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Located two miles from the George Washington Bridge, Leonia is a small town known for charm, outstanding schools, easy shopping, and abundant recreational opportunities that make it a popular place to raise a family. Leonia was ranked as the 31st best place to live in the state by New Jersey Monthly magazine in 2008.

Surrounded by Teaneck, Englewood, Ridgefield Park, Palisades Park, and Fort Lee, Leonia offers an inviting residential community and minimal commercial activity. Well-maintained older homes and modern construction across a range of architectural styles dot its quiet neighborhoods. Expanded amenities, services and shopping are available in neighboring Edgewater. 

Leonia was formed as a borough in 1668 by Dutch and English farmers. Over the years it became known as home to intellectuals, artist and writers, and more recently, it hosts a substantial Korean-American community.

Leonia Population:

8,614

Leonia Median Family income:

$91,449

Leonia Schools:

Schools in Leonia provide education for students in kindergarten through the twelfth grade, including a high school receivership from neighboring Edgewater. Leonia has one Catholic school.

• Anna C. Scott Elementary School (K-5)
• Leonia Middle School (6-8)
• Leonia High School (9-12)
• St. John The Evangelist School (PreK-8)

Leonia Transportation and Commute:

Leonia is commuter friendly, with proximity to Interstate 95 and in close proximity to the George Washington Bridge that provides residents with easy access to New York City.

New Jersey Transit bus service and private bus company service is available from Leonia to the George Washington Bridge bus terminal and the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan.

Ferry service to Manhattan is available from New York Waterway in nearby Edgewater.

Newark Liberty International Airport and La Guardia Airport are about a 45 minutes’ drive away, and JFK International Airport is about one hour away by car. Teterboro Airport is 10 minutes away.

Leonia Health Services:

Respected medical facilities and specialty services are available in nearby Englewood at the renowned Englewood Hospital and Medical Center.

Leonia Cultural and Recreational Resources:

Leonia is home to the Players Guild of Leonia, which operates as the oldest continuing theater troupe in New Jersey, and is one of the oldest theatre guilds in the United States with continuous performances since 1919.

The Leonia Public Library is a member of the Bergen County Cooperative Library System and offers a community center for learning, culture and entertainment.

Leonia offers six public recreational parks areas, the Leonia Swim Club and the Leonia Recreational Center.

• Overpeck County Park
• Sylvan Park
• Wood Park
• Highwood Hills
• Lakeview Park
• Station Park

Leonia is home to several historic landmarks including the Cole-Allaire House, Civil War Drill Hall and Armory, and Vreeland House. Fishing, boating, camping, hiking, and picnicking are also available at the nearby parks including the Branch Brook Park, Palisades Interstate Park, and Dahnert's Lake County Park.

The nearby Flat Rock Brook Nature Center in Englewood offers woods, trails and brooks, and environmental education programs for people of all ages.

Leonia celebrates the Leonia Day festival in May every year.

Nearby country clubs and golf courses are available for membership to Leonia residents.

Leonia Entertainment:
Shopping in town and nearby in Fort Lee and Edgewater includes stores for essentials, such as supermarkets and auto repair, as well as specialty shops like boutiques, all located in the business districts separate from residential areas.

Leonia is known for Korean restaurants that reflect the town’s substantial Korean community. Many more Korean restaurants are available in nearby Fort Lee.

The latest films play at the Sony Theaters Ridgefield, Edgewater Multiplex Cinema and the Galaxy Movie Theater in Teaneck.
 

Bergen County Information

Founded:
1683
  Area:
247 Square Miles
  Population:
909,235
  Largest City: Hackensack
  Median Income:
$79,577
  Median Home Price:
$475,000
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