Summit is a unique community. Small town charm and bustling city conveniences combine to offer an ideal place to live, work and play.
WORK – Reduce the stress of daily city commuting
Summit is ideally situated just 20 miles west of Manhattan and 12 miles from Newark Liberty International Airport. There are 21,000 residents, 3,000 businesses and over 17,000 daily inbound workers. Train, bus and air travel makes Summit an accessible and desirable center for business.
The downtown has a mixture of small owner proprietor shops, and major corporate store operators (Starbucks, TREK, blue mercury, West Elm Furniture, Serena & Lily, Duxiana, Bar Method, Exhale and Kidville). Personable service is a hallmark of Summit merchants.
Summit is the home of major firms including – Celgene, McKinsey &Co. , Boston Consulting Group, J.P.Morgan as well as numerous hedge funds and entrepreneurial startups.
Retail and business clients have an interesting and wide choice of restaurant cuisine.
Visiting dignitaries have plentiful accommodations including the Grand Summit Hotel, a four star Short Hills Hilton across from the upscale Short Hills Mall, two locally owned boutique bed and breakfasts, as well as other hostelries in nearby towns.
Walk the town and check out the amazing variety of business.
LIVE – Take advantage of an All-In-One community
Summit is a diverse community with a wide variety of housing choices.
The five public elementary schools, middle school and high school are excellent with superior rankings.
Also located in Summit are three distinguished private schools: Kent Place School (Est. 1894) Oratory Preparatory School (Est. 1907) and Oak Knoll School (Est. 1924).
Multiple options for child care are available in Summit and along the major access ways to Summit.
YMCA and The Connection for Women and Families (formerly YWCA) offers a full schedule of classes for all ages including access to three pools.
Health and well-being can be practiced at a dozen fitness and gym offerings within the city and beyond including Equinox and a wide selection of yoga and wellness practitioners.
Overlook Hospital, two Medical Arts Buildings and the Summit Medical Group provide outstanding state of the art medical care.
PLAY – Enjoy a wondrous array of organizations and activities
Reeves Reed Arboretum is a beautiful 13 acre landscaped visiting center for horticultural study, children’s classes and outdoor enjoyment.
Visual Arts Center of NJ is a gathering place for artists in all media and offers courses year round in the creative arts. The Center also has revolving notable art exhibitions.
Dreamcatcher Repertory Theater (Equity professional, est 1995) and Summit Playhouse (community-based est. 1918) offers year round theater programs.
The Summit Symphony Orchestra presents free concerts several times a year.
A nine-hole municipal golf course, public tennis and paddle courts available.
Designed by the landscape firm of Fredrick Law Olmstead in the 1930’s, Briant Park offers a meandering trail for the quiet walker’s contemplation, dotted with work out-stations for the active fitness devotee.