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Summit NJ Real Estate Homes, Townhomes and Condos for Sale

Summit is a vibrant small city in Union County, New Jersey just 25 miles west of Manhattan. 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 its spacious housing, top 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.

Downtown Summit hosts a variety of upscale shops, fine dining options, and conveniences, and there are many parks, golf clubs, and recreation facilities around the area.

Unincorporated communities, localities and place names located partially or completely within the city include Brantwood Park and Tall Oaks.

Arts and Culture

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.

Public Schools

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).

Private Schools

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), Hudson Way 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.

Public Transportation

Highways used for commuting include Routes 22, 24, 78 and the Garden State Parkway. Bus services to New York City are available along Route 22 and in downtown Summit. The Summit train station has the Mid-Town Direct train, which connects to Penn Station. 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.

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