This vibrant town is filled with beautiful homes, bountiful greenery, and historical architecture all within 30 minutes of New York City via the Midtown Direct Train Line. Starting off with its downtown area, Summit’s Village Center is home to an array of restaurants, shops, breweries, and quaint cafés. Their award-winning South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) is also located downtown and puts on a variety of shows and events every year for NJ residents to enjoy! The town further features many parks as well as the South Mountain Reservation, a perfect outlet for hikers, cyclists, and nature-lovers alike. South Orange and Maplewood are closely linked (commonly referred to as MAPSO) and share a large, highly-ranked school system with six elementary schools, two middle schools, and one high school.