Garden City, Michigan is a moderately-sized city with a population of 27,009 people. Garden City has a population density of 4,607 people per square mile. This would be considered well above the national population density level. If we take a look at the last Census, the vast majority of the population falls within one racial group (94% White). Given that fact, Garden City could be considered less diverse than other cities.
Living in Garden City can be a good experience for anyone moving to the town. Having said that, in the state of Michigan, there are many incredible places to live, so choose wisely! To help you find the best places to live in and around Garden City, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like amenities, crime, weather, employment, housing and more.
Garden City, MI receives 76/100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #113 in Michigan and #4,511 in the USA. Based on this score, Garden City would be considered a very livable city! For each of the livability categories, we can establish that Garden City ranks very well for amenities (A+), crime (B), cost of living (B) and housing (A-). Garden City does not do well for the following: weather (D) and education (F). It might be a good idea to take a closer look at each category to find out why.
Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Garden City, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do.
Finding affordable real estate and apartments for rent in Garden City can be tricky. Having said that, this area might be the place to get the best of both worlds. Based on factors like home/rental affordability and appreciation rates, this area has received an above average score in the housing category.
Being close to public transportation, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in Garden City. Before you determine if any of these amenities are available in the area, you will also want to know if the real estate prices in Garden City are affordable. Median real estate prices in Garden City come in at $83,300, which is 34.8% lower than the Michigan average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Garden City, the home price to income ratio is 1.6, which is 36% lower than the Michigan average. For most people, purchasing a new home is the biggest investment they will make in their lifetime. Taking a look at overall real estate appreciation rates in Garden City will offer some insight into determining if your home purchase will be a solid investment for years to come. In Garden City, the year-over-year appreciation rates were 17.2%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 14.3%.
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