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    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
Leonia is a suburb of New York City with a population of 9,191. Leonia is in Bergen County and is one of the best places to live in New Jersey. Living in Leonia offers residents an urban feel and most residents own their homes. In Leonia there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families live in Leonia and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Leonia are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$481,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,388
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    41%
  • Own
    59%
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Leonia Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    0
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    32.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    129.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    291.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    32.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    7%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    22%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    37%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    17%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    16%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

Working in Leonia

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$89,744
National
$55,322
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Leonia is one of those towns where everyone knows everybody, and not at all too creepy! In fact, all residents take interest and pride in community events as well as support any achievements through high school students, middle schoolers, and the adults. The best part about Leonia is the cultural influence and the variety in all social events. However, in recent years Leonia has assimilated with bordering towns which I fear hurts the culture. Otherwise, for the past thirteen years of my life, Leonia has kept me safe, loved, and cultured.
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Leonia is that kind of town where almost everything closes at 10 pm, even the Korean Fried Chicken take-out. It is a quiet town, which is rather rare considering that it’s only 10 min by car from NYC. You can take a walk along the Overpack Park at night while the pregnant lake drifts beside.
People of leonia are pleasant, diverse, politically-vocal, and, almost always, middle-class. The town has a wonderful blue-ribbon elementary school and a middle school that is more than 100 years old. Many graduates of LHS have gone to some of the most competitive colleges in the U.S, so if your kids didn’t get into BCA or Fort Lee is too expensive, consider Leonia.
The town has historically hosted multiple professors of Columbia Univerity who were involved in the Manhattan Project.
If you enjoy nightlife, the town is probably not for you, but if not, the people of Leonia will kindly welcome you, as they did to me.
The people in this neighborhood are friendly, the parks, and recreational centers are accessible.But some of the pedestrians comes off rude when commuting to paramus especially when I have to commute school.Like asking questions and help from some people seems to be a disgrace and wrong.However, I see that majority of the people in this community are happy, reserve, also welcoming.