Welcome to Summit

An upscale, scenic suburb with gorgeous homes and easy access to NYC
Summit, N.J., is a beautiful historic town located just outside New York City. The town was founded in 1869 and is known for its beautiful architecture and upscale atmosphere. It currently has a population of just over 21,000 people. 
You will find a variety of different types of architecture in Summit, including Victorian, Colonial, and Georgian-style homes. The city has long been popular with traders, investment bankers, and money managers — about 20% of Summit’s residents work in finance and real estate and enjoy an easy commute to Manhattan via NJ Transit.. Summit is also home to an interesting variety of restaurants, shops, and boutiques. The town has a thriving real estate market and is home to various types of homes, from luxury condominiums to single-family homes. If you are looking for a place to call home, Summit is the perfect place for you.
Summit is a beautiful and thriving community that offers its residents the best of both worlds,  the peace and quiet of a small town and the convenience and excitement of a big city. Just a short train ride from New York City, Summit is the perfect place to call home for those who want to enjoy all the city has to offer without having to live in the hustle and bustle. The Summit community comprises a varied group of people, from young families just starting out to empty-nesters looking for a slower pace. You will feel at home in Summit regardless of your lifestyle. 

What to Love

  • Excellent school system
  • Walkable neighborhoods
  • Great shopping 
  • Bustling center of town
  • Many outdoor recreation opportunities

Local Lifestyle

The culture in Summit is one of its most defining features. The community comes together to celebrate the arts, support local businesses, and enjoy all the town offers. From farmers markets and street fairs to concerts and festivals, there is always something going on in Summit. It’s home to a melting pot of restaurants, shops, and boutiques. Residents take pride in their town and work together to make it the best it can be. 
Consistently one of the best towns in New Jersey, Summit is a wonderful option if you are looking for a family-friendly area with access to New York City. The town is located 20 miles west of NYC, and public transportation options include NJ Transit (train, bus, and ferry service) and Lakeland Bus Lines. You also can drive nearby highways like I-78, the New Jersey Turnpike, and the Garden State Parkway. Finally, the Newark Liberty International Airport is just 15 minutes away via I-78.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Summit is a great town for food. Peppercorn Diner and Summit Diner are local favorites known for classic American comfort food. Fans of upscale Italian dining will appreciate La Foccacia and Fiorino Ristorante and Bar. When you're looking for a great dining experience, Roots Steakhouse is a perfect choice. This elegant steakhouse offers a wide selection of prime cuts, as well as an impressive wine list. Of course, Summit House is an institution in the community for fabulous eating and drinking.
When it comes to entertaining bars, Summit has a few popular mainstays. If you're looking for a casual spot to enjoy a meal or a drink with friends, Winberie's Restaurant and Bar is the perfect place. The menu features American classics with a twist, and the bar has an extensive list of craft beers and wines. Huntley Tavern is another popular spot with an extensive wine list. 
If you're looking for shops, Serena and Lily is a great option for stylish home furnishings and accessories. The store also offers design services to help you create the perfect space. Willow Street Boutique is the perfect place to shop for luxury fashion and accessories.. Blue Mercury (cosmetics), West Elm (chic home retailer), and Virburnum Designs (florist) round out this introduction to shopping in Summit; explore it and you’re guaranteed to find more you like.

Things to Do

Summit is a beautiful town with a lot to offer. The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey provides classes through their Studio School and hosts exhibitions to showcase the work of local artists. 
The Summit Family Aquatic Center is perfect for a day of relaxation, and the Summit Municipal Golf Course, the first municipal golf course built in New Jersey, is perfect for a game on the green. 
Nature lovers flock to the 12.5-acre Reeves-Reed Arboretum. Its formal gardens and woodland area are sure to please. Summit is a town with something for everyone.
The Summit Recreation Center holds youth sports programs in basketball, baseball, soccer, and football, plus a swim team. Beginning at age eight, children can try out for Summit Soccer Club, a traveling nonprofit soccer team with seasons in fall and spring.


Summit Public Schools serves Summit residents. The district operates five elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school, in addition to a lottery-based preschool for general and special needs children. Students may attend:
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