Summit

Stylish refinement in a suburban community that offers it all.

Welcome to Summit

Stylish refinement in a suburban community that offers it all
 
Located in Union County, Summit espouses an unmatched sense of style and refinement. With a population of 21,913, this quaint community is one of the closest New Jersey suburbs to both New York City and Newark. New York City is just 23 miles away, while Newark is a quick 12-mile drive. Whether you’re a commuter or just want to be close to city life, Summit is an ideal choice.
 
Aside from its fantastic location, this town is home to outstanding schools, abundant green space, tranquil neighborhoods, close-by shopping and dining, and plenty of area attractions. No matter who you are—or how you enjoy spending your time—you’ll love living in Summit.
 
Prospective buyers will be thrilled to discover the large selection of opulent and spacious homes. Those seeking to purchase what could easily be deemed a luxurious dream property will find exactly what they are looking for. Currently, the median list price of homes in Summit sits just under $1 million.
 

What to Love

  • Highly-rated schools
  • Grand, stately homes and peaceful neighborhoods
  • Many stunning green spaces to enjoy nature

People & Lifestyle

The overall feel in Summit can most accurately be described as refined, stylish, and suburban. Immaculate lawns and landscaping, stately homes, and quiet residential neighborhoods make the town a serene escape from the busyness of city life. The area is picturesque and ideal for anyone who enjoys the good things in life.
 
Summit is also a wonderful place to relocate for those who want to live close to either New York City or Newark—but who want to take life at a more relaxed pace. You can genuinely have the best of both city life and suburban comforts while living here.
 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Shopping and dining in Summit is a treat. Locals are surrounded by top-tier restaurants and upscale stores that are a delight to frequent.

When planning a day of in-town shopping, you’ll have plenty of places to choose from. Along (and just off of) Springfield Avenue, plan a visit to the Summit Farmers Market, West Elm, lululemon athletica, Hilltop Bicycles, The Collective, Serena & Lily, Willow St., Apricot Lane Boutique, The Shade Store, and Wool & Grace.
 
Top-rated dining abounds throughout all of Summit. Whether you’re planning on grabbing a tasty meal for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, you’ll have no trouble finding something extraordinary to eat. Locals are a fan of places such as The Committed Pig, Bonji Bowls, Barbacoa, Tito’s Burritos & Wings Summit, Natale’s Summit Bakery, and Roots Steakhouse.
 

Things to Do

Year-round, there is an almost never-ending list of options of things to see and do around Summit. From exclusive clubs to beautiful green spaces, residents don’t have to travel far to have a good time.
 
Looking to join an exceptional country club upon relocating to the area? At the Beacon Hill Club, you have the opportunity to enjoy abundant views and luxurious interior design, racquet sports, aquatics, and even ice sports. You can also explore the many wonderful amenities at the Canoe Brook Country Club.
 
Around (and just outside of) town, be sure to check out other area highlights. Top places to visit include the Reeves-Reed Arboretum, Hidden Valley Park, Union County Open Space & Recreation Park, the Summit Historical Society, The Gravity Vault, Edison Recreation Center, and Summit Line Park.
 

Schools

Summit is home to several excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:
 

Overview for Summit, NJ

22,598 people live in Summit, where the median age is 39.7 and the average individual income is $93,807. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

22,598

Total Population

39.7 years

Median Age

High

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

$93,807

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.

85
Very Walkable
Walking Score
48
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score
43
Some Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including JoSan-Lu Karate Do, Moo Duk Kwan HQ, and Health in Motion.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Active 4.76 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.16 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.82 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.87 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.08 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.79 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Summit, NJ

Summit has 7,853 households, with an average household size of 2.85. 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. 22,598 people call Summit home. The population density is 3,770.08 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

22,598

Total Population

High

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

39.7

Median Age

48.14 / 51.86%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
7,853

Total Households

2.85

Average Household Size

$93,807

Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Blue vs White Collar Workers

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White Collar:

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

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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