Summit is a culturally and economically diverse community in Union County. The city is known for its excellent public schools, its beautiful tree-lined streets, and its community-oriented business district. Summit is a popular commuter city with a direct rail line to New York Penn Station in midtown Manhattan.
The city has a population of about 21,000 and covers a total area of just over six miles. It shares a border with Millburn to the southeast, Chatham and Chatham Township to the northwest, New Providence to the west, Berkeley Heights to the southwest, Mountainside to the south, and Springfield Township to the southeast.
Summit has the feeling of a small city because it is a transportation and commercial hub for several neighboring towns. Summit’s downtown is big and bustling, offering a large mix of shopping and dining choices, a movie theater, post office and offices—a huge selling point for the community. Summit also has a nice mix of housing choices ranging from the very high end, particularly in the “Northside” of town, to more modest homes, and a good number of apartment houses as well. Its neighborhoods are distinct and walkable with a variety of styles from split levels, Tudors and Colonials to Victorian estates. Summit schools are quite well regarded and there are a number of private school options right in town, including Kent Place, Oratory Prep and Oak Knoll. With its proximity to Manhattan and major highways, great train service, schools and amenities Summit is a top choice with the most selective buyers.
Unique to Town
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Numerous annual local events solidify a community feel.