Summit, NJ

Summit, NJ, combines small-town charm with sophistication. Its vibrant downtown offers boutique shopping and diverse dining. The community values civic engagement, cultural events, and a balanced lifestyle.

Discover the community

Boutique and shops in a small quaint town



Settled in the 18th century, Summit, NJ, originally known as Turkey Hill, grew with the completion of the Morris and Essex Railroad in the 19th century. Incorporated in 1899, it became a suburban hub. Summit's history intertwines with affluent residential development, leading to its present-day charm. The community played a role in various social movements, and its rich heritage is reflected in its preserved architecture and landmarks, such as the Reeves-Reed Arboretum and historic homes, contributing to Summit's unique historical tapestry.

Shopping district on Greenwich Avenue in downtown Greenwich, Connecticut

Activities and Attractions

  • Reeves-Reed Arboretum: Enjoy the beauty of nature in this peaceful arboretum with gardens, walking trails, and educational programs.

  • The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey: Explore contemporary art exhibitions and participate in art classes and workshops.

  • Summit Downtown: Wander through the downtown area, filled with boutique shops, diverse restaurants, and a vibrant atmosphere.

  • Summit Playhouse: Attend theatrical performances and community productions at this historic playhouse.

  • Canoe Brook Country Club: Play golf or enjoy other recreational activities in this private country club.

  • The Summit Free Public Library: Engage in literary activities, attend events, and access a variety of resources in this community library.

  • Butler Tract Park: Relax in this scenic park with walking trails, playgrounds, and open spaces.

  • Hilltop City Music Festival: Experience live music and performances at this annual community event.

  • Tatlock Park: Unwind and enjoy outdoor activities in this neighborhood park with sports fields and playgrounds.

  • The Carter House: Explore this historic home, which now houses the Summit Historical Society and showcases the town's heritage.

  • Baltusrol Golf Club: Visit this renowned golf club, known for its challenging courses and hosting major golf tournaments.

Aerial view of urban park in Denver, Colorado.


Summit, NJ, exudes a vibrant and welcoming vibe that seamlessly blends small-town charm with a touch of sophistication. The downtown area boasts a lively atmosphere, with tree-lined streets, boutique shops, and diverse restaurants creating a bustling yet relaxed ambiance. The community embraces a strong sense of civic engagement, evident in cultural events, local theaters, and community gatherings. With well-kept parks, historic landmarks, and a range of recreational activities, Summit maintains a balance between modern amenities and a close-knit community feel, making it a desirable and dynamic place to live or visit.
Clock Tower view in Algonquin Town of Illinois

Summit Schools

Primary Center at Wilson

Public • Grades PK-K 
154 students • 13 student/teacher

Jefferson Primary Center

Public • Grades PK-K
134 students • 16 student/teacher

Brayton Elementary School

Public • Grades 1-5 
316 students • 11 student/teacher

Franklin Elementary School

Public • Grades 1-5 
329 students • 13 student/teacher

Jefferson Elementary School

Public • Grades 1-5
204 students • 11 student/teacher

Lincoln-Hubbard Elementary School

Public • Grades 1-5 
326 students • 11 student/teacher

Washington Elementary School

Public • Grades 1-5 
335 students • 12 student/teacher

LC Johnson Middle School

Public • Grades 6-8
942 students • 11 student/teacher

Summit High School

Public • Grades 9-12 
1,152 students • 13 student/teacher

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Utilities/ Service Providers








Verizon Fios





(Public) NJ American Water



City of Summit

(908) 273-6404


Summit Public Works