SUMMIT, NJ - New Jersey Monthly Magazine, in its September “Best Places to Live” issue scheduled to arrive in subscribers’ mailboxes this week, ranked Summit number 23 among its top 100 towns in New Jersey. The magazine’s complete list of 510 ranked towns will become available on NJMonthly.com after Sept. 1.

In compiling its 2015 list, NJ Monthly said it used an independent research firm to examine factors including home prices, real estate taxes, student test scores, crime rates and lifestyle factors including commute time and presence of dining and cultural options.

Towns with a population of fewer than 1,500 were not included.

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Also in the September issue, NJ Monthly named Downtown Summit among its favorite downtowns, noting, "...shoppers get a lot of bang for their buck, including plenty to choose from in the charming downtown -- and all within walking distance of the Midtown Direct train station."

The publication went on to add that, "...benefits include great service from committed business owners ... It's the sort of place that keeps shoppers coming back to downtown instead of heading to he nearby Mall at Short Hills."
 
The article recommends taking a break at one of the four quadrants of green space near the train station. "Pack a picnic and let the kids explore the playground while you check out the sculptures selected by Summit Public Art."