Summit, originally settled by Native Americans, has a long and interesting history. There have been a number of names that the community has been called. Names include “Turkey Hill and “Heights over Springfield.” Eventually, it received the name it has today. Originally a farming community, people from New York City began to move into the area. The Rahway Valley Railroad connected Summit with other parts of the surrounding countryside. In the past one of the town’s most important companies was the Summit Silk Company and was the center of economic commerce and an important driver of its original growth and prosperity.
Residents may enjoy time outdoors at one of the many parks in the area. Many of the parks feature playgrounds for children and some parks have pavilions that are ideal for activities and barbeques.
The Greenwood Gardens has some of the most beautiful flowers and shrubbery in the surrounding area. It is a fantastic place to spend a few hours and enjoy the great outdoors.
Shoppers will enjoy a visit to downtown Summit, where there is something for everyone. There are clothing stores, restaurants and many activities to enjoy.
One of the biggest annual events is the Cars & Croissants, which is a celebration of Father’s Day. During this event families are invited to visit Summit Farms Market for local produce and goods from the area. The event boasts the opportunity to view 100 vintage cars.