Introduction to Garden City, New York

Garden City, New York, in Nassau county, is 1 mile NW of Hempstead, New York and 18 miles E of New York, New York. The village is in the Nassau - Suffolk area.

Garden City History

The village of Garden City was founded in 1869 by Irish multi-millionaire Alexander Turney Stewart. The area was merged with the village of Garden City Estates in 1915. It was incorporated in 1919. The village continued to develop after World War II. The high school of the village was established during this time.

Garden City and nearby Attractions

  • Garden City Community Park
  • Long Island Children's Museum
  • Eisenhower Park
  • Cradle of Aviation Museum
  • Belmont Park race track
  • Brooklyn Children's Museum

Things To Do In Garden City

During you stay in Garden City, you can visit the Gothic Cathedral of the Incarnation. It is the final resting place of Alexander and Cornelia Stewart. The Cradle of Aviation Museum and the Long Island Children's Museum are popular tourist spots. You can also plan a daytrip to the Bronx Zoo, Queens County Farm Museum or the Children's Museum of Manhattan.

Garden City Transportation

John F. Kennedy International Airport is nearby.

Garden City Higher Education

Nassau Community College and Adelphi University lie within the village.

Garden City Almanac

County Nassau County
Standard Zip Codes11599, 11530
P.O. Box Zip Codes11531
Company Zip Codes11535
Phone Area Codes516, 631, 718
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.72
Approximate Longitude-73.64

Garden City Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance1.1 miles
Jan Temp25 to 38 F
Apr Temp41 to 58 F
Jul Temp66 to 83 F
Oct Temp47 to 63 F
Annual Precip46.3 inches
Distance8.8 miles
Jan Temp24 to 37 F
Apr Temp40 to 55 F
Jul Temp67 to 81 F
Oct Temp47 to 62 F
Annual Precip42.9 inches
Distance17.8 miles
Jan Temp26 to 38 F
Apr Temp44 to 61 F
Jul Temp69 to 84 F
Oct Temp50 to 64 F
Annual Precip49.6 inches

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LocationPopulationMedian Family Income

Garden City Public Libraries

Garden City Public Library
Garden City, New York
(516) 742-8405

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Garden City Hospitals

Mercy Medical Center
1000 N Village Ave
(516) 255-0111

Garden City Public Schools

Stewart School
501 Stewart Ave
ZIP: 11530
(516) 478-1400
Total Enrollment 619
Locust School
220 Boylston St
ZIP: 11530
(516) 478-1800
Total Enrollment 128
Hemlock School
78 Bayberry Ave
ZIP: 11530
(516) 478-1600
Total Enrollment 182
Stratford Avenue School
97 Stratford Ave
ZIP: 11530
(516) 478-1500
Total Enrollment 595
Nassau Boces
71 Clinton Rd
ZIP: 11530
(516) 396-2200
Total Enrollment 1581
Garden City High School
170 Rockaway Ave
ZIP: 11530
(516) 478-2000
Total Enrollment 1187
Garden City Middle School
98 Cherry Valley Ave
ZIP: 11530
(516) 478-3000
Total Enrollment 982
Homestead School
2 Homestead Ave
ZIP: 11530
(516) 478-1700
Total Enrollment 191

Garden City Private Schools

St Annes School
25 Dartmouth St
ZIP: 11530
Total Enrollment 441
St Joseph Elementary School
450 Franklin Ave
ZIP: 11530
Total Enrollment 262
The Waldorf School Of Garden City
225 Cambridge Ave
ZIP: 11530
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 286
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