Garden City, NY
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Garden City is a medium-sized village located in the state of New York. With a population of 22,612 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 95.80% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Garden City is a village of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Garden City who work in management occupations (17.52%), sales jobs (17.16%), and office and administrative support (11.43%).

In addition, Garden City is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.

Because of many things, Garden City is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Garden City really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Garden City perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

One downside of living in Garden City, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 33.52 minutes every day commuting to work. It is, however, a pedestrian-friendly village. Many of its neighborhoods are dense enough and have amenities close enough together that people find it feasible to get around on foot. In addition, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

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 have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Garden City. 68.46% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Garden City in 2010 was $65,725, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $262,900 for a family of four.

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, German, English, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Garden City is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Spanish.