Garden City is a New York suburb in Long Island's Nassau County. With its award-winning schools, high-end restaurants, and home to one of the country's largest shopping and dining malls, the real estate across Garden City neighborhoods is highly sought after.
The enchanting neighborhoods of Garden City are full of community parks and museums, giving residents many ways to explore the city. Although, normally, a pleasant climate, bringing an umbrella may be necessary most days as rainy weather graces this village frequently.
Garden City is also known to have some of the most highly-rated school districts in all of New York. Common events throughout the seasons in Garden City can range from Paint and Sips at Muse Paintbar to the SUMAQ Peruvian Food Festival and the Friday Night Promenades.
Whether in the East, West, Southeast, South, or Village Center of Garden City, you cannot go wrong by calling this luxurious New York neighborhood home.
Did you know?
All My Children soap opera star Susan Lucci grew up in Garden City, worked at the Garden City Hotel, and eventually moved back in 1978. Various scenes from Francis Ford Coppola's classic The Godfather were shot in Garden City, including the scenes involving the Corleon mansion gate and the Tollbooth.
Things to do
A shopping center that features luxury stores like Swarovski, White House Black Market, Marc Jacobs, Boss, and Luis Vuitton, and even fine-dining experiences like the Neiman Marcus Cafe and Osteria Morini, it is no surprise that people from all over travel to the Garden City to explore the premier venue of Roosevelt Field.
Garden City Country Club
Known for hosting the Walker Cup and U.S. Open, the Garden City Country Club gives its members and their guests an exclusive experience. With golf courses, racquet sports courses, and fine-dining experiences, The Garden City Country Club gives the whole family a world-class adventure.
Deep Blue Med Spa
Deep Blue Med Spa is a medical spa with innovative treatments overseen by a team of award-winning plastic surgeons. Customers experience a wide variety of facial treatments, micro-needling, and much more. This Garden City spot is a rejuvenating and elegant experience that can enhance your natural beauty and leave you feeling fresher than ever.
Where to eat
Voted Best Oyster Bar on Long Island by fellow Long Islanders in 2023, Waterzooi is a Belgian eatery in Garden City widely known for its shellfish. This high-end restaurant has an array of elegant dishes ranging from steak au poivre and lobster croquettes to the Wellington burger, as well as an extensive wine, beer, and cocktail menu.
Novita Wine Bar and Trattoria
Complete with a wine collection that is the largest on the east coast, Novita provides its patrons with true, classic, high-end Italian meals whether you are in the mood for brunch, lunch, or dinner.
Fogo De Chao
Unique with an open kitchen that allows guests to visualize the chefs practicing the age-old cooking technique of churrasco, Fogo De Chao is a Lavish Brazilian restaurant that prides itself on its rich history and culture, which can be seen in the architecture throughout the building and flavors across the food.
Transportation and cost of living
Being a well-known affluent area, Garden City has a higher cost of living than the national average. But, the reasons for this, such as higher utility bills, are correlated with the fact that the houses throughout the village are much bigger than average. Therefore, they cost more to maintain. Still, with all the things Garden City has to offer, the above-average salaries of most residents allow them to immerse themselves into this village community regardless of the more elevated cost of living.
The southeastern part of Garden City presents a longer commute for most but is also said to see a trend of growth in real estate value over time more than in other areas. Garden City South is considered the more vibrant area, full of culture and entertainment. With an overall charming community, breathtaking views, and Colonial and Tudor-style homes, you will find yourself quickly infatuated with Garden City.
Laura Carroll has over ten years of experience using her financial background, real estate insight, and local knowledge to connect her clients with their dream homes across Garden City and Nassau County. Backed by an incredible team of nine of Long Island's Top Real Estate Professionals, Laura Carroll is the must-have agent for navigating Nassau County real estate.
Whether you are looking for your next luxury home or becoming a first-time home buyer, you cannot go wrong with this team of tenacious Long Island real estate agents. Contact Laura today!
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