The vibrant and charming city of Summit has long been an attractive haven for those seeking a quality suburban setting while maintaining easy access to the amenities of New York City. Nestled in the beautiful rolling hills of the Watchung Mountains, Summit first attracted wealthy city dwellers to its restful inns and resorts. Eventually, these vacationers became permanent residents and began to develop the rich cultural and civic life that is evident throughout the city today. This pleasant, diverse, and family-friendly community is home to a thriving business district that boasts an array of boutique and specialty shops, as well as fabulous restaurants, many offering al fresco dining during the warm summer months.
The excellent educational system is consistently ranked among the best in the state, both for academics and extracurricular activities. Recreational and cultural amenities can be found in the Summit Symphony, Summit Playhouse, Reeves Reed Arboretum, the New Jersey Center for Visual Arts, and a host of other activities sponsored by the Summit Boards of Recreation and Education, in conjunction with non-profit organizations in the area. Summit also enjoys unbeatable, direct rail service to Midtown NYC, Downtown NYC, Hoboken with ferry service to the World Financial Center in lower Manhattan and is a convenient 15 minutes from Newark Liberty International Airport.