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Summit, New Jersey

Summit, is located within Union County and has a population of approximately 22,000 residents. With its close proximity to NYC, this adorable small city is only 15 miles from Manhattan. The vibrant downtown business district is home to many of the best restaurants and shops in the state while its public school system continuously ranks among the highest in NJ. A strong sense of community and support for its local businesses and residents are only a few reasons why people love to live in Summit. 


Once known as "Turkey Hill" until the mid 18th century, and later incorporated as The City of Summit in 1899, it was a small farming community with less than 500 residents. Post-Civil War era Summit became somewhat of a summer resort for those wanting to flee New York City for the clean "country" fresh air. 

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Summit is a city in Union CountyNew Jersey, United States. The city is located on a ridge in northern-central New Jersey, within the Raritan Valley and Rahway Valley regions in the New York metropolitan area. At the 2010 United States Census, the city's population was 21,457, reflecting an increase of 326 (+1.5%) from the 21,131 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 1,374 (+7.0%) from the 19,757 counted in the 1990 Census.

Summit had the 16th-highest per capita income in the state as of the 2000 Census.  According to Bloomberg, Summit ranked as the 70th highest-income place in the United States in 2017, 72nd in 2018 (with an average household income of $220,971), and 65th in 2019.

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