In 1837, the railroad came over the “The Summit” hill, whose name was later shortened to Summit. During the Revolutionary period and for some time afterwards Summit was called the “Heights over Springfield” and was considered a part of New Providence. The original name of Summit was “Turkey Hill” to mark it apart from “Turkey”, as New Providence was known until 1750. In 1869, Summit separated itself from New Providence and became the “Township of Summit”.
Schools & Library
Education is a priority for Summit, and it shows in recent school rankings, with Summit High School ranked 10th in New Jersey and 89th in the entire country by Niche.com in 2017. Summit has also been ranked as high as 6th in New Jersey recently in various rankings, and Summit has consistently moved up in the rankings in the past decade! With tons of pre-schools, 5 elementary schools, and even 2 prestigious private schools, there are many different opportunities in Summit to get a top notch education!
Summit offers a range of arts, environment, recreation and cultural programs, facilities, and events to engage and educate the community.
Restaurants & Dining
Downtown Summit is a bustling area that is constantly growing with great new options. The Summit House is new restaurant that is gorgeous and offers great contemporary fare in a cool, sophisticated setting. Roots Steakhouse & Huntley Tavern are two staples of the fine dining scene in Summit. Fin Raw Bar and Kitchen is a relatively new addition that’s incredible as well. Piattino is a new Italian restaurant that is sleek and looks great. And Summit is not only new restaurants, there are many iconic staples of the town that have been thriving for decades! The Summit Diner is iconic. As is The Office Tavern Grill. Fiorino, La Pastaria, Winberie’s have all been serving great food for decades! Summit has a great mix of new hot spots and old faithfuls!
And one of the best things about all of these restaurants and the downtown in particular, is that you can walk everywhere!
Summit boasts numerous train and bus links to Newark and Manhattan, Routes 24 and 78 and the Garden State Parkway and Newark-Liberty International Airport. With a 34 minute express train to Penn Station, a 15-20 minute drive to Newark Airport and the ability to find parking near the train station, Summit makes it very easy to travel!
Summit Real Estate
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