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.


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.


Browse Properties

Unique opportunity to own an estate on a quiet cut-de-sac in the heart of Summit. This Victorian offers wrap-around mahogany porch, graceful scalloped shingles, gabled and hipped roof, picture perfect bay widows and decorative details. 3 levels of livings space with plenty of expansion possibilities, if desired. High ceilings, 5 fireplaces, pocket doors and oversized windows are just some of the specula details. Enviable location (0.7mi) to town, train, schools and hospital with sidewalks and streetlights. Pick-up for NYC bus is just 1 block away. Special property (0.8ac) with paved sports court and park-like grounds with mature trees. With immaculate interior spaces, sought-after setting and prime location, this is a place you can easily call home. $1,650,000 Active

3 WHITESELL CT Summit City, New Jersey

5 Beds 3.1 Baths 3,280 SqFt 0.800 Acres

Completely renovated inside and out with an updated layout on both floors for today's buyer! Everything is new. Stunning kitchen with large island opens to your spacious family room. Five bedrooms and 3 full baths upstairs. Master suite with luxurious bathroom and oversized walk-in closet. New roof, Andersen windows, 2nd floor laundry, all new kitchen and bathrooms, new 2 zone HVAC, beautifully refinished hardwood floors throughout both levels. Walkout in-law suite in basement with 4th full bath, summer kitchen, den with fireplace, and private entrance. Relax on your back patio and enjoy your private view of dedicated woodlands from this premier spot in one of Summit's most desirable neighborhoods! Customization/upgrades considered. $1,625,000 Active

92 ROTARY DR Summit City, New Jersey

5 Beds 4.1 Baths 3,232 SqFt 0.370 Acres

Location, Location - Spacious, updated 5 Bedroom, 3 1/2 bath brick Center Hall Colonial located in a quiet neighborhood blocks from town, schools & train. Huge Family Rm with access to patio & professionally landscaped yard. Special features include a tastefully renovated white custom cabinet eat-in Kitchen with center island, 3 renovated bathrooms on the 2nd fl, Family Room next to Kitchen, three fireplaces, wine cellar, convenient back staircase, a large mudroom area & attached garage. Recent improvements include a whole house generator, new roof and new boiler. Spacious rooms with great flow for entertaining & everyday living. Zoned for highly rated Lincoln-Hubbard Elementary. $1,599,000 Active

13 SHERMAN AVE Summit City, New Jersey

5 Beds 3.1 Baths 3,189 SqFt 0.260 Acres


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