The Village of Garden City covers almost five square miles in the center of Nassau County and enjoys 22,000 residents, 1,100 businesses and over 3 million square feet of commercial real estate.
Founded in 1869 by Alexander T. Stewart, “The Merchant Prince of Broadway,” Garden City was one of the first planned communities in the United States. This charming community, with its tree-lined streets, gracious homes and thriving business district, has long been one of Long Island’s most desirable municipalities in which to live and work with property values exceeding the Long Island average.
The gateway to Garden City’s residential and business community is Franklin Avenue. This dynamic boulevard is Long Island’s headquarters for international financial service companies, leading law firms and major national retailers. These firms plus the specialty shops and fine restaurants located on both Franklin Avenue and intersecting Seventh Street combine to make Garden City especially attractive to both our residential and the business communities.
Garden City provides many extra municipal services, IE: ample free parking, a village police force and fire department plus award winning public landscaping.
Local recreational and hospitality facilities including the four-star, five-diamond, 280-room Garden City Hotel add to the overall attraction for visitors from around the world to relax and conduct business in comfort and safety.
Conveniently located 1.5 miles from intersecting parkways and only a 40-minute drive from Manhattan, Garden City is served by a total of six LIRR railroad stations. The village is just a half-hour drive to JFK and LaGuardia airports and a 45-minute drive to Long Island’s Islip-MacArthur Airport.
Renowned for its top-ranked public school systems (first out of 649 in a study conducted at State University at Albany). In May 2006, Garden City was designated a "Gold Medal School District" ranking in the top 16% of all school districts nationally. Garden City is home to Adelphi University, three private schools, nine nursery schools and day care centers.
It also has a modern, internet-connected public library, residents' playgrounds, tennis courts, swimming pool complex, three private golf courses and twelve houses of worship.
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