181 Glenwood Ave in Leonia NJ is just back on the market. It happens sometimes. You’re in the middle of a transaction and situations change. Sometimes those changes cancel out a sale. Lucky you because this is a very nice house in a great town.
Here are the basic details for you –
- 60 x 125 Lot & $11,361 Taxes
- 1 Full Bath on the 1st & 2nd Floors
- 3 Bedrooms Upstairs
- Hardwood Floors Throughout
- Very Cool Walkup Finished Attic
- Gas Heat & 2 Zone Central Air
The Town of Leonia
Leonia is a small town. In fact, it’s so small that if you blink on Route 4, you’ll miss it my mom would say. I grew up here. The reasons why my parents moved here are still true today. While a classic small town where people get to know one another, Leonia is 5 minutes from the George Washington Bridge to Manhattan.
It also has a strong, vibrant business district. Covid has had an impact but not as much as you’d expect. People shop locally to support the business district. Leonia has a strong community spirit and businesses here are family owned.
Additionally, let’s talk about schools. I had an outstanding education and the Leonia School System is still excellent. The town has everything you want – great character, excellent schools and a fabulous commute. As a result, homes sell quickly here and values hold very well.
Originally settled in the 1600’s, Leonia has a rich history. I remember visiting a friend who was babysitting. She showed me a hidden stairway. The house was part of the Underground Railroad housing escaped slaves making their way to Canada. There are also a few homes from the Revolutionary days. The housing stock is primarily late 1800 to early 20th century. Such homes are filled with character. Many are unique but all of them are beautiful.
There is a very active and successful local theater group. Housed in what was once a Civil War drill hall, the Players Guild of Leonia has been operating since 1919. This live theater group puts on terrific productions. I’ve gone to several and it’s a really a very nice night out. While this theater group is closed now due to Covid, things will change before the end of this year.
181 Glenwood Ave
181 Glenwood Ave is a gracious center stairwell colonial home. You’ll find charm galore and tons of light flowing in through it’s many windows. Condition is truly move in. Hardwood floors are beautiful and room sizes are great. Upstairs you have 3 real bedrooms. Usually older colonials have a 3rd “bedroom” that’s really an overgrown closet. That’s not the case here.
The updated kitchen has maple cabinets, Silestone counter tops and stainless steel appliances.
Another level up is the very cool finished attic. This is a long room ideal for a home office, rec room or hang out space. The basement is unfinished storage space. There’s a bluestone patio in the yard where you can barbecue when it’s warm. Because you’re not far from Fort Lee Road, you’re a walk to NYC bus commuting and the business district.
This is a charming, comfortable home that has served the current owner well. It’s also an exceptional opportunity to get into a classic Leonia colonial home.
While I usually write blog articles every few days, this comes on the heels of another. I did not delay posting it because homes in Leonia no matter the year sell quickly. Call me today at 201-741-8490 for an appointment.