Leonia, New Jersey Real Estate and Community Information

Leonia, New Jersey Real Estate and Community Information

Conveniently located on the New Jersey side of the George Washington Bridge, the community of Leonia offers easy access to Manhattan, with a variety of attractions and amenities that have led New Jersey Magazine to declare it 31st among the best places to live in New Jersey for 2008. Settled around 1670 by Dutch and English farmers, Leonia is one of the oldest European communities, although Native Americans of the Hackensack tribe had already built up a settlement in the area long before Europeans arrived. Today, Leonia has a population of around 9,000 and a total area of about 1.6 square miles. Leonia is somewhat more densely populated when compared to the rest of New Jersey, with around 5,943 people per square mile.

Shopping and Dining

Residents of Leonia real estate can take care of their everyday shopping needs at stores such as the A&P Store in Fort Lee, the Metropolitan Market on Broad Avenue in Leonia, and ShopRite Supermarket in Palisades Park. Additionally, there are several pharmacies located nearby, including CVS on Broad Avenue and Duane Reade, Walgreens, and Rite Aid in Fort Lee. Shopping malls located in and around Leonia include: The Mall at Oak Tree in Edison, The Shops at Riverside in Hackensack, and Westfield Garden State Plaza in Paramus. Of course, Leonia is also conveniently located to the world-famous shopping sites found throughout Manhattan.

Some of the best fine dining options located near Leonia real estate include the Fontana Di Trevi Restaurant in Leonia and Prime and Beyond in Fort Lee. In addition, Kaya Sushi, BonChon Chicken, and Dante's Place Restaurant and Pizza are all located within Leonia, while Bibby's Mediterranean Cafe is found in Fort Lee and offers both Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine. For fast food, residents of Leonia real estate can head to the Taco Bell in Hackensack, the White Caste in Little Ferry, or the Wendy's in Fort Lee. Leonia residents also enjoy a plethora of additional dining options by simply crossing the George Washington Bridge and heading into Manhattan.

Parks and Recreation

There are several parks located in Leonia itself, including Overpeck County Park, Sylvan Park, and Wood Park. Additionally, Fort Lee offers a variety of recreational areas that are convenient to Leonia real estate, including Firemen's Park, William Birch Park, and Fort Lee Historic Park. At the Teaneck Creek Conservancy in Teaneck, visitors can marvel at the diverse flora and fauna accessible via the Conservancy's 1.3 miles of well-maintained trails. Further afield, Leonia residents can travel to the Ramapo State Forest (about 19 miles away) or the Norvin Green State Forest (about 23 miles away) to escape the city and enjoy the fresh air of nature.

Recreation centers located near Leonia real estate include: Edgewater Community Center in Edgewater, St. Mary's Recreation Center in the Bronx, and City Sports on 4 in Englewood. Several country clubs offer residents of Leonia real estate golf and other leisure activities near the town, including: The Ridgewood Country Club, The Engelwood Country Club, and The Golf Club at Chelsea Piers in Manhattan.


While the cost of living in Leonia can quite high compared to the rest of the country, incomes in New Jersey tend to be somewhat high as well. The median home value in Leonia was at about $545,000 as of 2009, and the median household income was at approximately $70,000. The unemployment rate in Leonia was at 8.4% as of 2012, which was lower than in the state of New Jersey overall. Lifestyle and culture in Leonia is influenced by the town's close proximity to the New York City metropolis, and this has a deep effect on both business and leisure for residents of Leonia real estate.

Schools, Health and Tranportation

The town of Leonia is serviced by its own public school system - Leonia Public Schools - and includes the Anna C. Scott School, Leonia Middle School, and Leonia High School. Additionally, those residing in Leonia can choose to send their children to one of several private schools in the area such as St. John School and Ben Porat Yosef. Universities that are located close to Leonia real estate include Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus, Yeshiva University, and CUNY City College.

Leonia is located within two miles of Holy Name Medical Center and within three miles of Englewood Hospital and Medical Center. In addition, NewYork-Presbyterian's Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital is located about 10 minutes away in Manhattan.

Several New Jersey Transit bus routes service Leonia- including 756, 755, 751, 182, and 166- and the nearest Amtrak station is in Yonkers. Major airports found near Leonia include LaGuardia Airport and Newark Liberty International Airport.

If you are thinking about buying or selling a home, give us a call at (201) 227-2045 or send us an email to explore your options and to find out when is the best time for you to make a move.

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