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Overview

Introduction to Garden City Park, New York

Garden City Park, New York, in Nassau county, is 3 miles NW of Hempstead, New York (center to center) and 16 miles E of New York, New York.

Garden City Park History

Records indicate that this area was settled in the 1640s as part of the town of Hempstead. In 1784, it was established as "North Hempstead". The Long Island Rail Road was established and steamboat service from Manhattan was started in 1836. Both developments brought prosperity to the community. Garden City Park is now a census-designated place and an unincorporated hamlet in the Town of North Hempstead.

Garden City Park and Nearby Attractions

  • African American Museum
  • Sagamore Hill National Historic Site
  • Fine Arts Museum of Long Island
  • George Washington Bridge
  • Jones Beach State Park
  • New York Aquarium

Things To Do In Garden City Park

The African American Museum showcases exhibits of the history and culture of African Americans. Nassau County Museum of Art, Fine Arts Museum of Long Island, City Island Nautical Museum, Queens County Farm Museum, and the Science Museum of Long Island are other museums near Garden City Park. Theodore Roosevelt's home on the Sagamore Hill is a place of historic interest. Jones Beach State Park, which features more than 6 miles of ocean beach, offers facilities for swimming, boating, fishing, picnicking, and golfing. People can enjoy biking, horseback riding, and hiking at the Hempstead Lake State Park, Eisenhower Park, and Valley Stream State Park. Another popular destination is the Brooklyn Heights Promenade which offers views of the Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge, and downtown Manhattan.

Garden City Park Transportation

Air transportation is available from the John F Kennedy International Airport.

Garden City Park Higher Education

Nassau Community College, SUNY Old Westbury, Long Island University - C.W. Post Campus, Adelphi University, and Hofstra University are among the colleges near Garden City Park.

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 Park Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 3 miles NW of Hempstead, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 16 miles E of New York, New York
County Nassau
Standard Zip Codes 11040
Phone Area Codes 516
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.74
Longitude -73.663

Garden City Park 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 2.5 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 NEW YORK JFK INTL AP
Distance 9.2 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 39 F
Apr Temp 42 to 59 F
Jul Temp 67 to 83 F
Oct Temp 49 to 64 F
Annual Precip 42.4 inches
Station WANTAGH CEDAR CREEK
Distance 10.6 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Garden City P (11040)

Hillside Manor (11040)

Lakeville Estates (11040)

Manhasset Hil (11040)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Herricks 4,370 $148,807

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

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Garden City Park High Schools

MINEOLA HS
10 ARMSTRONG RD
516-741-1206
Serves 774 students.

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