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25. Garden City, NY
Garden City, NY
Population: 21,811
Median family income: $147,804
Median home price: $840,000

Garden City was created for the wealthy by the wealthy. Multimillionaire Alexander Turney Stewart founded the Long Island village in 1869 to provide a haven for the upper classes who wanted to escape New York City.

One of the nation's earliest planned communities, Garden City even had its railroad line. Charles Lindbergh made his historic solo trans-Atlantic flight from Roosevelt Field on the eastern side of town. A shopping center, called the Roosevelt Field Mall, now stands on the site.

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