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The Summit region was purchased from Native Americans in 1664 and incorporated as Summit Township in 1869.

Summit has a bustling downtown including local and national retailers and restaurants along Springfield Avenue.

Summit is a transportation hub for Union, Essex and Morris counties. The New Jersey Transit station, located in town, is modern and accessible. The Midtown Direct train reaches Summit in 35 to 50 minutes from Penn Station then branches off to the Gladstone line or continues through Morris County to Dover. Commuter parking permits are available. Another commuter option is to take a train into Hoboken, and connect to the PATH train to lower Manhattan and Jersey City.

NJ Transit also provides buses to the Livingston Mall and Short Hills Hilton (across from The Mall at Short Hills) and to Newark Penn Station. Route 78 runs east to west from the Holland Tunnel and splits into Routes 78 and 24 to form a V at the eastern end of Summit. This allows for easy car access to Pennsylvania to the west and New York to the east. The Garden State Parkway, New Jersey Turnpike and Routes 280 and 287 are all easily accessible from Summit’s central location.

Summit is at the northern point of Union County, bordering Chatham in Morris County and Millburn in Essex County.


Jefferson Primary, PreK and kindergarten.

Wilson Primary, PreK and kindergarten.

BraytonFranklinJeffersonLincoln-HubbardWashington, elementary schools, 1st through 5th grades.

Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School, 6th through 8th grades.

Summit High School, 9th through 12th grades.

Private schools:

Oak Knoll, Catholic girl’s school,  7th through 12th grades.
Co-ed grade school on the same campus.

Oratory Preparatory, Catholic boy’s school, 7th through 12th grades.

Kent Place School, Girl’s school, kindergarten through 12th grades.


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