Summit

Summit is an elegant and vibrant town located in Union County.

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Summit is an elegant and vibrant town located in Union County, offering residents a perfect blend of suburban tranquility and convenient access to New York City. Situated just over 20 miles from Manhattan, Summit provides an ideal location for those seeking a peaceful and family-friendly community within easy reach of urban amenities. Summit borders Short Hills, Chatham, New Providence, and Springfield. Downtown Summit is a destination for many visitors and includes a train station, boutique shops, and many restaurants. 
 
Summit is known for its exceptional school systems, rated an A+ on Niche, making it a highly sought-after destination for families. Summit has two kindergarten centers, Jefferson Primary Center and Wilson Primary Center, and five elementary schools for grades 1-5: Brayton School, Franklin School, Jefferson School, and Lincoln-Hubbard School. Children in grades 6-8 go to Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School and grades 9-12 go to Summit High School. More school information can be found on niche.com. These schools prioritize academic excellence and provide a wide range of extracurricular activities to meet the diverse needs and interests of students. Top-rated private schools in Summit include Kent Place, Oak Knoll, and Oratory Prep
 
Commuting into New York City from Summit is convenient and efficient. The town benefits from its close proximity to major highways and multiple transportation options. The NJ Transit station provides direct Midtown Direct train services to New York Penn Station, as well as Hoboken, which last just about 30 minutes, making the daily commute seamless for commuters. Additionally, Boxcar Bus Services are available for those who prefer a dropoff on the East Side. Downtown Summit has parking garages and lots for short- and long-term parking. Thousands of people shop at the Sunday Farmers’ Market from April to December from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
 
The utility companies serving Summit ensure reliable access to essential services such as electricity, gas, and water. Providers like Public Service Electric & Gas (PSE&G) and local water utilities ensure the efficient delivery of utilities to homes and businesses.
 
Summit boasts several well-maintained parks and green spaces, providing residents with opportunities for outdoor activities and relaxation. These parks include Briant Park, Edison Recreation Center, Memorial Park, Summit Park Line, and Martin’s Brook Park. For swimming and aquatic activities, Summit offers the Summit Family Aquatic Center, a state-of-the-art community pool facility with multiple pools, water slides, and recreational amenities. The Summit Village Green is the hub for outdoor movies and concerts, holiday celebrations, and various social events for dog adoptions, Memorial Day parade, and Easter egg hunts. Tennis enthusiasts can take advantage of the numerous public tennis courts available such as the Soldier Memorial Field, providing opportunities for friendly matches and tennis lessons.
 
There is a Par 3, nine-hole golf course, the Summit Muni, open to all residents. In addition, several private golf clubs are nearby, including Canoe Brook Country Club and Baltusrol Golf Club. In addition, Beacon Hill Club offers pool, tennis, and ice skating to private members. 
 
Summit is home to a variety of organizations and community groups that contribute to its vibrant social fabric. These organizations focus on diverse interests, including community service, arts and culture, sports, and social activities. They provide residents with opportunities to get involved, make connections, and contribute to the community.
 
The town boasts a vibrant arts scene, with theaters and performance venues offering a variety of shows and events. The Summit Playhouse, Vivid Stage at the Oakes Theater, and the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey host performances, art exhibitions, and educational programs throughout the year. The nearby Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn is a renowned regional theater that presents Broadway-quality productions.
 
Summit has the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, which displays art exhibits and hosts jazz concerts. The Reeves-Reed Arboretum, a picturesque 13.5-acre estate, features beautiful gardens and nature trails for residents to enjoy and also hosts classes and events. Summit’s Historical Society features the Carter House, the oldest building in town, which is now a museum with archives. Overlook Hospital is one of the top-rated hospitals in the area and the historical Grand Summit Hotel is frequently occupied for hotel guests and diners. The DeBary Inn is another convenient hotel for visitors, located just steps from downtown Summit. The Mall at Short Hills, containing many luxury stores and restaurants is also nearby. For more info and daily updates visit our Facebook page.

Overview for Summit, NJ

23,552 people live in Summit, where the median age is 40.4 and the average individual income is $88,061. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

23,552

Total Population

40.4 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$88,061

Average individual Income

Around Summit, NJ

There's plenty to do around Summit, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Very Walkable
Walking Score
49
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score
43
Some Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Alonso's Cafe, Su Meza Cafe, and Prima Tuxedo.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 4.74 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.78 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 4.03 miles 13 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 4.42 miles 14 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 2.47 miles 14 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.74 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Summit, NJ

Summit has 8,409 households, with an average household size of 2.77. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Summit do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 23,552 people call Summit home. The population density is 3,687.53 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

23,552

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

40.4

Median Age

47.97 / 52.03%

Men vs Women

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8,409

Total Households

2.77

Average Household Size

$88,061

Average individual Income

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Schools in Summit, NJ

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The following schools are within or nearby Summit. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Primary Center at Wilson
PUBLIC
PreK - K
No rating available
Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
Franklin Elementary School
PUBLIC
1st - 5th
5/5
Jefferson Elementary School
PUBLIC
1st - 5th
4/5
Oratory Preparatory School
PRIVATE
7th - 12th
No rating available
Kent Place School
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
Washington Elementary School
PUBLIC
1st - 5th
5/5
Cpc Weekday Nursery School & Kindergarten
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Cornerstone School Of Summit
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Primary Center at Jefferson
PUBLIC
PreK - K
No rating available
Brayton Elementary School
PUBLIC
1st - 5th
5/5
Lincoln-Hubbard Elementary School
PUBLIC
1st - 5th
5/5
St Teresa Early Childhood Center
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available

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