Summit, NJ

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summit, nJ

Summit, New Jersey, is a charming and affluent city located in Union County, in the northeastern part of the state. Known for its picturesque neighborhoods, excellent schools, and vibrant downtown area, Summit offers a high quality of life to its residents. Summit is also on the midtown direct line to NYC and commuting is breeze for work or pleasure to NYC.

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Location of Summit, NJ

Summit is very well connected to NYC via the NJTransit direct trains going into NY Penn Station. Trains also go to Hoboken where you can connect via the PATH trains or Ferry to NYC. If you prefer to drive, the drive into NYC is about 35-45 mins in moderate traffic. Summit is a great commuter town and just absolutely beautiful in its unique homes, greenery and diverse culture.

Why You'll LOVE it:

Why You may Not:

Reason 1

One Of The Most Beautiful Towns In The Suburbs With Direct Connectivity Into NYC Via NJ Transit Trains

Reason 1

If Commuting By Train Isn’t For You Then Driving Into NYC Is An Option But Traffic Can Be A Pain During Rush Hours

Reason 2

Excellent top rated public school system! Summit Public School is rated the best in Union County

Reason 2

The Prices – You Have To Pay A Little More To Live Here…

Reason 3

Summit downtown area is a vibrant, bustling and charming district filled with boutique shops, gourmet restaurants, cafes, and cultural attractions. It’s a hub for socializing, dining, and shopping. The Summit train station is also right nearby.

Reason 3

If you are looking for an urban hangout stop like Manhattan, this will surely not compare. Its a very family friendly donwtown and does not share the shiny vibe of an urban area.

Reason 4

Summit is surrounded by natural beauty, with numerous parks, walking trails, and recreational areas. The Reeves-Reed Arboretum is a standout attraction for nature lovers.

Reason 4

If City Life Is What Excites You This Could Get Some Getting Used To, But The Space And Sense Of Community Offer A Much Needed Balance.

Reason 5

The Winding Streets And Mature Trees Add To The Pride Of Ownership That Is Evident Here. The Home Are Gorgeous! The Streets, Gardens And Homes Are Well Maintained.

Reason 5

Maintaining Pride Of Ownership Can Be A Lot Of Work.  If You Are Not The Most Handy Person, You May Have To Consider Hiring Lawn/Garden/Pool Care To Keep Your Property Maintained.

Home Styles In Summit, NJ

There are many beautiful areas with overlapping boundaries here but majority of them are split by the 5 elementary school districts, these sections are Brayton, Franklin, Jefferson, Lincoln Hubbard and Washington.

Summit, NJ has a mix of architectural homes from gorgeous old tudors to contemporary colonials and even some beautiful victorian homes.  There are many areas of Summit that offer townhome communities also.



Colonials are fairly a common home style in Summit, NJ. They are generally 2 story homes and vary in size and style.  4 and 5 bedroom homes are common, with the latter often having additional family room space off of the kitchen on the main floor.



Tudors are bursting with old world charm! These gorgeous looking homes are definitely old but many a times the interiors are fully renovated so you can get the best of both worlds. 



Victorian architecture is a distinctive and ornate style. What makes it ornate are the following characteristics, steeply pitched roofs, towers and turrets, bay windows, wrap around porches, multiple stories and in many case colorful painted schemes. They are absolutely beautiful to look at.


Summit public schools are top rated in Union County and also in the state of NJ.

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