Summit

If you’re looking for the ideal suburb with a great atmosphere, Summit is the place for you.

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Town Information For Summit NJ 07902

If you’re looking for the ideal suburb with a great atmosphere, Summit is the place for you. The city stretches over 6.046 square miles with a population of 21,988. In 1869, Summit was originally established as a township from portions of New Providence Township, now known as Berkeley Heights, and Springfield Township. The township was then reincorporated as a city in 1899.

Real Estate in Summit mainly offers higher-end single-family homes with a median selling price around $1.3 million. Summit also offers some townhomes and condominiums. The beauty of this city has even attracted some notable residents like actress Meryl Streep, NFL player Miles Austin and former governor of New Jersey Jon Corzine.

School System

Summit offers children a number of great schools to attend. Jefferson and Wilson Primary School teach pre-K and kindergarten students. First through fifth-grade students attend Brayton, Jefferson, Lincoln- Hubbard, Franklin, or Washington schools. All sixth through eighth graders in Summit go to Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School. Lastly, Summit High School caters to ninth through twelfth graders. If you would like to attend college near home, Summit is a great place to be with Union County College, Farleigh Dickinson University, Seton Hall University, and Kean University all within a ten-mile radius.

Economy

The economy in Summit offers jobs locally but if you happen to be commuting to Manhattan for work, Summit is a great place to live because it is only a 45-minute drive away. The Summit Train Station takes riders from Summit to New York City Penn Station within 35-50 minutes. Also, the Lakeland Bus line takes Summit passengers to Port Authority in Manhattan. If you’re traveling further, Newark International Airport is only 15 short minutes away.

Living in Summit

Living in Summit means, you get to experience the weather of all four seasons. In the summer, residents can head to the beach at the Jersey shore, which is less than an hour away. In their free time, Summit residents have a number of things to do right in their own town. Downtown Summit has a variety of services and restaurants to choose from. MONDO is a unique attraction in Summit, where visitors can shop, dine and embrace their creative side. It offers restaurants, retail shops, entertainment, and fitness and wellness programs. The 94-year-old brick building is dedicated to the arts of all types. Speaking of arts, Summit has its own playhouse, home to the Playhouse Association that puts on three plays a year. The playhouse association was originally created in 1918 as a World War 1 relief organization. Another historical building in Summit is the Carter house, originally built in 1741, home to The Summit Historical Society, who provide tours of the colonial-style home.

Move to Summit and enjoy the history, art, retail and so much more in this beautiful city located in Union County.

Overview for Summit, NJ

22,598 people live in Summit, where the median age is 39.7 and the average individual income is $93,807. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

22,598

Total Population

39.7 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$93,807

Average individual Income

Around Summit, NJ

There's plenty to do around Summit, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

85
Very Walkable
Walking Score
48
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score
43
Some Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Delicious Delivered Desserts, UNTUCKit, and Digital Press Videogames.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining · $$ 4.62 miles 19 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 1.77 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 2.47 miles 15 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.65 miles 12 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.85 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.94 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Summit, NJ

Summit has 7,853 households, with an average household size of 2.85. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Summit do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 22,598 people call Summit home. The population density is 3,770.08 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

22,598

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

39.7

Median Age

48.14 / 51.86%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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25-64 Years

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65-74 Years

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Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
7,853

Total Households

2.85

Average Household Size

$93,807

Average individual Income

Households with Children

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Commute Time

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Schools in Summit, NJ

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The following schools are within or nearby Summit. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Primary Center at Wilson
PUBLIC
PreK - K
No rating available
Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
Franklin Elementary School
PUBLIC
1st - 5th
5/5
Jefferson Elementary School
PUBLIC
1st - 5th
4/5
Oratory Preparatory School
PRIVATE
7th - 12th
No rating available
Kent Place School
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
Washington Elementary School
PUBLIC
1st - 5th
5/5
Cpc Weekday Nursery School & Kindergarten
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Cornerstone School Of Summit
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Primary Center at Jefferson
PUBLIC
PreK - K
No rating available
Brayton Elementary School
PUBLIC
1st - 5th
5/5
Lincoln-Hubbard Elementary School
PUBLIC
1st - 5th
5/5
St Teresa Early Childhood Center
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
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