Garden City is a medium-sized village located in the state of New York. With a population of 22,454 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Garden City is the 74th largest community in New York.
Garden City home prices are not only among the most expensive in New York, but Garden City real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Garden City is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 93.06% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Garden City is a village of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Garden City who work in management occupations (17.99%), sales jobs (13.37%), and business and financial occupations (11.40%).
Also of interest is that Garden City has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
In addition, Garden City is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.
Because of many things, Garden City is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Garden City a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The village’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Garden City has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Garden City’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One downside of living in Garden City is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Garden City, the average commute to work is 33.51 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the village, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative. In addition, it is also a pedestrian-friendly village. Many of Garden City’s neighborhoods are dense enough and have amenities close enough together that people find it feasible to get around on foot.
Like elsewhere in America, most people in Garden City use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Garden City‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the train. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.
Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Garden City, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Garden City is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 73.80% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Garden City in 2018 was $80,256, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $321,024 for a family of four.
Garden City is a somewhat ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Garden City home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Garden City residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Garden City include Italian, Irish, German, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Garden City is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Spanish.