Garden City is a medium-sized village located in the state of New York. With a population of 22,495 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 94.09% 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 (18.30%), sales jobs (14.11%), and business and financial occupations (10.89%).
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 is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Garden City, the average commute to work is 33.84 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.
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.
If knowledge is power, Garden City is a pretty powerful place. 75.26% of the adults in Garden City have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
The per capita income in Garden City in 2010 was $74,777, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $299,108 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 Irish, Italian, German, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Garden City is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Spanish.