Garden City, N.Y., is a village on Long Island with a population of approximately 22,400. This tight-knit community is located on the eastern region of the island and was one of America's earliest planned communities. People looking for Garden City apartments for rent will find a quaint village tucked away in the country's largest metropolitan area.
The village was founded in 1869 by millionaire Alexander Turney Stewart, who set out to create a town that incorporated his ideals. He constructed a community with wide avenues, lots of foliage and many attractive homes, which could all be reached by the Stewarts Central Railroad of Long Island. Garden City grew into a highly desirable residential area and the village was incorporated in 1919.
Garden City is still a community-focused area and has become the financial, legal and governmental hub of Nassau County. The village's population increases 77 percent everyday due to its 16,000 commuters, according to City-Data. Popular industries include finance and insurance, and professional, scientific and technical services. Residents have access to many amenities in the surrounding areas, including 3 hospitals within 5 miles and 2 airports within 15 miles. There are also several institutes of higher education in the village, including Nassau Community College and Adelphi University.
Garden City residents don't have to travel far to enjoy sports and entertainment at the Broadway Bound of Garden City Inc. or the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, home to the hockey team the New York Islanders. They enjoy several museums, including Cradle of Aviation, Long Island Children's Museum and the Garden City Historical Society. Residents in Garden City apartments can easily experience all that's offered in the Big Apple and on their own island. They have access to beautiful beaches and Long Island Wine Country. No matter their age or interests, the possibilities are endless for Garden City residents.
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