A relaxed, scenic community with a bustling downtown scene.

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.


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About Summit, NJ

A relaxed, scenic community with a bustling downtown scene

Located on the outskirts of New York City is Summit, a sophisticated city with a low-key feel. With a well-connected transportation and infrastructure system, residents here have easy access to the Big Apple, Newark, and other major hubs within the area. Summit itself is well-known for its bustling downtown business district, which is a major draw to the area for homebuyers who want an upbeat city feel without the overwhelming energy and noise. Boasting scenic surroundings with tons of rolling hills and leafy trees, Summit provides both a serene environment as well as a lively town center.

What to Love 

  • Tranquil, laid-back communities that are perfect for those looking to relax
  • Neighborhoods with a charming and luxe feel
  • Magnificent homes with picturesque surroundings

Local Lifestyle 

Locals here live a sophisticated and convenient lifestyle. Summit features luxe communities that are extremely walkable, so residents can often be found exploring the manicured neighborhoods or strolling through busier public areas. With tons of green space, this is also a great community for getting active with family or friends. 
Summit is extremely diverse, and this is reflected in its popular downtown area. With tons of different restaurants and shops boasting unique offerings, it is the perfect area for locals looking to try or learn something new.

Dining, Entertainment, and Shopping 

Summit and the areas around it have several incredible restaurants, delis, cafes, and bars for residents to try! Towne Deli is one long-standing local favorite to visit. This deli has been providing residents with incredible meals for over 60 years. Specializing in mouthwatering sandwiches, Towne Deli has every item guests could ever want. With classic subs, sloppy joes, unique wraps, savory cheesesteaks, and more, this is an ideal lunch spot that has something for everyone. Towne Deli also offers catering options, allowing locals to bring their fantastic meals home for dinner guests or visitors to enjoy as well! 
Another wonderful local spot is Summit Diner. This retro diner serves savory meals in a welcoming and lively atmosphere. As one of the most iconic and oldest diners in the state, this is a favorite among members of the local community. With delicious entrees and an authentic, original dining area, this is the perfect go-to spot for a warm meal with friends or family. 
There are tons of shopping opportunities within the Summit area. Summit’s downtown business district, in particular, offers tons of shops for residents to explore. Featuring furniture and accessory boutiques, cool music shops, exquisite jewelers, and everything in between, this business district is the ideal stretch to browse with friends. Make sure you stop by any of the cute cafes or restaurants lining this area as well to make a day out of your time here!

Things to Do

There are tons to do within the Summit area! The local Reeves Reve Arboretum is one unique spot to visit in your free time. This nonprofit arboretum features stunning horticulture, tons of historical signage, and memorable exhibits. This is the perfect spot to wander around on a warm spring day with friends! Other fun activities within the Summit area include visiting the local farmers market, exploring and participating in local events, and strolling through the picturesque neighborhoods with family.


Summit has a nationally ranked public school system, allowing local parents to feel confident that their kids will receive an outstanding education. With five elementary schools, a middle school, and a high school, Summit’s public schools are phenomenal and allow students to grow academically and personally in an encouraging environment. This school system is a major draw to the area, especially for families and students looking to get an incredible foundation early on. The area also features a wide variety of private schools for parents and students to consider as well.

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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.


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48.14 / 51.86%

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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.
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Primary Center at Wilson
PreK - K
No rating available
Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School
6th - 8th
Franklin Elementary School
1st - 5th
Jefferson Elementary School
1st - 5th
Oratory Preparatory School
7th - 12th
No rating available
Kent Place School
PreK - 12th
No rating available
9th - 12th
Washington Elementary School
1st - 5th
Cpc Weekday Nursery School & Kindergarten
PreK - K
No rating available
Cornerstone School Of Summit
PreK - K
No rating available
Primary Center at Jefferson
PreK - K
No rating available
Brayton Elementary School
1st - 5th
Lincoln-Hubbard Elementary School
1st - 5th
St Teresa Early Childhood Center
PreK - K
No rating available

Around Summit, NJ

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

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Digital Press Videogames, AllStar MMA, and 908 Athletics - Westfield.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Shopping 2.47 miles 15 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.4 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.63 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.65 miles 12 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.95 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.5 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars

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