Serving as a magnet for potential homeowners, Summit City is known for progressive services and well-kept neighborhoods that show pride of ownership. An older but prestigious community, Summit prides itself on its active town center and the quality and abundance of cultural, social, and recreational opportunities. In 2000 the city's downtown business district underwent a sweeping beautification and update program. Newcomers to the community will discover many beautiful, spacious homes on generous lots that are further enhanced by the city's location on the ridge of the panoramic Watchung Mountains. The Summit Town Center as well as the famous Short Hills shopping centers are easily accessible to area residents.