Only Three Homes Remain Available at Legacy of Mountain Lakes in Morris County

Carriage ExteriorsMOUNTAIN LAKES, N.J. – Time is running out for buyers who want to take advantage of one of the only new construction products available in the desirable Morris County borough of Mountain Lakes. Legacy of Mountain Lakes, the upscale townhome community, is down to its final three homes remaining, developer HornRock Properties announced today.

In a local market where new construction homes are difficult to come by, HornRock Properties is preparing to close out an extremely successful sales and marketing program that has attracted buyers who want to live in Mountain Lakes, but who are also looking for modern features such as designer interiors and upscale finishes. The property is 95 percent sold and filled with happy residents who enjoy close proximity to lake beach clubs, golf courses, mountain trails, excellent public schools, and everything else that makes Mountain Lakes special.

“Mountain Lakes’ award-winning schools, scenic locale and commuter-friendly location have made the borough one of northern New Jersey’s long sought-after residential destinations,” says Maurice Hornblass, a HornRock Properties principal. “Introducing a luxury townhome community to the neighborhood has proven to be a hit, and with three homes now remaining, there is still an opportunity for buyers here, but we don’t expect that availability to last much longer.”

The three homes remaining at Legacy of Mountain Lakes represent three distinct floorplans. The “Midvale” is a three-bedroom, 2 ½-bath home design that includes a variety of upscale appointments, including an upgraded kitchen. It provides approximately 2,236 square feet of living space and lives even larger, with a spacious foyer that opens onto a magnificent Great Room and patio, an open-concept second floor with country kitchen, living and dining rooms, and third floor with a luxurious master suite. The home is priced at $635,900. [Read more…]

Grand Opening of New Hillcrest Model To Be Held This Weekend at Legacy of Mountain Lakes

Carriage ExteriorsMOUNTAIN LAKES, N.J. –  HornRock Properties will host the Grand Opening of a new, professionally-decorated Hillcrest model home this weekend (Saturday and Sunday, March 5th and 6th) at Legacy of Mountain Lakes, the upscale collection of townhomes in this prestigious Morris County borough.  The official opening celebration — which will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. — will not only highlight the luxury interior and upscale finishes offered in the popular three-bedroom Hillcrest design, but also the enviable lifestyle available in one of northwestern New Jersey’s most sought-after residential suburbs.

Highlighted as part of the Carriage Series at Legacy of Mountain Lakes, the Hillcrest is one of the few remaining opportunities to purchase at the community.  The Carriage Series homes are priced from $599,900.

Also debuting this weekend will be limited-time homebuyer incentives which create great value at Legacy of Mountain Lakes.  Available until March 31st, the special program provides purchasers up to $25,000 in savings for the Carriage Series homes and up to $35,000 in savings for the Signatures Series homes.

Only nine townhomes remain available at Legacy of Mountain Lakes, which is on the verge of a complete sell-out thanks to its blend of spacious and luxury housing designs, complete lifestyle and desirable location.  Justin and Anna Zhang are just one of the many families who have discovered all these attributes that make Legacy of Mountain Lakes a special community.

The couple were living in a two-bedroom apartment in Randolph last year when they decided it was time to purchase a new residence. They liked living in Morris County, so they began searching in nearby communities. About ten miles away, they fell in love with Mountain Lakes, a classic American lake town with upscale suburban tranquility.

While the Zhangs immediately fell in love with the town, they found it wasn’t compatible with their preference for new construction residences. Most of the housing supply in Mountain Lakes is elegant and charming, but several decades old. Fortunately, the Zhangs discovered Legacy of Mountain Lakes. They bought a spacious Hillcrest townhouse, moved to the community in December and they are loving every minute of it.

“This was the newest construction available in Mountain Lakes, and it is an inviting boutique community with great architectural design,” Mr. Zhang said. “We really liked it. I am especially fond of the low-maintenance lifestyle. It saves a lot of time and energy not to have to shovel snow, rake leaves or cut the grass.”  The Hillcrest” floorplan is one of four designs available at Legacy of Mountain Lakes, and one of two in the community’s Carriage Series. The home includes two full baths, two half-baths and a two-car garage. It was designed to take advantage of every square inch of its 2,162 square feet of living space.

The Hillcrest home opens on the recreation level, where a spacious recreation room is flanked by the home’s porch and an inviting patio. The Zhangs particularly enjoy the intelligently-designed living level, which features a large, well-appointed great room and dining area that is coupled with a country kitchen with a large center island, all arranged in a manner that maximizes living space and offers all of the advantages of an open floor plan.

“We were looking for a home with lots of storage and an open-concept living room,” Mr. Zhang said. “The Hillcrest floorplan was perfect for us.”

The Zhangs’ home also includes an impressive bedroom level with a master suite that is complete with a walk-in closet and master bath with granite countertops, dual sinks and Kohler fixtures. Two other well-appointed bedrooms are also located on the bedroom level.

The Zhangs have enjoyed the lifestyle their new home offers them. Mr. Zhang works for a pharmaceutical company in the area and has an easy driving commute to work. Mrs. Zhang takes the train to her office in Manhattan. They like to get outdoors too, and the pleasant vistas and nine scenic lakes in Mountain Lakes gives them plenty of opportunities for outdoor recreation practically in their backyard.

“I like to go for runs on Boulevard, where there is a running and biking path alongside the road, and I work out at the YMCA on Fanny Road, which is within walking distance,” Mr. Zhang said. “Everything I want to do is close by, so it is an excellent location.”

Legacy of Mountain Lakes offers two distinct housing collections. In addition to the Hillcrest, the Carriage Series collection includes the “Midvale” design, with three bedrooms, two full baths, two half baths and a private garage. Homes in the Carriage Series range from 2,162 to 2,236 square-feet of finished living space and are priced from $599,900. Both Carriage Series homes feature expansive living spaces, exquisite finishes and a modern, “open concept” layout.

Legacy also offers its “Signature Series”, which includes an elegant “Briarcliff” model townhome which is now available for sale. Both the Briarcliff and the “Fernwood” layout offer buyers a three-bedroom, 2 ½-bath floorplan, all of which back up to premium wooded locations. The homes range in size from 2,829 to 2,853 square feet of luxury living space, but can be upgraded to 4,700+ square feet of living space with a finished lower level and 4th level. They also include an attached two-car garage. Prices for the remaining Signature Series homes start from $839,900.

Mountain Lakes is extremely well-connected with Routes 287, 80, 46, and 202 intersecting just outside of the town’s border, and the Mountain Lakes NJTRANSIT station offers commuters service on the Montclair-Boonton line.

Home buyers at Legacy become part of a community with an award-winning school system, an attractive collection of streets, public parks and homes, and unique attractions, such as a private lake club. Several popular shops and restaurants are nearby. The quaint, sophisticated colonial town center of Morristown offers additional shopping, dining and nightlife options just a 10-minute drive away. The neighboring town of Boonton features a charming Main Street with shops, restaurants, a historic vaudeville theatre, and other attractions. Golf courses are nearby, and the Lakeland Hills YMCA right down the street from Legacy of Mountain Lakes offers a pool, gymnasium, child care, summer camps, fitness facilities and more, all within walking distance.

For more about The Legacy of Mountain Lakes, or to schedule a tour, please contact the sales office at 973-265-0899 or visit

Gladys Knight and The O’Jays live at the Mayo Performing Arts Center on August 28th

GladysKnight_OJaysA double bill of classic 70s soul, featuring Gladys Knight (“Midnight Train To Georgia,” “Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me”) and The O’Jays (“Love Train,” “Back Stabbers,” “I Love Music”).

Date- August 28, 2015 @ 8:00 PM.

Location- Mayo Performing Arts Center

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N.J. home building permits soar to nearly 30-year high

New Jersey homebuilders obtained more permits in June than they had in nearly 30 years, according to new data. In this file photo, a carpenter works on a home in Ocean Grove. (Andrew Mills/The Star-Ledger)

New Jersey homebuilders obtained more permits in June than they had in nearly 30 years, according to new data. In this file photo, a carpenter works on a home in Ocean Grove. (Andrew Mills/The Star-Ledger)

Homebuilders in New Jersey received more permits in June than they had in nearly 30 years, new data shows.

Roughly 4,800 permits were authorized in New Jersey last month, the U.S. Census Bureau reported, an increase of 12 percent from May. Nearly 80 percent of the permits obtained in June were for multifamily projects, the data shows.

Patrick O’Keefe, director of economic research at CohnReznick, said the 4,792 units authorized in June represent the largest number of permits obtained since mid-1988. The 3,776 multifamily units approved in June was the highest level of any month from 1980 forward, he said.

“It was the third consecutive month in which multifamily authorizations reached a historic peak,” O’Keefe said in a memo.

More than 1,000 single-family permits were obtained in June, the Census data shows, a jump of roughly 29 percent over May. June was only the fifth month since the beginning of 2008 that more than 1,000 single-family construction permits were issued, O’Keefe said.

From the beginning of this year through June, more than 16,600 residential construction permits have been authorized, representing a 20 percent increase over the same time period last year.

“This year’s stronger first-half performance is attributable solely to increased multifamily activity,” O’Keefe said, which is up some 37 percent from last year.

Authorizations for single-family units, meanwhile, have fallen by nearly 7 percent compared to the first half of 2014.

10 Design strategies for decorating your new Legacy home using artwork and decor

So you just purchased a state-of-the-art Mountain Lakes Legacy home and you don’t know where to begin your decorating process. First off, furniture is important to bring your luxurious condo together but furniture would be nothing without artwork and decor to spruce up and personalize your space. Art and decor go hand in hand; your art will always look better and have greater impact in the space when the decor supports the art. Here are techniques you can use in your decor to support your art and make it even better to ultimately perfect your brand new Legacy home.

Rob Thomas live at the Mayo Performing Arts Center on August 10th

robthomasRob Thomas– Rob Thomas returns to perform chart-topping hits such as “Lonely No More” and “This is How a Heart Breaks,” and Matchbox Twenty hits like “Push,” “3AM,” “If You’re Gone,” and “Bent.” Featuring Special Guests Plain White T’s (“Hey There Delilah,” “Rhythm of Love””).

Date- August 10, 2015 @ 7:30 p.m.

Location- Mayo Performing Arts Center

Utilize the scenic Tourne County Park to stay in shape this summer

tourne-county-parkWhy go to the gym on a beautiful summer day when you could exercise outside? The Legacy of Mountain Lakes is located just 5 minutes away from Tourne County Park. The park features athletic fields, bike trails, lakes, hiking trails and much more where one could enjoy various outdoor activities with a panoramic view to match . Here’s an easy walking workout that will help you get back in shape with a new outdoor exercise regimen while taking advantage of the natural Mountain Lakes terrain.


You can burn 200 calories in 30 minutes.

Navigating over roots and rocks and along winding or hilly paths can help you melt more fat and improve your agility, balance and coordination.

  • First 5 minutes: Walk along a flat trail at a pace that would make it easy for you to carry on a conversation.
  • Next 7 minutes: Stay on even terrain and pick up your pace so you’re breathing more deeply. (You should be able to talk only in short sentences.) Move at a faster clip for the last 2 minutes of this segment. Your breathing should become more labored, and you should be able to say just a few words at a time.
  • Next 10 minutes: Set out on a hilly trail or rugged path. Slow down to navigate uneven terrain. (If all the trails in your vicinity are flat, alternate between brisk and faster paces for 1 minute each.)
  • Next 5 minutes: Return to even terrain and walk at the same pace you used during the 7-minute segment (you should be able to talk only in short sentences).
  • Last 3 minutes: Continue walking on even terrain at a comfortable pace until your breathing is normal and you can carry on a conversation again.

Trail hiking 101:
Avoid getting blisters and other injuries that could interfere with your workouts.

  • Watch where you walk. Keep an eye on the ground, scanning for loose stones, holes, exposed roots and debris. To avoid slipping and falling, try to step on dull-colored dirt rather than slick, sticky mud.
  • Pamper your feet. To keep feet dry and blister-free, wear socks made of a fabric that draws sweat away from the skin (acrylic, for example, or Coolmax). Besides being uncomfortable, damp socks cause friction, which increases the likelihood of blisters.
  • Get the best boots. Wear lightweight hiking boots or trail shoes for ankle support and more grip when you’re walking on uneven terrain.


Big Apple Circus Coming to Town

bigappleCome one, come all, on a wonderstruck journey to the circus! In this amazing spectacular, witness jugglers flipping fancies with abandon, clowns dishing out laughter, and aerialists and acrobats serving gasps of astonishment with swirling, soaring style! Your unrivaled guide, the peerless Ringmaster, presents acts unimaginable even in your wildest dreams!

MPAC presents a wide range of entertaining programs in many genres: classical, jazz, dance, contemporary, theater, family and comedy. They also offer musical theater and acting classes for children ages 5–18.

Dates-  July 17, 2015 at 7:00 p.m., July 18, 2015 at 3:00& 7:00 p.m.

Location-  Mayo Performing Arts Center

Dancing With The Stars Live June 16-17

DancingwiththeStarsv2“Dancing With the Stars” is taking the ballroom out on the road again for a new tour that will feature dancers from the current season now airing on ABC. Don’t miss the all of the glitz, glamour, dazzle and dynamic dancing you’ve enjoyed on TV’s favorite dance competition live on stage! Featuring All-Stars champion Melissa Rycroft, Valentin Chmerkovskiy, Witney Carson and Sasha Farber, Jenna Johnson and more of your favorite dancers.

Following a sold-out winter tour and the 10th Anniversary Season of ABC’s hit show Dancing with the Stars, Dancing with the Stars: Live! is going back on the road giving fans the opportunity to see their favorite stars dance live in their hometowns, visiting over 40 cities across America. Hosted by Dancing with the Stars All-Stars champion Melissa Rycroft, the ‘Perfect Ten Tour’ is bringing a one-of-a-kind touring production to the Mayo Performing Arts Center on Tuesday, June 16 at 8:00 pm. A second show has now been added on Wednesday, June 17th at 8:00 pm!

MPAC presents a wide range of entertaining programs in many genres: classical, jazz, dance, contemporary, theater, family and comedy. They also offer musical theater and acting classes for children ages 5–18.

Meet Nancy Brower, Sales Director at The Legacy

NancyBrowerNancy Brower
Sales Director

Office: (888) 816-6701

Hours: 11am-5pm Sunday; 10am-5pm Mon; 11am-7pm
Thurs; 10am-5pm Fri; 10am-6pm Sat; Closed Tues and Wed

Meet Nancy Brower, Sales Director at The Legacy. As bright as
she is beautiful, Nancy can deliver the perfect Legacy model
you’re looking for at the best possible price.

Come in and say hello.