Summit NJ Real Estate & Homes for Sale
Included below are homes for sale in Summit, NJ, in Union county. These Summit NJ real estate listings are updated daily from the Garden State MLS (GSMLS).
Some of the most classic and historic homes in the local area can be found in Summit, many built in the early 1900’s. These homes are replete with the character and charm buyers desire and the Northside of Summit has some of the most prestigious homes in the local area. "This is truly a dynamic little city," says Joseph Steiner, president of the Suburban Chambers of Commerce. ''People come here because it's a transportation hub into New York, it has an outstanding educational system and it has a downtown that's kind of like where they grew up." It's a three-pronged community, with lots of caring and compassion.
Summit lies in the northwestern half of Union County and has a population of approximately 20,000, encompassing 6 square miles and sitting atop the second range of the Watchung Mountains. During the Revolutionary War, Summit played a pivotal role due to its higher elevation. The railroad spurred the development of a town center, complete with luxury hotels. One of these hotels, the Blackburn House, was built in 1868 on Springfield Avenue and was reconstructed in 1929 as the Summit Suburban Hotel. It was then renovated in 1986 and renamed the Grand Summit Hotel. Today, it caters to executives visiting corporations in Summit and nearby towns.
If you are looking for the PERFECT downtown, then look no further than Summit. With its prestigious homes, friendly neighborhoods, vibrant and large downtown, convenient train to New York City and proximity to all local major highways including Route 24, Route 78, Route 287, the Garden State Parkway and NJ Turnpike, Summit simply cannot be beat. And Newark Liberty International Airport is only 15 minutes away. Read More...
Summit is a favorite for city residents looking for a larger home, more property and good schools but who do not want to give up that urban feel. While many other towns in the area also have downtowns, none are as large as Summit. And while some Summit residents may commute to Manhattan for work, others stay close to home. Alcatel-Lucent, Dunn & Bradstreet, Merck, Summit Medical Group and Overlook Hospital all have a presence in Summit or the surrounding area. Overlook Hospital, part of the Atlantic Health System, is located right in Summit and is a major teaching hospital. Specialty services include the Neuroscience Institute, The Brain Tumor Center of New Jersey, maternity and critical-care services for high-risk newborns, and the first stereotactic radiosurgery program for the treatment of cancer.
Please visit the official Summit website for more information about this beautiful town.
Shopping is a major attraction in Summit. Summit's historic downtown hosts many unique family owned shops just the way many downtowns did in the 1940's and 1950's. Home decorating, fashion, gifts, dining, groceries, florists, you will find it all. And if you can't find what you are looking for in downtown Summit, The Mall at Short Hills in only 5 minutes away. You will find exactly what you are looking for there with its restaurants, boutiques and upscale major retailers including Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdales, Macys, Williams Sonoma, Restoration Hardware, Crate and Barrel, Pottery Barn, Apple Store, Coach, Louis Vuitton and much, much more. If you can't find it in Summit or The Mall at Short Hills, you won't find it anywhere.
In Summit, there are many wonderful lunch and dinner choices. At the high end of the scale is Roots Steak House with a sophisticated décor, fantastic New York style steak house dining and a great wine list. Fiorino Ristorante is known for consistently delicious northern Italian dishes and its unique private wine room. For upscale casual family dining, Marco Polo restaurant has been serving delicious Italian and Continental cuisine for 75 years. A brunch or lunchtime favorite is Food in Summit offering traditional fare with a contemporary flair.
The Summit train station is perhaps the most convenient in the area as the two NJ Transit Midtown Direct train lines (Gladstone and Dover) meet in Summit before heading to NYC. This affords nearly twice as many options compared with other towns as all trains, including express trains, stop in Summit. In fact, an express train from Summit to NYC is often a shorter commute than heading into NYC from Brooklyn or Queens on the subway. In just 38 minutes on a morning or evening express train, one can arrive at Penn Station NYC or Summit, respectively. And while many other towns have waiting lists for train parking, there is always parking available in Summit, whether you opt to pay on a daily or monthly basis.
Summit School System
With all Summit has to offer, nothing is more important to residents and buyers than the Summit school system. Consistently highly ranked by New Jersey Monthly Magazine and other publications, the Summit school system is beyond reproach. There are two Primary Centers, Jefferson and Wilson, for pre-school / kindergarten as well as five Elementary schools: Brayton, Franklin, Jefferson, Lincoln-Hubbard and Washington. All Summit students attend the same Middle School and High School.
Summit NJ Schools
- Jefferson Primary Center, 110 Ashwood Avenue, Summit, NJ 07901 908-918-2160
- Wilson Primary Center, 14 Beekman Terrace, Summit, NJ 07901 908-918-2175
- Brayton Elementary School, 89 Tulip Street, Summit, NJ 07901 908-273-1276
- Franklin Elementary School, 136 Blackburn Road, Summit, NJ 07901 908-277-2613
- Jefferson Elementary School, 110 Ashwood Avenue, Summit, NJ 07901 908-273-3807
- Lincoln-Hubbard Elementary School, 52 Woodland Avenue, Summit, NJ 07901 908-273-1333
- Washington Elementary School, 507 Morris Avenue, Summit, NJ 07901 908-273-0817
- Summit (Lawton C. Johnson) Middle School, 272 Morris Avenue, Summit, NJ 07901 908-273-1190
- Summit High School, 125 Kent Place Blvd, Summit, NJ 07901 908-273-1494
For more information about the Summit school system, please visit the Summit School District website.
Summit Cultural and Recreational Activities
Summit has nearly 500 acres of green space. Memorial Field has a baseball field, two softball diamonds, two soccer fields, two basketball courts, a playground, an outdoor roller skating rink and eight tennis courts spread out over 25 acres. Reeves-Reed Arboretum is a 12-acre city-owned facility that is operated by a private foundation without local tax support which offers extensive child and adult nature education programs and there is an Olympic-size municipal pool. There are various cultural events in Summit including the New Jersey Center for Visual Arts, which has 20th Century art galleries and daily classes.
Summit Services and Utilities
Electricity and gas are provided by Jersey Central Power & Light (FirstEnergy) and Public Service Electric & Gas (PSE&G), respectively. Water is provided by NJ American Water Company. Garbage collection is provided free of charge by the Township and sewage treatment is provided at an additional charge. The Township picks up trash once weekly, and there is an active recycling program. A drop off recycling center is located at 40 New Providence Avenue.
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