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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
Leonia Median Family
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
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
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.