Summit NJ Real Estate Homes, Townhomes and Condos for Sale
Summit is a city in Union County, New Jersey. It is about 20 miles west of Manhattan. According to Bloomberg, Summit ranked as the 72nd richest town in America in 2018, with an average household income of $220,971. One report was that Manhattan’s financial elite prefers living in Summit because of big houses, good schools and NJ Transit’s rail link to Manhattan’s financial district. Others suggested that the city has long been popular with traders, investment bankers, and money managers, with nearly 20% of Summit’s residents working in finance and real estate.
Springfield Avenue is the town’s main street. Unincorporated communities, localities and place names located partially or completely within the city include Brantwood Park and Tall Oaks. It is bordered to the northeast by Millburn in Essex County, to the northwest by Chatham and Chatham Township, both in Morris County, to the west by New Providence, to the southwest by Berkeley Heights, to the south by Mountainside and to the southeast by Springfield Township.
Downtown Summit has a variety of boutique stores and restaurants of different cuisines.
Arts and Culture
The Summit Opera House was originally built in the 1890s by the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union as a dry entertainment hall and local W.C.T.U. meeting place. It currently houses Winberie’s restaurant on the ground floor, and a church, office space, and apartments on the upper floors. It is located at Springfield Avenue and Kent Place Boulevard in downtown Summit. The Summit Playhouse features live dramatic performances. The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey on Elm Street diagonally across from the Summit Middle School is a professionally recognized regional art center with an art school and an exhibition program.
Students in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade are educated by the Summit Public Schools. Schools in the district are Jefferson Primary Cente (grades PreK-K), Wilson Primary Center (PreK-K), Brayton School (1-5), Franklin School (1-5), Jefferson School (1-5), Lincoln-Hubbard School (1-5), Washington School (1-5), Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School (6-8) and Summit High School (9-12).
Kent Place School (NS-12), founded in 1894. Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child (K-6 coed; 7-12 for girls), Oratory Preparatory School (7-12), St. Teresa of Avila School (K-8), HudsonWay Immersion School (NS-5), Mandarin Chinese and Spanish immersion program.
Real Estate and Housing
Summit residential real estate is expensive as it is a very desirable place to live due to it’s location and access via public transportation to New York City. Summit provides many housing choices for the buyer and renter. It hosts a number of antique homes and unique properties, Townhouses, Condos, Colonials, Victorians, and Contemporary Homes.
NJ Transit’s Morristown Line and Gladstone Branch merge at Summit station, providing frequent passenger service to Hoboken Terminal or New York’s Penn Station. The train ride from Summit to New York is about 50 minutes (local) or 35 minutes (express). NJ Transit offers bus service to and from Newark on the 70 route with local Wheels service on the 986 route. Lakeland Bus Lines (Route 78) provides service to and from Manhattan during peak commuting hours.
Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark / Elizabeth is approximately 15 minutes away via Interstate 78.
- Lake Mohawk 50
- Crystal Springs 39
- Ironbound 37
- Highland Lakes 30
- Deerfield 29
- Bernardsville Mountain 21
- Smoke Rise 19
- In Town 19
- Society Hill 17
- Oak Ridge 17
- The Heritage 17
- North Edison 16
- Lake Hopatcong 16
- River Trace North Building 16
- Downtown 16
- Green Pond 14
- Washington Valley 14
- Martinsville 14
- Northside 14
- Lake Parsippany 13