Garden City 81 Exceptional
Garden City Livability #114 ranked city in New York#3,500 ranked city in the USARanks better than 88% of areas

Livability Awards

A+ Garden City Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Garden City Cost of Living Cost of living is 70% higher than New York
Garden City
19999% more expensive than the US average
New York
11717% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Garden City cost of living
A+ Garden City Crime Total crime is 58% lower than New York
Total crime
75271% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 13471% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-7%Year over year crime is down
Garden City crime
A+ Garden City Employment Household income is 159% higher than New York
Median household income
$157,366184% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$66,617123% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
3%32% lower than the US average
Garden City employment
F Garden City Housing Home value is 174% higher than New York
Median home value
$783,500324% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,923103% higher than the US average
Home ownership
95%49% higher than the US average
Garden City real estate or Garden City rentals
A Garden City Schools HS graduation rate is 18% higher than New York
High school grad. rates
97%17% higher than the US average
School test scores
62%26% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
n/aequal to the US average
Garden City K-12 schools
A Garden City User Ratings There are a total of 3 ratings in Garden City
Overall user rating
82% 3 total ratings
User reviews rating
90% 1 total reviews
User surveys rating
72% 2 total surveys
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      Living in Garden City, NY

      Located in the state of New York, Garden City is a moderately-sized city with a population of 22,531 people. Garden City has a population density of 4,227 people per square mile. This would be considered well above the national population density level. If we look at the most recent Census, Garden City is known to have a predominantly White population. The next two most common races are Black and Asian. If you are looking for a family friendly city, Garden City might be a good fit as 89% of the population over 15 years old are married, and 54% have kids who are 18 years old or younger.

      If you’re considering relocating to any new city, it could be a very discouraging task. However, it could also be a good experience if you are willing to get to know the town before actually living in Garden City, New York. 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, education, employment, housing and more.

      Using data and statistics Garden City has received a livability score of 76 out of 100. This score is ranked in the 86th percentile when compared to all other cities. Pack your bags! This is a very high score in comparison to other US cities. Living in Garden City could be a great choice! If we dig a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Garden City has higher than average scores for the following: amenities (A+), crime (A+), education (A) and employment (A+). There is at least one category that did not score well in Garden City. The following was graded with a less than perfect score: cost of living (F) and housing (F).

      Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Garden City on a regular basis. Knowing that there are an abundance of amenities and things to do can ensure that you always have access to nearby grocery stores, restaurants and coffee shops. Here are some of the more popular things to do in Garden City: Cradle of Aviation Museum, Long Island Children's Museum, and Roosevelt Field.

      Garden City real estate prices and overall affordability will play a huge role in determining if the area is the right fit for you. Of course there are probably some other items on your “wish list”, but even before they are considered, let’s take a look at the home prices and affordability in Garden City. The median home price for Garden City homes is $783,500, which is 173.7% higher than the New York average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Garden City, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 5, which is 6.4% higher than the New York 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 2.3%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 6%.

      Garden City transportation information

      StatisticGarden CityNew YorkNational
      Average one way commute37min33min26min
      Workers who drive to work63.0%53.0%76.4%
      Workers who carpool3.7%6.7%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit24.6%28.0%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.1%0.7%0.6%
      Workers who walk2.9%6.3%2.8%
      Working from home4.9%4.0%4.6%
      Airports (within 30 miles of city center)0 (5)12354
      Amtrak train stations (within 30 miles of city center)0 (6)23711

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      Source: The Garden City, NY data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).