SUMMIT, NEW JERSEY
Among the most affluent cities in the United States, Summit, New Jersey, is a diamond of Union County. Its charming town center, storybook neighborhoods, outstanding schools, and NJ Transit midtown direct train service to Hoboken and Penn Station make it especially appealing to people who want sophisticated suburban living with easy access to Manhattan.
ACTIVITIES AROUND THE CORNER
Downtown Summit is teeming with positive energy and amenities, including a movie theater, restaurants, cafés, coffee shops, delis, pizzerias, pharmacies, and boutiques. In addition, upscale shopping at Short Hills Mall is less than 3 miles away.
April through November, Summit residents also can enjoy a seasonal Farmer’s Market <LINK>, featuring fresh, locally grown produce, meats, fish, and other goods. Summit’s Reeves Reed Arboretum <https://www.reeves-reedarboretum.org>is a refuge for visitors of all ages who delight in gardens, birds, and woodland trails; and the city hosts a car show, family fun night, and other events throughout the year. Summit also has beautiful parks, playgrounds, and fields that are home to a variety of youth sports and recreation.
For people who enjoy exercising, Summit has a large and beautifully updated YMCA that is focused on healthy living, youth development, and social responsibility.
Known as a diverse, vibrant city with home-town charm,
Summit has consistently earned a spot
in NJ Monthly’s top 20 places to live in the state.
TOP-RATED PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Nine schools, grades pre-K through 12, comprise the Summit school district. On a 2019 US News and World ReportScorecard, Summit High School earned a 97.14 percent overall score. In a recent survey, Summit public schools were ranked number 4 among 243 best school districts for athletes in New Jersey, and number 4 of 243 best school districts in New Jersey. Its Franklin Elementary School is ranked number 9 in the state.
TOP-RATED PRIVATE AND PAROCHIAL SCHOOLS
In addition to its outstanding public schools, Summit is convenient to highly ranked private schools, including American Boys Preparatory Academy, Kent Place School, Mount Saint Mary Academy, Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child, Oratory Preparatory School, and Seton Hall Preparatory School.
The median income in Summit is approximately $132,500, and the median home value is approximately $850,000, according to recent Census statistics. There are approximately 22,000 residents in Summit.