Introduction to Summit, New Jersey
Summit, New Jersey, in Union county, is 5 miles NW of Union, New Jersey and 9 miles W of Newark, New Jersey. The people of the city are in the Newark metropolitan area. Summit has a population of 21,131.
Native Americans were the first inhabitants in this region. This area was purchased in the year 1664. European settlers arrived at this place in 1710. This city has undergone quite a few name changes, including ones like "Pie Hill" and "Beacon Hill." According to some sources, it acquired its present name from the house of Lord Chancellor James Kent that was called "summit Lodge." Summit was initially incorporated as a township on March 23, 1869, but was later reincorporated as a city on March 8, 1899. Post World War II, the city experienced a rapid growth and development, and it is currently one of the wealthiest communities in the state of New Jersey.
Summit and nearby Attractions
- Free Public Library of Summit
- Basset Building
- New Jersey Center for Visual Arts
- Christ Church
- Wick House Herb Garden
- Edison Recreation Center
Things To Do In Summit
There are quite a few places of historic and cultural interest in the city of Summit, including the Free Public Library, the Basset Building, the Municipal Building and the Central Building. Some of the nearby attractions include the New Jersey Center for Visual Arts. One can also take a trip of the various churches around the city, or even visit the Briant Pond. The Edison Recreation Center and the Watchung Reservation offer excellent recreational facilities that can be enjoyed by adults and children alike.
Air transportation is available from Newark Liberty International Airport.
Summit Higher Education
Residents have higher educational opportunities at Drew University, Union County College, Kean University and Seton Hall University.