A bustling city rich with activities, entertainment possibilities, and endless opportunities.

Welcome to Summit

A small, vibrant city nestled in the suburbs of New Jersey
Tucked along the Raritan Valley region of the New York metropolitan area, Summit, New Jersey offers six square miles of beautiful scenery, several distinctive, unincorporated communities, and a bustling downtown district vibrant with activity, culture, and unique culinary experiences. Just 20 miles from Manhattan, Summit is the gem of New Jersey; a hidden, small-town paradise perfect for those seeking a respite from the crowded Manhattan streets.
Summit is also home to many corporate residences with headquarters in the city and features an accessible transportation system into New York City, making living and commuting in this neighborhood stress-free and simple. With over 22,000 residents, Summit is a bustling city rich with activities, entertainment possibilities, and endless opportunities to experience an exciting and happy lifestyle.

What to Love

  • The walkable downtown area with quick access to the train station via New Jersey Transit
  • Strong sense of community; frequent community-oriented events throughout the year
  • “Small Town USA” in all of the best ways!

Local Lifestyle

Residents of Summit enjoy quality, small-town living and modern amenities within walking distance. The downtown area is overflowing with unique shopping and dining experiences, and the neighborhoods offer eclectic mixes of a variety of residences. Enjoy large, single-family homes on expansive properties along the outskirts of downtown or explore the modern, luxury apartments and condos closer to the city. Summit appeals to all walks of life and all interests — if you’re looking for a perfect blend of small-town living with ample things to do, Summit is the ideal destination for you!

Dining, Entertainment, and Shopping

Inspired by old-world Italian fare, Fiorino's is the local’s favorite destination for fine dining in the city. Enjoy Tuscan-inspired dishes made fresh daily in a relaxed, yet upscale atmosphere. Perfect for date nights and special events, Fiorino offers nothing but the best quality in every aspect of their culinary business. Top-tier ingredients, imported wines, and hospitality set this restaurant apart from all the rest. Make a reservation to discover why it’s one of the best restaurants in New Jersey!

If you’re looking for a traditional, classic East Coast diner, look no further than Summit Diner, the area’s most beloved dining spot serving up quality meals with exceptional, familial service. Guests are treated like one of the family and the portions are large, piping hot, and affordably priced. Stop by for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

Specializing in a magic blend of homemade concoctions, Magic Fountain Ice Cream Shoppe delivers the creamiest, tastiest ice cream you can find in all of New Jersey. They also offer gelato, Italian ice, slushies, and hot fudge brownies.

For exceptional cuisine, make a reservation at Marco Polo, offering gourmet Italian dishes “just like Grandma used to make.” Their Italian-Continental cuisine is made fresh daily using organic and local ingredients, making Marco Polo Summit’s go-to destination for seasonal meals inspired by the Mediterranean. Don’t forget to try their world-famous rice pudding for dessert!
Paint your own pottery at Color Me Mine on Springfield Avenue. Offering in-person parties or grab-and-go kits, Color Me Mine is a unique, creative activity perfect for the whole family. Drop in for a quick painting session or reserve a private party for a special event — be sure to check their calendar for special weekly events like Ladies Night, PJ Nights, and Toddler Wednesdays.

Things to Do

Founded in 1918 as a World War I relief organization, Summit Playhouse is one of the oldest continuously operating community theaters in the United States. With a repertoire of over 300 shows throughout the last several decades, Summit Playhouse produces three Main Stage shows per year in addition to a youth theater program, which puts on a full-length musical every summer. Consider membership at the local YMCA for access to state-of-the-art athletic facilities, exercise classes, and dozens of youth programs. Summit YMCA has four locations and offers programming for 15,000 people yearly.

A favorite summertime activity in Summit, the Hot Summer Nights Concert Series brings the entire community together for warm evenings on The Village Green for live entertainment, food trucks, and family-friendly activities every Tuesday night. Bring picnic blankets or lawn chairs and listen to relaxing tunes while the sunsets.


Students in Summit are part of the Summit Public School District. A few high-achieving schools in the area include:

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