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Welcome to “the girl next door” town of Summit located in Union County, New Jersey just under 25 miles west of New York City. Summit is home to more than 21,000 residents, a well rounded town economically and diverse community. The downtown is bustling with over 200 boutique shops, fine dining, services and recreational entertainment. The center of town is charming and walkable, with a village green across the tracks from its busy train station.
Its robust downtown is lined with shops, a multiplex and a growing variety of restaurants, Springfield Avenue is the main commercial street. Roots Steakhouse on Springfield Avenue is popular, as is the Broadway Diner on River Road. The retro Summit Diner near the train station is a local institution. Natale’s, on Broad Street, is a classic small-town bakery whose signature item is the “Philly Fluff” poundcake.
Filled with activities and clubs for all ages, Summit is a town to grow up and grow old in. Summit continues to be a public educational and athletic powerhouse warmly welcoming new young families.
Summit has a diverse community with various enchanting home styles to suit any architectural taste. Lot sizes range from .2-1+ acres. The perfect storm comes together in this suburban town with its home character, educational standards, quick commute, vivacious community and expansive downtown.
Summit is a six-square-mile Union County city on the Second Watchung Mountain (hence its name) about 25 miles west of Manhattan. Interstate 78, with an exit for Summit, runs near the southern boundary of the municipality. State Route 24 forms the eastern boundary, with the Mall at Short Hills on the other side of the highway. Newark airport is about 10 miles, or 15 minutes, to the east, and New York is a 45-minute drive on a good day. The city’s neighbors include Millburn, Chatham and New Providence.
The Summit train station, in the center of the city at 40 Union Place, has New Jersey Transit service to New York’s Penn Station, with most direct trains scheduled to take around 40 minutes. There is also service to Hoboken.
Parks and Recreation
Summit Community Center, Family Aquatic Center, Mabie Playground, Wilson Park, & Watchung Reservation
Fiorino’s, Huntley Tavern, Summit House, Root’s Steakhouse, & Winberies
Commute to NYC:
The quick commute is one of the strongest draws for new residents, brokers say, most of whom are young families relocating from New York City, Jersey City or Hoboken, or adults who grew up in Glen Ridge and returned there to raise their children. There are more than a dozen active community organizations, including the Women’s Club, which sponsors cultural events and fundraisers, and the Kiwanis Club.
The borough is situated around 20 miles from Manhattan, and the Garden State Parkway and Interstate 280 are nearby. NJ Transit trains travel to Penn Station in half an hour. Service to Hoboken is also available.
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