55,322
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    35%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    37%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    16%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    11%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%
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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.
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Excellent place for family of professionals - great school, good shopping choices, a wealth of entertainment and sports choices. Great commute to NYC. Garden city offer exceptional value for quality of life. It is very safe place. The houses are beautiful. The residents are friendly. Teacher are really good. The real estate might be on the pricey side but holds value very well once you buy it.
Tight-knit community with strong education system, beautiful landscaping and a deep-founded blissful ignorance toward how racist we are.