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Families and city-based buyers looking for a retreat can make the most of the grand mansions and multi-acre lots.


Welcome to Summit

Perfect blend of urban vibe and suburban setting

The commuter town of Summit offers a rarely found combination of suburban life—estate living, tucked-away neighborhoods, and access to a bustling, historic downtown. Add an easy Midtown Manhattan commute—45 minutes by car, 50 minutes via train—and you have one of the region's most sought-after New York-Newark suburbs.

Homes in Summit are impressive; large estates rule the day. While you can find almost any style to suit your tastes, Tudors and Colonials are immensely popular. Up-and-coming professionals will appreciate the low-maintenance lifestyle afforded by the area's handful of townhome communities. Families and city-based buyers looking for a retreat can make the most of the grand mansions and multi-acre lots.

What to Love

  • Easy commute, well-regarded schools, and plenty of park space.

  • Diverse selection of homes with lots of living space and room to roam.

  • Exceptional downtown area, including an abundance of shops and restaurants and the Summit Village Green.

People & Lifestyle

As with many Union and Essex County townships, residents flock to Summit for the large, comfortable homes, outdoor spaces, and top-performing schools. Consider that, of Summit's roughly 8,000 households, 40% have children under 18 (the national average is closer to 25%).

With the added benefit of its popular downtown and one of New Jersey's highest living standards, it's an attractive combination that also draws young professionals who want a city vibe in a suburban setting.

Dining, Shopping & Entertainment

Summit's phenomenal downtown, developed along Springfield Avenue, is arguably one of the city's most endearing features. Immensely walkable with tall trees shading the sidewalks, the area takes on a decidedly Old World feel. It serves as the hub for Summit's vibrant dining and shopping scene.

Two of downtown’s most popular shops include the Great House Bonny Neiman furniture store, which sells vintage and antique wares alongside newer pieces. Serena & Lily is a trendy, upscale homeware and design store ready to help you decorate your Summit home.

After a day of shopping, grab a bite to eat at the outstanding American Summit House Restaurant and Bar or the trendy burger and pancake joint The Committed Pig. Venture further east along Springfield Avenue, and you'll encounter the buzzy digs and upscale comfort food of Huntley Taverne.

Things to Do

In addition to its beautiful downtown, Summit boasts an array of parks and recreational spaces. A large swath of the Watchung Reservation sits at the town's southern border, linking into the Union County Open Space and Recreation Park.

A bit further east, and you can enjoy an afternoon at Hidden Valley Park or the adjacent Summit Family Aquatic Center. Those who fancy themselves as green thumbs will appreciate the 13.5-acre Reeves-Reed Arboretum.

For the sporting kind, there's no better place than Soldiers Memorial Field. It features two softball fields and a baseball diamond, eight tennis courts, two basketball courts, three soccer fields, and a playground.


Summit is home to a number of excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:

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