Most Recent Ranking Slots Summit as 27th 'Best Place to Live' in NJ


SUMMIT, NJ - Another day, another ranking.

Summit has been tabbed as the second 'best place to live' -- and 27th best in the state of New Jersey -- in rankings released by

Receiving an overall grade of A+, Summit was also graded in 12 categories, including:

Sign Up for E-News

Public Schools - A+
Crime & Safety - B+
Cost of Living - C-
Diversity -  A-
Housing - B-
Nightlife - C+
Jobs - B
Good for Families - A+
Outdoor Activities - A
Commute - A
Health & Fitness - A-
Weather - C+

Nine Union County municipalities received an A or A- grade in the 2017 “Best Places to Live” in New Jersey rankings, a website that produces comprehensive rankings, report cards, and profiles for K-12 Schools, Colleges, and Places to Live.

Rounding out the top areas to live in Union County are: Westfield (A grade, ranked #14 in NJ), New Providence (A grade, ranked #32 in NJ), Fanwood (A grade, ranked #46 in NJ), Berkeley Heights (A- grade, ranked #59 in NJ), Scotch Plains (A- grade, ranked #79 in NJ), Cranford (A grade, ranked #92 in NJ), Springfield Township (A- grade), and Mountainside (A-).

To compile the rankings, Niche considered several factors and statistics from multiple federal and local government sources such as the U.S. Census, FBI, BLS, CDC, and other sources. Also, incorporated were community reviews from residents. The entire methodology detail can be found by visiting


TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News


Upcoming Events


Fri, March 23, 8:00 PM

17 Kent Place Boulevard, Summit

Open Mic Night

Arts & Entertainment


Sat, March 24, 11:00 AM

Home For Good Dog Rescue, Berkeley Heights

Dog Adoption Event



Sat, March 24, 2:00 PM

Summit Free Public Library, Summit

Gr. K-5: Saturday Serendipity

Arts & Entertainment Education

Summit Fire Department Blotter

01/01/2018 9:26 am     FD dispatched to a motor vehicle accident, car vs. pole in front of 196 GLENSIDE AVENUE.  On arrival occupant was out of the vehicle.  Summit EMS assumed patient contact. FD made notification to the power company to make repairs.  Summit PD remained on scene for traffic control and road closure until repairs were made.

01/02/2018 7:36 pm ...

Summit Police Blotter

March 12, 2018

3/3 - Daniel T. Lipkin, 20, of Millington was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia and possession of an alcoholic beverage under legal age. Mr. Lipkin was processed and released with a pending court date.

3/3 - Taurino Alday-Benitez, 28, of Summit was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated. Mr. Alday-Benitez was processed and released with ...

FREE trial exercise classes offered at SAGE

March 23, 2018

SAGE Eldercare is offering two FREE trial exercise classes for older adults. The first is Tai Chi, which will be held on Tuesday, April 3 from 12:45 to 1:30 pm. The second is Fun-to-be-Fit-Exercise, which will be held on Wednesday, April 4 from 2:00 to 2:45 pm.  “Exercising keeps me disciplined,” said Manny Christakos, a 73-year-old former surgeon who regularly attends exercise ...

Video: Dietze Indicates Equity Drop Means Investors Should Go Bargain Hunting

Point View Wealth Management's Founder, President and Chief Investment Strategist, David Dietze, live on CNBC on taking advantage of market weakness to find investment opportunities right now!

For nearly 25 years, Point View Wealth Management, Inc. has been working with families in Summit and beyond, providing customized portfolio ...

Financially Savvy Charitable Giving: Donor-Advised Funds

Americans are known to be philanthropic, with an estimated 83% donating to charitable causes. Making the donation convenient and tax-effective is a win-win for both charities and those with a generous heart. Donor-advised funds (DAFs) are a simplistic funding structure available to those with both small and large charitable giving pots.  

Mechanics of Donor Funds

DAFs can be set up ...


AtlantiCast: Episode 13

On this episode of AtlantiCast, new clinical studies in the fields of cardiology and immunotherapy, national and statewide recognitions for Atlantic Health System medical centers and the inaugural AtlantiCast Collab Challenge!


Coffee, Tea or Fleas?

Two ducks are on a flight to Miami.  The first duck says to the second, “you flying south for the winter?”  The second duck replies, “Oh wow, a talking emotional support duck!”


Pa rum pum.


There have been a lot of news stories lately about animals traveling on airplanes.  Some are humorous, like the woman who recently tried to bring ...

Library = Learning

The library has always been a learning place. Generations of Summit students -- from first grade through college -- have come here to do research for school assignments, using resources ranging from the World Book Encyclopedia to the latest online databases.

There are learning opportunities for adults, too.

The Great Courses series offer college courses in CD, DVD, or digital ...