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 22,545 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 95.24% 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 (18.43%), sales jobs (16.74%), and business and financial occupations (11.21%).

In addition, Garden City is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.

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 33.79 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.

For the size of the village, public transportation in Garden City is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the train. For Garden City, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Garden City. 71.43% 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 $66,617, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $266,468 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.