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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$822,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,706
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    28%
  • Own
    72%

Summit Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    14
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    0
    41
  • Robbery
    23
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    82
    500
  • Theft
    693
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    45
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$136,491
National
$55,322
Children
23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    36%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    35%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    11%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    12%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%
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Summit Reviews

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Love living here. Taxes aren't too bad for NJ. Schools are great and people are nice. Houses are beautiful and people really take care of their yards, etc. There are some decent restaurants. Getting to the city isn't bad. The sports programs are top notch and people are very competitive. It's been difficult making friends, but the quality of life here is fairly strong.
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Summit is great! I highly recommend it because the academics at Summit high School are great. Also, the downtown is very nice and active. Also, the sports teams have great success, especially the lacrosses in Summit.
I have lived my whole life in Summit. The education system is wonderful, and there is barely any crime or incidents that happen in this town, therefore I would say that it is a family friendly town. The nightlife is alright, although stores and restaurants close early during the weekdays. The cost of living is expensive because of the education system as well as the safety. The commute is wonderful especially because there is a bus system and trains running every hour.