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 95.14% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Garden City is a village of managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Garden City who work in management occupations (17.16%), sales jobs (15.05%), and office and administrative support (12.29%).

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.

In Garden City, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 33.17 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit. In addition, the village is also quite pedestrian-friendly, because many neighborhoods are very dense and have amenities close enough together that people find it feasible to get around on foot.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the village are by private automobile, Garden City is somewhat unusual for a village of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the train helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Garden City area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Garden City. 67.09% 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 $69,058, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $276,232 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.