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Family’s Moving Venture Ends With Mahwah ‘Vacation Home’

Nancy Smith and her family pose in front of their home at Rio Vista Estates in Mahwah.
Nancy Smith and her family pose in front of their home at Rio Vista Estates in Mahwah. Photo Credit: Special Properties Real Estate Services

MAHWAH, N.J. – Nancy Smith and her family searched for a new home for two years before settling in Mahwah.

Their long search ended quickly once they visited a house in Rio Vista Estates in the township.

“When we were looking at the area, my kids said to me, ‘Is this a vacation home?’” Smith recalled.

Now, about a year and a half after closing on their home, Smith said: “It is just a really fun place to be living your life.”

Smith, who lived in Suffern before moving to Mahwah, said there is a park, ski area and basketball courts around the corner, and a pool and hiking trails for her family to enjoy.

“It was very quick for us to just kind of fall into place here,” she said.

Smith lives in a five bedroom, five-and-a-half bathroom home with her husband, father and three children.

Rio Vista Estates is situated on more than 450 acres of park-like land and features 305 custom-built private homes, 62 detached town homes and 92 condominiums, according to Special Properties Real Estate Services, which has experience selling homes in the community.

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