Once home to the weekend retreats of wealthy New Yorkers, Summit is now the year-round home of many renowned NJ residents. Beautiful estates line the streets, attracting residents who appreciate fine culture, shopping and an easy commute to NYC. Top-notch public schools and prestigious private schools top off the many reasons that many of my clients insist on making Summit their home.
Located 20 miles west of NYC, Summit is one of the easiest towns to commute from into Manhattan.
- At the Summit train station, commuters can get on the Midtown Direct Line, which goes right into NY Penn Station.
- They can also take the Gladstone Line to Manhattan, with an optional transfer at Hoboken, where they can board the PATH train, Light Rail or scenic Hoboken Ferry to the NY Financial District.
- Summit is located off I-78, close to the New Jersey Turnpike and the Garden State Parkway.
- Summit is a 20- minute drive to Newark Liberty Airport.
- Summit’s five elementary schools, one middle school, and high school are regarded as some of the best in the state.
- The public schools offer a lottery-based preschool for both general and special education students.
- Free afterschool programs open to children in grades 6-12 run all year, with expanded programs over the summer.
- The Summit Area Community School, a non-profit organization, offers a variety of classes for both children and adults.
- The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, devoted exclusively to contemporary art, features museum-quality exhibitions by local and internationally famous artists, as well as its own art school.
- Reeves-Reed Arboretum, 12.5 acres of formal gardens and woodlands, and listed on the National and State Registers of Historic Places. This is a must-see, especially in the summer, with its vast drifts of daffodils in bloom.
- Local parks and playgrounds include sports fields, tracks, tennis courts, basketball courts and an awarding winning Summit Community Pool with a sand volleyball court.
- Summit Municipal Golf Course was the first municipal built golf course in New Jersey. It stretches 13 acres across a former private estate.