Summit, NJ is the pivot-point of the Morris and Essex train line. Express trains make the commute from Summit to Manhattan, Hoboken or Newark shorter than from towns several stops closer to these cities. Also, as it is located at the junction of the Morristown and Gladstone branches of the line, more trains stop here than any other station except the terminus stops New York Penn Station and the Hoboken terminal. This makes Summit more popular with New York commuters than any other town on the line. Summit has a high concentration of residents working in finance and management. As a result, homes in Summit can be significantly more expensive than other towns along the line.
But Summit is more than just a train stop. The city is also home to a number of employers, including pharmaceutical and financial firms. Close by is the famed Bell Labs. Overlook Hospital attracts a significant presence of medical professionals to the community as well. As a result, Summit has one of the highest per-capita income averages in the state. Summit has large areas with the stately homes one would expect the elite of Wall St to own, some with sweeping views of the Manhattan skyline. Summit, as befits it’s name, sits atop the Watchung Mountains. This also leads to some excellent recreational opportunities. In Summit is Briant Park, part of the Union County park system. Summit also has a community pool and municipal golf course. Adjacent to Summit is the Watchung Reservation, with it’s zoo, hiking trails and deserted 19th century village. Also nearby are South Mountain Reservation and the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge. In neighboring Springfield is Baltusrol Golf Club, where 7 U.S. Open tournaments have been hosted, along with the PGA Championship.
Whether you are a financial titan or a first-time home buyer, there are homes, condominiums and apartments in Summit to meet your needs. If you would like to make this bustling commuter hub your home, let me help you find your ideal home at the heart of the Morris and Essex train line.