Summit NJ Homes For Sale and Real Estate
Welcome to Summit NJ, a beautiful destination offering humming suburban neighborhoods and a vibrant downtown scene. Located in Union County, Summit is home to more than 21,000 residents, representing an economically and culturally diverse community. Known as a major transportation hub 25 miles west of Manhattan, Summit is a quick 30-minute, direct train ride via the Midtown Direct Rail line.
The Summit train station is located downtown, just off Springfield Ave at 40 Union Place offering daily and monthly service to New York’s Penn Station and Hoboken. Conveniently located within walking distance are 6 municipal parking lots easily accessible for commuters. Local travel is appealing to many as Summit is close in proximity to several major highways (24,78 & 287) as well as a quick 15 minute ride east to Newark International Airport. Surrounded by Millburn, Chatham and New Providence, Summit is home to young professionals, families and a flourishing senior community. Read more...
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Enter, Summit real estate. With a variety of options, this town offers spectacular inventory with exquisite estate homes, charismatic family homes and convenient townhomes, condominiums and apartments. Residential lot sizes range from .2 acres – 1+ acres with an average list price of $1,000,010. Predominant architecture ranges from Colonials, Mansions, Tudors style and Cape’s with plenty in between. Historically, residential investments in Summit have been a solid venture, the housing market continues to remain competitive and inventory moves quickly. Residents interested in condos, townhomes and apartments can reside in places such as Summit Square, Constantine Village Associates, Spring Garden Apartments and Locus Gardens.
Summit is governed by Mayor, Nora G. Radest, a 25 year resident and accompanied by several planning Boards & Commissions to preserve the beauty in Summit’s community, residents and environment. Summit has its own Police Department and Fire Department available 24 hours/day 365/year. The Fire Department provides a comprehensive array of services including fire suppression, fire prevention, public fire safety education, rescue, 9-1-1 telecommunications, and emergency medical services at the first responder level.
Known for its award winning and reputable school system, Summit Public Schools top the rankings. Students in Pre-K through 12 th grade are educated throughout; Pre K–K: Jefferson Primary School, Wilson Primary School - Grades 1–5: Brayton School, Franklin School, Jefferson School, Lincoln-Hubbard School and Washington School - Grades 6-8: Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School and Grades 9-12 Summit High School.. Additionally there are several local, Private Schools; Kent Place School (all girls), Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child (K-6 coed; 7-12 girls only), Oratory Preparatory School (7-12) and Bilingual Buds Immersion School for Children (NS-5.)
Downtown Summit is riveting and a destination for many. Located in the heart Summit, its charm and sophistication thrives with over 200 boutiques, restaurants and services. Designated to the National Register of Historic Places, Summit downtown takes pride in its array of architecturally significant buildings that date back to the turn of the 19th century. With a village green across from the railroad tracks, locals enjoy the best of both worlds. Springfield Avenue is the main commercial street with plenty of on-street and off street parking offering native attractions such as The Summit Playhouse, a community theater founded in 1918 and Bow Tie – Beacon Hill Cinema.
Summit offers extensive Recreation and Community Programs for youths, adults and seniors. In addition to its seasonal aquatic center ($375/family for 2015) Summit has a nine-hole, par-3 municipal golf course and youth athletic programs include football, wrestling and karate. The spry city of Summit is waiting for you! With plenty to offer everyone from safe bedroom communities to a lively and coveted downtown area. Bring your family and friends and enjoy this beautiful city! Top of Page