Garden City

Garden City is a peaceful town offering a dense suburban feeling where most residents own their own homes.

Welcome to Garden City

A quaint village on Long Island that is one of the best places to live in the Greater New York City Area

 

Located approximately 18 miles from Manhattan, Garden City is a peaceful town offering a dense suburban feeling where most residents own their own homes. One of the nation’s first planned communities, this peaceful village is considered the safest place to live on Long Island.

 

Founded by multi-millionaire Alexander Turney Stewart in 1869, Garden City continued to grow into the 1920s before the stock market crash cooled construction. Development resumed to accommodate a population boom in the 1930s and again after World War II when large numbers of city dwellers moved to the suburbs.

 

Its proximity to Manhattan, tree-lined streets with stately old homes, great schools, and a community-minded feel makes this town an attractive place to live. The median income is $70,255, and the median price of homes for sale in Garden City, NY is $999,000.

 

What to Love 

People & Lifestyle 

Garden City is remarkably community-minded, which isn’t surprising considering that approximately 40 percent of residents are Irish American. Among the biggest employers are Nassau Community College and Adelphi University.

 

Garden City has a dense suburban feel and is the perfect place for families, young professionals, and retirees. It has been described as the beating heart of Nassau County.

 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping 

The quaint downtown area on 7th Street, anchored by the Garden City Hotel and its restaurants, provides a relaxing place to shop, dine, and enjoy the finest in suburban living. Here, you’ll find plenty of dining options. Garden City Coffee Shop serves full breakfasts, The Burger Spot has a selection of all-natural burgers, Seventh Street Cafe offers classic Italian fare in an elegant setting that includes sidewalk tables, and Waterzooi is a Belgian bistro known for mussels and imported beers.

 

Three major malls are conveniently located off the Meadowbrook State Parkway. Roosevelt Field is the largest mall on Long Island. Designed by I. M. Pei, it has everything from large retail stores to boutiques to numerous dining options. Two other options are The Gallery at Westbury Plaza and Stewart Plaza

 

Pizza and Irish pubs are extremely popular in Garden City. Besides Grimaldi’s, grab a slice at Garden City Pizza & Catering, Enzo’s Pizzeria & Restaurante and Umberto’s. The top Irish pubs include Doc O’Grady’s, BK Sweeney’s Uptown Grille, and Jack Walsh’s Irish Pub.

 

Things to Do

The Cradle of Aviation has around 75 aircraft and spacecraft on display, as well as galleries, hands-on exhibits, and a planetarium. Charles Lindbergh took off on his transatlantic flight from Roosevelt Field, and the area was a hub of aircraft manufacturing during World War II. Visitors can also immerse themselves at the Long Island Children’s Museum, the Nassau County Firefighters Museum and Education Center, and the Hofstra University Museum of Art in neighboring Hempstead.

 

There are summertime weekly promenades and holiday parades, including during Belmont. Summertime fun spots include the Garden City Swimming Pool and St. Paul’s Recreation Center.

 

Schools

Garden City is home to a number of excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:

 

  • Stewart School is one of the top elementary schools in the area, providing top-notch education in a safe environment
  • Garden City High School is a public high school with an enrollment of about 1,200 that has been ranked in the top 200 schools in the nation by US News and World Report
  • The Waldorf School of Garden City is a private school offering a full education from early childhood through high school

 

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Overview for Garden City, NY

37,903 people live in Garden City, where the median age is 42.1 and the average individual income is $66,188.61. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

37,903

Total Population

42.1 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$66,188.61

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Garden City, NY

Garden City has 12,203 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Garden City do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 37,903 people call Garden City home. The population density is 5,456.96 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

37,903

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

42.1

Median Age

48.46 / 51.54%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
12,203

Total Households

3

Average Household Size

$66,188.61

Average individual Income

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Garden City, NY

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The following schools are within or nearby Garden City. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
St Joseph Elementary School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
The Waldorf School Of Garden City
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
2nd - 5th
5/5
Stratford Avenue School
PUBLIC
2nd - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 1st
No rating available
Garden City Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 1st
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 1st
No rating available

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