Summit is a city in Union County, New Jersey, United States. It is bordered to the northeast by Millburn in Essex County, to the northwest by Chatham and Chatham Township, both in Morris County, to the west by New Providence, to the southwest by Berkeley Heights, to the south by Mountainside and to the southeast by Springfield Township.One report was that Manhattan’s financial elite prefers living in Summit because of big houses, good schools and NJ Transit’s rail link to Manhattan’s financial district. Others suggested that the city has long been popular with traders, investment bankers, and money managers, with nearly 20% of Summit’s residents working in finance and real estate. According to Bloomberg, Summit ranked as the 72nd richest town in America in 2018, with an average household income of $220,971.
The Summit Opera House was originally built in the 1890s by the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union as a dry entertainment hall and local W.C.T.U. meeting place. It currently houses Winberie’s restaurant on the ground floor, and a church, office space, and apartments on the upper floors. In 2019 the city is encouraging artists, including singer-songwriters, to perform at local venues in the downtown area. Horseback riding is available at the Watchung stables, located in the Watchung Reservation since the 1930s. In 2019 the city finished the renovations of the expanded Summit Community Center. The renovated facility includes two gymnasiums, which allows indoor basketball for youth, a senior citizens lounge, a meeting room, administrative offices, a game room, and a small kitchen. There are two parking lots.
Summit has sports programs for youth including basketball, baseball, soccer and football leagues through the Recreation Center. In addition, the YMCA organizes sports clinics and teams including the Summit Swim Team.
Students in pre-Kindergarten through twelfth grade are educated by the Summit Public Schools.