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Overview

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.

People

Total Population
Male Share of the Population
Female Share of the Population
Senior Citizens
Employed Population 16+
Age of the Population

Families

% of people married
Average household size

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher
Median Earnings25+
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification
Median Earnings With High School Degree

Wealth

Median Family Income
% Above Poverty Level
% Below Poverty Level

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time
% Working from Home
% Walking and Biking to Work
% Using Public Transportation

Housing

People Living Alone
Median Gross Rent
Median House Value

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)
US/American
English
Irish

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Garden City Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 1 miles NW of Hempstead, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 18 miles E of New York, New York
County Nassau
Standard Zip Codes 11530, 11599
P.O. Box Zip Codes 11531
Company Zip Codes 11535, 11536
Phone Area Codes 516
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.726
Longitude -73.634

Garden City Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station MINEOLA
Distance 1.1 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 38 F
Apr Temp 41 to 58 F
Jul Temp 66 to 83 F
Oct Temp 47 to 63 F
Annual Precip 46.3 inches
Station WANTAGH CEDAR CREEK
Distance 8.8 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 37 F
Apr Temp 40 to 55 F
Jul Temp 67 to 81 F
Oct Temp 47 to 62 F
Annual Precip 42.9 inches
Station NEW YORK CITY CENTRAL PK
Distance 17.8 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 38 F
Apr Temp 44 to 61 F
Jul Temp 69 to 84 F
Oct Temp 50 to 64 F
Annual Precip 49.6 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Garden City, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Mitchell Field (11530)

Roosevelt Field (11530, 11531)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Hempstead 767,916 $108,888

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Garden City Public Libraries

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

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Garden City High Schools

GARDEN CITY HS
170 ROCKAWAY AVE
516-478-2006
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 1,133 students.

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