Real Estate in Leonia, Bergen County, NJ
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Leonia has approximately 9000 inhabitants in a 1.5 square mile area. The borough features tree-lined streets, an excellent school system, seven parks, ten churches, two synagogues, a modern library, a community theater, a volunteer fire and ambulance corps, a thriving recreational program for all ages and a shopping district.
Leonia was settled by Europeans in 1668.
Leonia thrived as an artists colony in the 1930s. Early films featuring Charlie Chaplin and the Keystone Cops were shot in Leonia.
Leonia has been the residence of five Nobel Prize-winning scientists, and home to many professors, writers, and artists. Leonia’s population of intellectuals and luminaries gave the town its reputation as “The Athens of New Jersey.”
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- Leonia Early Childhood Center 543 Grand Avenue 201-947-0230
Full-day pre-school for 4-year-olds, 8:50 am – 2:30 pm
- All Saints Child Care Center 150 Park Avenue 201-947-1288
Infants to pre-K, 7:00 am – 5:30 pm
- Take My Hand Fort Lee Road at Leonia Avenue 201-585-1194
Infants to pre-K, 7:30 am – 5:30 pm
- Holy Spirit Child Care Center 313 Woodland Place 201-949-2060
Ages 2 1/2 – 5, 7:30 am – 3:30 pm
- St. John the Evangelist Pre-School 260 Harrison Street 201-944-4361
Must be 4 by October 1 5 day, 8:30 am – 2:30 pm www.4stjohns.com
Recreation Department: 201-592-5783
Leonia Municipal Pool: 201-944-9430.
Facilities include 6 parks (including Overpeck and Wood), 3 athletic fields, baseball, jogging, horseback riding and more. Fay camp run through the summer for children ages 3 1/2 to 13.
Leonia Library offers a wide range of books,CD’S, DVD’s and activities.
Popular Fiction Book Groups meet monthly during the evening. Call Deborah Bigelow (201-592-5770) for more information.
Classics Group meets the last Monday afternoon of the month at 3:30.
Nonfiction Book Group meets bi-monthly on Thursday mornings. Call for details.
Poetry Forum meets the last Monday of the month at 7:00. They read and discuss different poets every month.
Tuesday Movies @ 1:00 p.m. Everyone welcome
With a Leonia Library card, you can request books from your home or office; Borrow books, CDs, and DVDs from over 72 Libraries; Get full-text articles from over 1,000 journals and The Bergen Record. Have access to the New York Times back to 1851.
Senior Center offers a range of services to Senior Citizens including a formal schedule of Recreation Activities and Bus Service to local events and shopping areas.
Annual events held by the town include;Health Fair, First Saturday in October,Halloween Parade, Saturday before Halloween,Boy Scout Food Drive, November and March ,Leonia History Weekend Tours & Talks, weekend before Thanksgiving,Tree Lighting Ceremony and Visit with Santa, First Friday in December,Sports Boosters Tree Sale,(Month of December) Lions Club Pancake Breakfast, Palm Sunday, Spring Celebration with Bunny & more.
The Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenpac) offers world-class entertainment just around the corner.The Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC) was conceived in the echoing corridors, empty rehearsal rooms and grand performance hall of the former John Harms Center, which closed to the shock and heartbreak of Bergen County’s large community of culture lovers, families, and students. In April 2003, a group of concerned citizens, headed by Englewood resident Frank Huttle III, formed bergenPAC and developed a business plan to forge a true public/private partnership, engaging all sectors of the community and bringing together corporations, governments and residents, each adding the commitment and support necessary to revitalize this unique arts center.
There is no train service between Leonia & Manhattan
Gerber Car & Truck Rental 434 Demarest Ave, Closter,(201) 768-4360
Dan Rent a Car Inc 272 Closter Dock Rd, Closter,(201) 750-2050
Holy Fire Presbyterian Church 313 Woodland Place 201-944-7343
Holy Spirit Lutheran Church 313 Woodland Place 201-947-1332
Jesus Village Presbyterian Church 150 Park Avenue 201-403-4744
Presbyterian Church of Leonia 181 Fort Lee Road 201-944-1358
Leonia United Methodist Church 396 Broad Avenue (at Woodridge Place) 201-944-2970
Mount Zion Baptist Church 124 Schor Avenue 201-944-1794
St. John’s Roman Catholic Church 235 Harrison Street 201-947-4545
Congregation Adas Emuno 254 Broad Avenue 201-592-1712
Congregation Sons of Israel 150 Grand Avenue 201-944-3477
Englewood Hospital 350 Engle Street in Englewood Tel: 201-894-3000
Pedimedica 500 Piermont Rd # 102 Closter Tel: 201-784-3200
Bank of America 301 Fort Lee Rd, Leonia
NVE Bank Leonia Office 310 Broad Ave, Leonia,(201) 816-2826
Pnc Bank 353 Broad Ave, Leonia
Parkway Toyota 50 Sylvan Ave, Englewood Cliffs, NJ (201) 944-3300
Hyundai Group Companies 300 Sylvan Ave, Englewood Cliffs, NJ (201) 816-4000
Alco Cadillac-Pontiac 374 Sylvan Ave, Englewood Cliffs, NJ (201) 568-2750
Toyota Parkway Sales & Service 100 Sylvan Ave, Englewood Cliffs, NJ (201) 944-8084
East Coast Mazda/EC 340 Sylvan Ave. (rt 9w), Englewood Cliffs, NJ (201) 567-9000
DC Honda 28 County Road Tenafly Tel: 201-568-7000
Chrysler Jeep 95 County Road – Tenafly Tel: 201-871-9400
Difeo BMW 301 County Road Tenafly Tel: 201-568-9000
Mercedes 28 Grand Avenue Englewood Tel: 800-493-6514
Lexus 53-59 Engle Street Englewood Tel: (800) 509-5157
Volvo 186 Engle Street Englewood Tel: 201-567-230020
Porsche-Audi-Lincoln-Mercury-Subaru 138 South Dean Street Englewood 201-568-5200
- Domino’s Pizza 440 Broad Ave, Leonia (201) 944-9199
- Dante’s Place Restaurant & Pizza 373 Broad Ave, Leonia (201) 592-9071
- Leonia Cafe 374 Broad Ave, Leonia (201) 461-9727
- Smile Noodle Restaurant Inc 299 Broad Ave, Leonia (201) 346-9888
- China Taste 297 Broad Ave, Leonia (201) 585-7771
- Fun Lum Chinese Restaurant Inc 436 Broad Ave, Leonia (201) 592-0698
- Kaya Sushi Restaurant 450 Broad Ave, Leonia (201) 461-7525
- Todam Restaurant 344 Broad Ave, Leonia (201) 461-9111
- Yuna Corp of NJ Leonia (201) 592-0815
- Sol & Sol II Leonia (201) 461-7410
During much of the 20th century Leonia’s location, small size, and culture attracted a large number of academics and artists of all kinds. For this reason, Leonia is sometimes referred to as “the Athens of New Jersey”.
In 1890, landowners began marketing plots in Leonia to professors at nearby Columbia University. Another example is the opening in 1915 of the Leonia School of Illustration by Harvey Dunn, and the artists’ colony that subsequently emerged over the next decade.
Some notable people who lived in Leonia during part or all of their career:
Broadway actor William Youmans (grandnephew of Broadway composer/producer Vincent Youmans)