Mahwah, also known as “Bergen County’s Parkland,” is a 26.7 square mile suburban community located in northern New Jersey on the border of New York. Just 30 minutes from New York City by car and an hour by train, directly into Penn Station from the Mahwah station, it is a perfect location for NYC commuters or those who like to frequent the amenities that the city has to offer. In contrast to NYC, Mahwah sits by the scenic Ramapo Mountains, and the Ramapo River. Additionally, it the home to over 5,000 acres of county and state parks. These natural amenities allow for multiple outdoor activities in Mahwah from hiking to skiing.
The town of Mahwah, NJ has held on to its small-town atmosphere over time while still attracting corporate partners to locate within the town. These corporations include Stryker, Seiko and UPS which provide several jobs to the local area. Also finding its home in Mahwah is Ramapo College which ranks as one of the top public schools in the region. There are multiple housing options in Mahwah, including townhomes, cape cods, historic homes and multiple luxury residences in the multi-million dollar category that are truly remarkable.
Luxury Real Estate in Mahwah
“Bergen County’s Parkland” offers many options for luxury real estate buyers as it is an attractive location for executives who want a convenient commute to nearby New York City, as well as easy access to other parts of the state via rail. It has been a luxury retreat for many years dating back to the second half of the 19th century when prominent business men from New York City were looking for country retreats. Currently, there are many luxury offerings for those seeking truly unique and exclusive homes that Special Properties can guide you through.
The Rio Vista Neighborhood
Perfectly positioned in the Ramapo Valley, Rio Vista is the premier neighborhood in Mahwah. Not only does it have stunning views of the Ramapo Mountains, but also of the Ramapo River. Built around the Crocker Mansion estate, the homes in the community are truly breathtaking and unique with no two alike. When the Crocker Mansion was completed in 1907 it was one of the finest Jacobean houses in the United States and was modeled after Bramshill House in Hampshire, England. Not only was the house notable, but the gardens were expansive and contained a large fountain that has since been restored and serves as the focal point of the private community of Rio Vista.
The estate changed hands many times throughout its life before becoming the premier community of Mahwah that it is today. It was last used as a seminary for nearby Seton Hall. In 1984, the property was obtained by a group of investors who built it into a private community. The seminary buildings were repurposed into a group of condominiums, the club house, and administrative offices. The original Crocker Mansion became a private residence once again and was restored and updated for modern times.
Within the community there are 305 private custom built single family residences all situated on 1 to 2 acre home sites. In addition to the luxurious homes, there are several amenities available including four tennis courts, basketball courts, a unique recreation center, spa and pool facilities.
Homes/Cottages/Chateaus for Sale in Mahwah
For a larger mix of home types, the secluded community of Deerhaven is desirable due to its rural setting in the Ramapo Mountains and its great sunset and sunrise views. The community allows for a quiet location to get away from it all while still being close to major commuting routes. Properties typically are over 2 acres, and there is an association that helps to maintain the private roads that make up the community. In addition to the Deerhaven community, there are also large estates throughout the mountain range and along the river that take advantage of the natural beauty Mahwah offers.
At Special Properties we understand that owning a home is a luxury no matter the size and that is why we approach every client as they are purchasing a luxury item. We treat them with great care and respect throughout the process whether they are buying a home, cottage or chateau. The passion we have for real estate is not only infectious throughout our company but also for our clients. You will find that choosing Special Properties for your real estate needs will be an unforgettable journey ending in results you will be sure to appreciate.
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