A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  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
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$809,400
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,532
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    29%
  • Own
    71%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    32
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    0
    41
  • Robbery
    5
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    77
    525
  • Theft
    649
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    41
    263

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$129,583
National
$53,889
Children
23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    37%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    34%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    13%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    11%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%
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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.
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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.
Born and raised in Summit, have since left for college. Used to be annoyed with it because it is snobbish and full of some pretentious people, but through high school I grew to love it. I miss many parts of it now, like downtown Summit, high school, and generally knowing people and the area. Very conveniently located as it's near other towns and malls, there are a couple train stations nearby that you can take to the city (only 1 hour). Parking downtown is a hassle, and there is not too much diversity (more than other surrounding towns for sure though), and it's still snobbish but i've grown to love it.