Summit Homes for Sale
The city of Summit has much to offer its residents including lovely tree-lined streets, beautiful architecture, top schools, and a bustling town center filled with trendy boutiques, specialty shops, restaurants, and more. In the nineteenth century, wealthy New Yorkers flocked to this picturesque community and built large homes as getaways from city life.
Due to its close proximity to New York City, it’s a perfect location for homeowners who prefer life in suburbia. Summit residents can take a direct train line to Penn Station and arrive in only 40 minutes. Summit is also convenient to major highways including Routes 78 and 24, the NJ Turnpike, and Garden State Parkway.
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Living in Summit NJ
The Summit community is a quaint small town with plenty of recreation, parks, arts, and culture. Youth sports are big in Summit, with everything from soccer, football, lacrosse, baseball, basketball, and swimming. Reeves-Reed Arboretum, Summit Playhouse, Stony Hill Players Theater, and the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey provide residents and visitors alike great places to frequent for entertainment.
Summit borders Short Hills, New Providence, Springfield, and Chatham Township. It's nestled at the intersection of Interstate 75 and Highway 24 between the Watchung Reservation and the Mall at Short Hills.
The New York Times touted Summit New Jersey as a place to grow into and stay. With so many folks moving out of the big city, Summit has become a popular location, not just over the last couple of decades but specifically within the last year or two. This small-town feel with about 21,000 residents was originally incorporated as Summit Township by an act of the New Jersey legislature back in 1869. Summit was reincorporated as its own city in 1899 and is located on a ridge in northern and central New Jersey within the beautiful Raritan Valley and Rahway Valley regions in the New York Metro area.
Summit is home to multiple landmarks and historic buildings and the Summit Downtown Historic District itself is on the US Department of National Register of Historic Places. Buildings such as the Grand Summit Hotel, the Kent Place School, the Summit Diner, the public library, and Twin Maples are just a few of the poignant landmarks and historical buildings within Summit.
Summit NJ Schools
Summit boasts several high-achieving schools. Five elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school are managed by the Summit Board of Education. There are also several private schools including Kent Place School, Oak Knoll School, and Oratory Preparatory School.
The schools in Summit receive excellent reviews and ratings by parents and students alike. They received top marks for academics, student to teacher ratio, availability of clubs and activities, diversity, college preparation, and health and safety.
"Summit High School is a tight knit community. Everyone knows each other because we all went to school together since 1st grade! All students are pretty friendly to each other, both in and out of school on the weekends, so bullying, at least in my day, was never really a thing. Most people made an effort to include others, except a few rude people. I wish the school was more diverse, that would have better prepared me for college and life!" - Niche.com
Homes for Sale in Summit NJ
Summit has some of the more expensive homes in the state of New York. The median home price is approximately $1.1 million in real estate taxes vary depending on the size of the home and lot size. The average property tax bill for the city's Summit is about $18,000.
Summit offers several suburban communities and has adopted a policy of zoning ordinances requiring a single-family house on a large lot in order to maintain consistency and continuity within the communities and neighborhoods. You'll find condominiums and townhouses starting at about $350,000 with luxury estates and Victorian colonial homes along tree-lined streets between $950,000 and $2 million. You're not likely to find homeowner association fees, however, most neighborhoods do have rules or regulations on consistency with home designs and landscaping.
You'll find homes in Summit dating back to the early 1900s up to modern designs today, however, most homes date back to about the 1930s to 1960s. Lush landscaping, mature trees, tutor and Victorian-style homes are abundant in Summit New Jersey.
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