The community of Summit is located in the Watchung Mountain Range and is home is about 22,000 residents.   Summit is an affluent area, and a favorite community among commuters due to its direct train and bus connections which make corporate centers in New York City and New Jersey easily accessible. Families enjoy the large homes and fantastic schools that Summit offers. For early education, The Summit Primary Centers at Wilson and Jefferson, provide Summit’s preschool and kindergarten students early childhood education. There is a lottery for the preschool.

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Summit is also well known for its recreational activities. Memorial Field has an awesome playground and 25 acres of parkland with baseball/softball fields, soccer fields, cinder track, tennis courts, and playground.  Be sure to check out the YMCA ,the Connection for Woman and families. Sports, especially football, soccer and lacrosse, and the arts, primarily in string music and musical theater,  have long been a source of pride for this community. Are you ready to swim with the sharks? The Summit Family Aquatic Center has programs for everyone in the family! Cultural activities in Summit are plentiful and both the New Jersey Center for the Visual Arts and Summit Library offer a host of events to encourage art and exploration to residents.  A bustling downtown Summit offers unique shops, a large movie theater and a large variety of restaurants.

Robin benjamin summit The train station is located right in the center of town with an abundance of Midtown Direct trips being offered to Penn Station and Hoboken.

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Commuting Information

Summit residents can easily commute to New York City & other major destinations. A Residential Bar-code parking permit is required to park in order to commute. The bar-code permit costs $10.00 per permit with a senior discount of $5.00 per permit. Daily parking fee is $4.00 from 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM Monday thru Friday. Machines accept payments starting at 4 AM. For  permit applications, they may be mailed or dropped off at the Summit Permit Center, 71 Summit Ave, Summit, NJ 07901. You’ll be issued a hanging tag to place in your rearview mirror.

Non-Resident Owned Vehicles:

Monthly $110.00 Quarterly $330.00 Annually $1,165.00

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Summit Schools


The Summit district schools consist of five elementary schools for children K-5. Brayton, Franklin, Hubbard, Jefferson and Washington. There is one Middle School and one High School. Summit High School was recently ranked 24th BEST in the state by US News and World Report. Top-High-Schools-2014-by-New-Jersey-Monthly have just been released.  

Summit Board of Education to Implement Full Day, Tuition-Based Kindergarten

Summit, NJ – October 17, 2013 – The Summit Board of Education has passed a resolution to implement a new program of tuition-based Full Day Kindergarten, limited to two classes, to begin in September 2014. The resolution passed with a vote of 5 to 2 during the Board of Education meeting on October 17.

Under this new program, the Board will use existing, available space in the Wilson and Jefferson Primary Centers for two classes of 20 full-day kindergarten students, with space for a third should it be economically feasible. The forty students enrolled in this program will be selected via a lottery system. The tuition for the full-day program will be $5,500 per child, with reduced tuition charged to those who qualify for free or reduced lunch.

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