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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
Summit is a suburb of New York City with a population of 21,921. Summit is in Union County and is one of the best places to live in New Jersey. Living in Summit offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Summit there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families live in Summit and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Summit are highly rated.
About Summit...
Population
21,921

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$879,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,816
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    29%
  • Own
    71%
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Summit Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    0
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    22.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    40.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    542.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    63.3
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    15%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    9%
  • 35-44 years
    16%
  • 45-54 years
    18%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    37%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    34%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    11%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    13%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in Summit

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$146,755
National
$55,322
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Summit Reviews

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It is a charming and lovely little town that has an incredible school system. The people are always friendly and willing to give a helping hand. In our downtown, we have many restaurants and a couple of fine dining establishments. Along with that, we have a train station and its only 45 minutes from Penn station, great for working in the cities. Our parks are wonderfully clean and safe, the houses are beautiful that surround the parks. We have a YMCA that is in the downtown area it has many classes going on and amazing gym amenities. We have a beautiful public pool with two big slides, one diving board, a kidding pool, a snack bar, a playground, a basketball court, and a huge pool. When you visit or live in Summit NJ you will never find yourself bored and or with nothing to do.
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Growing up in an affluent city like Summit allowed me, a student of the public elementary school, middle school, and current high school students to take advantage of the multitude of opportunities that students have been provided with. Additionally, Summit is a big supporter of local stores, creating the cozy-small town feel that makes everyone feel welcome
I moved to Summit NJ two years ago and I have to say that these two impressed me a lot when it comes to the community. It's a town like the movies, where everyone helps and comes together. My experience in school was amazing, transferring my last year I thought i would not make friends but everyone was super friendly and welcoming. The education for teens is one of their top one. The city in general is very clean and organize, I would recommend people who are able to afford and looking for a nice town; Summit would be the first option.