Home Towns Summit, NJ

SUMMIT, NEW JERSEY

What is now the city of Summit was created as Summit Township in 1869 from portions of New Providence Township (now Berkeley Heights) and Springfield Township.   Summit was reincorporated as a city in 1899.  Beyond the obvious derivation from its position atop the Second Watchung Mountain, other theories have been offered to account for the city’s name. The house in which Jurist James Kent lived starting in 1837 called Summit Lodge (today standing at 50 Kent Place Boulevard), and a local sawmill owner who granted passage to the Morris and Essex Railroad for a route required to climb to “the summit of the Short Hills” have both been offered as the source of the city’s name.

 

MAP OF SUMMIT

 

INTERESTING AND INFORMATIVE ARTICLES ABOUT SUMMIT

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/01/realestate/summit-nj-a-place-to-grow-into-and-stay.html?_r=0

https://njmonthly.com/articles/jersey-living/summit/

http://www.areavibes.com/summit-nj/livability/?ll=40.71562+-74.36469

 

TOWNSHIP WEBSITES:

City https://www.cityofsummit.org

Downtown http://www.summitdowntown.org

Summit Historical Society http://www.summithistoricalsociety.com

 

COMMUTING:

Train – Summit commuters can travel to NY via New Jersey Transit by The Morristown Line. The Morristown Line is better known as The“Midtown Direct” provides service to Penn Station or to Hoboken. Once in Hoboken, one can connect to either the PATH or Light Rail along with Ferry access via the Waterway.

www.njtransit.com (Morris-Essex Line)

 

SUMMIT SCHOOLS:

Public: 

https://www.summit.k12.nj.us

Private: 

http://www.kentplace.org

http://www.oakknoll.org

http://hwis.org

 

PRESCHOOL & CHILDCARE OPTIONS:

http://www.alpinemontessori.com

http://www.cornerstonekids.org

http://www.wesleycenternj.com

https://www.care.com

 

OUR FAVORITE PLACES IN SUMMIT:

RESTAURANTS 

http://www.thehuntleytaverne.com

http://www.marigoldssummit.com

http://fiorino.com

http://www.thecommittedpig.com

http://thebombaybistro.net

http://www.boxwoodcoffee.com

 

GROCERY STORES

http://themeathouse.themeathouse.com

http://kingsfoodmarkets.com

 

FAVORITE LOCAL SPOTS

The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey  http://www.artcenternj.org

Reed Arboretum https://www.reeves-reedarboretum.org

The Summit Playhouse http://www.thesummitplayhouse.org

MONDO Marketplace http://www.mondosummit.com

Cora Hartshorn Arboretum & Bird Sanctuary http://hartshornarboretum.org

The Writers Circle Workshop http://www.writerscircleworkshops.com

 

SHOPPING

Lululemon Athletica http://lululemon.com/stores

Summit Running Company http://www.run.com

Jacadi https://www.jacadi.us

A to Zoom http://www.atozoom.com

The Toy Professor http://toyprofessor.com

West Elm 

Home Again Design https://www.homeagaindesign.com

Short Hills Mall http://www.shopshorthills.com

 

FITNESS | HEALTH:

Sweat Factory http://www.sweatfactorynj.com

Bari Studios http://www.thebaristudio.com

Exhale Summit https://www.exhalespa.com

LoYa Yoga http://www.loyayoga.com

Mind Body Wellness Center http://www.mindbodywellnesscenter.org

 

CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES & RESOURCES:

Kidville http://www.kidville.com/summit

Songs for Seeds https://songsforseeds.com

Master Yoo’s Summit Martial Arts http://summittaekwondo.com

Color Me Mine http://www.summit.colormemine.com

The Connection http://www.theconnectiononline.org

YMCA https://www.thesay.org

The Toy Professor http://toyprofessor.com

A to Zoom http://www.atozoom.com

 

CLUBS

http://www.beaconhillclub.org

http://www.canoebrook.org

http://www.summit-tennis-club.org

http://sjfclub.org

http://summitcommunityprograms.com/165/Municipal-Golf-Course

 


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