Summit Playhouse
Summit Playhouse
Summit Streets
Summit Streets
Summit Shopping
Summit Shopping
Summit NJ
Summit NJ
Summit City Hall
Summit City Hall
Summit Train Station
Summit Train Station
Summit Diner
Summit Diner
The Grand Summit Hotel
The Grand Summit Hotel
Overlook Hospital
Overlook Hospital
Summit Opera House | Winnberries
Summit Opera House | Winnberries
Summit Playhouse
Summit Playhouse
Summit Post Office
Summit Post Office
Summit Public Library
Summit Public Library
Summit YMCA
Summit YMCA

Town Facts

Population
21,103
Land Size
6.05 sq. mi.
County
Union County, NJ
Median Home Value
$ 956,098
Median
Household Income
$ 113,460
Cost of Living Index
145.8

Summit, New Jersey

SUMMIT, NEW JERSEY: Incorporated in 1899, the Town of Summit is one of the most widely-known and most highly considered communities in Union County, NJ. It sits poised over 400 ft. above sea level in the least densely populated potion of the county. Summit is home to people of many social, economic and ethnic backgrounds who have found in Summit a stimulating, heterogeneous, suburban environment. Travel to New York City makes Summit highly desirable. Two train lines funnel into Summit: Midtown Direct moving directly into Penn Station located in midtown Manhattan and New Jersey Transit’s original line which carries passengers into Hoboken where PATH trains connect to lower Manhattan and Wall Street. Newark International Airport is a 15-minute car ride away. New Jersey with its thriving business climate has a well-educated workforce and easy access to a wealth of recreation. Summit, running along the expansive Watchung Reservation, has an abundance of resources and is rich with history and culture. Summit residents and neighbors from the surrounding communities enjoy the Summit Playhouse, the Summit Symphony and the Summit arts center now known as the New Jersey Center for the Visual Arts. Summit public schools are known for their excellence with small class sizes and only two students per computer. Summit has eleven historic districts with many of its finest architectural buildings and homes dating back to the turn of the century. As evidenced by its thriving downtown, Summit’s shopping district hosts an assortment of unique owner-operated businesses. Summit is an excellent town to which to relocate or visit.