For Residents of Vizcaya Winter Weather is No Inconvenience

Indoor Pool at Vizcaya

Residents of Upscale Gated Community Enjoy Enhanced Amenities and Service During Blizzard

When residents move into Vizcaya, one of New Jersey’s top gated communities, they enjoy the fabulous amenities and exceptional service right away, but it takes a little winter weather to underscore just how nice it is to live in a community where everything is taken care of for you.

During the December blizzard that blanketed West Orange with more than 30 inches of snow, residents spent the day inside, relaxing. Between the indoor pool, the gym, game room and card rooms, the residents had plenty of indoor activities to keep them occupied.

Outside, Vizcaya staff members plowed internal roads and cleared walkways. Residents didn’t have to worry about digging out their cars either, thanks to Vizcaya’s ample indoor and valet parking.

The level of service remained outstanding during the storm, according to Concierge Supervisor Frank Gramo. The concierge desk remained in full-service, as it does 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If some staff members couldn’t make it in, others worked a double shift.

“It took an incredible team effort, but the level of service to our residents remained high during the blizzard,” Gramo said.
Mr. Gramo oversees a concierge staff that handles front desk duties, such as signing in guests and accepting deliveries and also handles special requests for residents. His staff can handle residents’ dry cleaning, have their cars washed and take care of many other chores for them.

“Our goal is to provide the residents of Vizcaya with the best of everything, and that includes service,” said Lisa Macchi, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Millennium Homes, the Livingston, N.J.-based developer of Vizcaya. “Our staff members are truly dedicated to providing exceptional service and many residents have told me how nice it is to live in a community where everything is taken care of for you, especially in the winter.”

The concierge service is especially useful to residents who go to Florida or Arizona for the winter, as they can contact Mr. Gramo to make general maintenance arrangements or to ask a concierge to check on something in their home. There is no need for them to worry about whether their home is being cared for while they are out of town.

“Many of our homebuyers at Vizcaya are friends of residents. They originally came here as guests and were so impressed with the facilities, the service and the resort-like lifestyle that they decided to move in,” Ms. Macchi said. “Vizcaya is also very appealing to buyers who love to travel, because they don’t have to worry about who is watching their home while they’re away. That is all taken care of for them. How can you enjoy your vacation if you have to worry about who is looking after your home?”

Located in beautiful West Orange, Vizcaya offers residents one of New Jersey’s most desired zip codes. Restaurants, local shops, boutiques and entertainment are all at Vizcaya’s doorstep. The acclaimed Paper Mill Playhouse and the Short Hills Mall are both just a short drive away. Recreational opportunities abound with municipal and county parks, private and public golf courses, a zoo and preserved acreage found throughout the picturesque 12 mile town.

Manhattan is only a short 30-minute car ride away, while New Jersey Transit rail stations are nearby in Millburn and South Orange.

Homeowners at Vizcaya enjoy a wide range of complementary services, including gated security, valet service and 24-hour concierge service. Residents also have access to a spa, saunas, steam rooms, massage rooms, a yoga/aerobics room, tennis court and heated indoor and outdoor pools. Lush gardens and picturesque walking paths surround the property, providing residents with passive recreation opportunities.

Homebuyers have three unique home designs to choose from: flats, townhomes and villas. The flats are single-level residences located in the community’s main building. They range from 2,501 to 2,662 square feet of living space and feature three bedrooms and three baths. The townhomes are spacious single-family residences with four bedrooms, 3.5 baths and 2,895 square feet of living space. The villas are ultra-luxurious two-story living spaces that offer three bedrooms, three baths and gorgeous 24-foot high ceilings across 3,237 square feet of living space.

For additional information, please call (973) 325-6712 or visit Vizcaya’s website at The Sales Center is open daily by appointment from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., six days a week (closed on Thursday).

To Visit Vizcaya
Take GSP North/South to Exit 145. Follow signs to Rte. 280 W. Take Rte. 280 W to Exit 6A (Laurel Ave. S). Follow exit around onto Laurel Ave. After 1/4 mi bear left onto Shrewsbury Dr. Follow Shrewsbury Dr. 2.5 mi to 2nd traffic light (Northfield Ave.). Make left onto Northfield Ave. and proceed to 2nd traffic light (Vizcaya/JCC). Make Left onto Vizcaya Blvd. and follow up hill to Sales Pavilion on left.

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