Summit Restaurant Week

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Thursday, 7/20/17, begins the Summit Restaurant Week. Live music downtown as well as prize drawings at participating restaurants kick off the festivities. Summit Restaurant Week runs through Sunday, 7/30/17. During Summit Restaurant Week, participating restaurants offer price fixe menus at $25, $35 or $45. Some restaurants will also offer specials and outdoor seating.

Participating $25 Prix Fixe restaurants include:

Fiorino Ristorante ($25 lunch, $45 dinner); Located at 38 Maple St
Jenny’s Japanese Cuisine; Located at 447 Springfield Ave
La Pastaria; Located at 327 Springfield Ave
Negeen Persian Grill; Located at 330 Springfield Ave
Summit Diner; Located at 1 Union Pl
Summit Thai Cuisine; Located at 34 Maple St
The Bombay Bistro; Located at 427 Springfield Ave
The Committed Pig; Located at 339 Springfield Ave
The HAT Tavern; Located at 570 Springfield Ave
Winberie’s Restaurant; Located at 2 Kent Place Blvd

Participating $35 prix fixe restaurants include:
Batavia Café; Located at 356 Springfield Ave
Marco Polo; Located at 527 Morris Ave
Rosalita Mexican; Located at 10 Maple St
Summit Greek Grill; Located at 90 Summit Ave

Participating $45 prix fixe restaurants include:
Fiorino Ristorante ($25 lunch, $45 dinner); Located at 38 Maple St
Huntley Taverne; Located at 3 Morris Ave
Piattino; Located at 67 Union Pl
Roots Steakhouse; Located at 401 Springfield Ave

For links to menus and to see restaurants offering specials during Summit Restaurant Week, please visit the Summit Restaurant Week website.

If you are planning a move to Summit NJ, or any surrounding communities, contact us for a FREE copy of our town snapshots. To search homes for sale, click here. To learn more about Summit NJ, and for great real estate tips, please be sure to visit my website at www.NJRealEstateDirect.com.

Open Houses in Millburn Short Hills and Summit NJ

The Shannon Aronson Team is inviting you to join us at our 3 open houses in Millburn Short Hills and Summit NJ this Sunday, 5/7.

28 Parsonage Hill Road Millburn NJ

28 Parsonage Hill Road is a lovely 4 BR, 5.2 BA home situated on nearly one acre of gorgeous grounds in the prime location of Short Hills NJ. Features include kitchen with granite counters, living room with fireplace, and master suite with sitting room. This amazing home is a must-see and will be open on Sunday, 5/7, from 2-4 pm.

75 Hemlock Road Short Hills NJ

75 Hemlock Road is a wonderful 6 bedroom, 5.1 bath colonial situated on 1.6 acres on a private road in Short Hills NJ. From the finished basement to the stunning upgraded kitchen with Viking Stove and wine refrigerator to the amazing outdoor area with heated in-ground pool and hot tub, this home has everything you want and more! You have to see it for yourself!  This home is open Sunday, 5/7, from 2-4 pm.

11 Euclid Avenue Summit NJ

11 Euclid Avenue Unit 4D is a fully renovated 2 bedroom, 2 full bath condo located in the desirable Strathmore House building just blocks to downtown Summit and NYC Transportation. You will love the open floorplan, completely renovated kitchen with new appliances and marble countertops, and the master bedroom with renovated en-suite bath. Be sure to come see this gem for yourself at our open house this Sunday, 5/7, from 1-4 pm.

If you are unable to join us for our open houses in Millburn Short Hills and Summit NJ this weekend, please be sure to contact me to set up a private showing at any of these amazing homes for sale. You can reach me by phone at 973-637-0004 or via email at Shannon@ShannonAronson.com. Click here to see additional homes for sale. Please remember to visit my website at www.NJRealEstateDirect.com for more great real estate information.

New Listing in Summit NJ

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The Shannon Aronson Team is proud to announce our new listing in Summit NJ, 11 Euclid Avenue Unit 4D. This fully renovated 2 bedroom, 2 full bath condo is located in the desirable Strathmore House building just blocks to downtown Summit and NYC Transportation. Be sure to come see this gem for yourself at our open house this Sunday, 5/7, from 1-4 pm.

MLS No.: 3383759
Bedrooms: 2
Baths: 2

Enjoy Carefree One-Floor Living at its Finest!

Entertaining is a breeze with the open floorplan offered at 11 Euclid Avenue Unit 4D, our new listing in Summit NJ. The full kitchen is completely renovated and boasts new appliances, rich marble countertops, and a subway tile backsplash. The kitchen opens to the dining and living rooms. Make your way to the master bedroom which offers a gut-renovated en-suite featuring a Toto toilet and stunning marble tiling. Open the door to the screened-in balcony to let the outdoors in. Additionally, this home boasts lots of closet/storage space, and the entire unit has been freshly painted! The convenience of a 2nd floor laundry area as well as an elevator in the building are the icing on top of the cake!

To learn more about our new listing in Summit NJ, please be sure to visit www.11EuclidAve.com or contact me. I can be reached by phone at 973.637.0004 or via email at Shannon@ShannonAronson.com. To learn more about Summit NJ, or for great real estate information, please be sure to visit my website at www.NJRealEstateDirect.com.

Reeves-Reed Arboretum Discovery Saturdays in April

 

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Reeves-Reed Arboretum Discovery Saturdays in April offer you and your family the opportunity to learn something exciting and new each week in April. Discover new plants, animals and more via stories, games, crafts, and experiments. Backpacks filled with binoculars, field guides, and a magnifying glass are available to borrow so you will have all you need for the perfect outdoor discovery adventure. Discovery Saturdays are held between 9 am and 1 pm. Children must be accompanied by an adult. The cost is free for members and $5/child for non-members. No registration is required.

The topics in April are as follows:

April 8 – Coloring Eggs with Nature’s Colors
April 15 – Robins
April 22 – No Discovery Saturday Program – Join us for Daffodil Day on Sunday, April 23
April 29– Nests

To learn more, visit the Reeves-Reed Arboretum website. Reeves-Reed Arboretum is located at 165 Hobart Ave in Summit NJ. To learn more about Summit NJ and what all the town has to offer, please contact us for a FREE copy of our Town Snapshots. You can also learn more by visiting my website at www.NJRealEstateDirect.com. Planning a move to Summit NJ? If so, click here to see homes for sale. I’d love to arrange a showing for you at any of the properties that interest you. I can be reached by phone at 973.637.0004 or via email at Shannon@ShannonAronson.com.

Summit Antiques Center

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If antiquing is your thing, you might want to check out the Summit Antiques Center in Summit, NJ. In operation for more than 26 years, the Summit Antiques Center is located in a 19th century building on Morris Avenue. With two floors filled with antiques, you are sure to find something you love. Many of the dealers have been selling their wares at the Summit Antiques Center since they opened their doors in 1990.

When browsing through, you will find that the Summit Antiques Center has something for everyone. From furniture to silver to linens to books to jewelry . . . it all can be found there! In addition, you will find antique toys, unique odds and ends and more. Kristen from the Shannon Aronson Team has found electric knick knacks and some other interesting things there. If you want to check it out for yourself, the Summit Antiques Center is open daily from 11-5.

I love our great town of Summit, NJ. If you are curious to see everything that Summit, NJ has to offer, and would like to learn more, contact us for a FREE copy of our town snapshots. Thinking of making a move to the area? I’d love to set up a showing for you at any of the homes for sale! You can reach me by phone at 973-637-0004 or via email at Shannon@ShannonAronson.com. For great real estate information, to search homes for sale, or to learn more about Summit NJ and surrounding towns, please be sure to visit my website at www.NJRealEstateDirect.com.

Ice Skating Rinks Near Summit NJ

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Ice skating is always a fun way to get into the winter season! Fortunately for us, there are several ice skating rinks near Summit NJ.

Twin Oaks Ice Rink opened their doors in November 2000, and is located at 65 Columbus Road Morristown, NJ. It is home to many youth and adult competitive hockey leagues. Twin Oaks Ice is a proud partner of the NJ Devils. They offer “learn to skate” sessions for children ages 4-8. In addition, one-on-one hockey lessons are offered by independent contractors at Twin Oaks Ice Rink. Twin Oaks Ice Rink offers an NHL-sized rink, free WiFi, café, pro shop, and meeting room. Click here to visit the Twin Oaks Ice Rink Website.

Union Sports Arena is another one of the ice skating rinks near Summit NJ. It is located at 2441-A Route 22 West Union , NJ. Union Sports Arena offers open ice sessions for public skating. Hours vary, so click here to view their current calendar. They also offer private and group figure skating lessons and  Learn to Skate lessons. In addition, Union Sports Arena offers skating, soccer, football, and baseball birthday parties. Visit the Union Sports Arena website for additional information.

Another one of the ice skating rinks near Summit NJ is Codey Arena. The arena first opened their doors in 1958 and added a smaller second rink in 1983. The arena has two NHL-sized skating rinks. The main arena has a seating capacity of 2,500 and the second rink seats approximately 500. A major renovation in 2004 and 2005 created the new state-of-the art lobby you see at the arena today. Located in the South Mountain Recreation Complex at 560 Northfield Avenue West Orange NJ, the arena offers learn-to-skate lessons as well as public and free-style skating sessions. Additionally, figure skating and ice hockey camps and clinics are available year round. Maria from the Shannon Aronson team has been to Codey Arena.  She mentions to keep in mind that the ice skating rink can get crowded, especially being in the same complex as the zoo.  She says if you are feeling really energetic, visit the zoo and the ice rink in the same visit for a full day of fun!  Click here to visit the Codey Arena Website.

We live in such a wonderful area! If you are thinking of making a move to Summit NJ or any of the surrounding towns, please contact me. I’d love to arrange a showing for you at any of the homes for sale. In addition, for great information about our towns, please contact me for a copy of our FREE town snapshots! You can reach me by email at Shannon@ShannonAronson.com or by phone at 973.637.0004. For great real estate information, including insider tips, please be sure to visit my website at www.NJRealEstateDirect.com.

The Carter House in Summit NJ

The Carter House in Summit NJ

The Carter House in Summit NJ

The Carter House in Summit NJ is the oldest building in Summit NJ and home to the Summit NJ Historical Society. Originally built on River Road in 1741, the Carter House was moved in the 1980s.

When touring the Carter House in Summit NJ, visitors enter through the Dutch Door featuring its original hardware. Original hardwood floors and original windows are also featured throughout the home. When touring the home, visitors can go through the parlor, Victorian-style library, dining room and Colonial kitchen. While visiting each room, guests will enjoy so much of the historical memorabilia that the Carter House in Summit NJ has to offer. For instance, hanging outside the library is an 1879 map of Summit NJ. This is know to be the earliest map of the town!

The Summit Room, adjacent to the kitchen, houses rotating exhibits of mannequins dressed in period clothing, a hand-made diorama which represents life in Summit NJ during the Revolutionary War, and several other things with historical meaning. Housed in the May Room, in the rear of the building, are the archives of the Summit NJ Historical Society. Archives include Summit High School yearbooks, dating back to 1921, hundreds of family biographies, genealogy files, microfilm of local newspapers, dating back as far as 1883, essays written by Summit veterans, cookbooks published by Summit charitable organizations, and so much more!

Admission to the Carter House is free and open to all! The hours are Tuesdays 9-Noon, Wednesdays 1-4 or by appointment. Volunteers are available to assist those who visit, and group tours are available.

Summit NJ is a wonderful town and so full of history! If you are interested in more information about Summit NJ, please contact me for our FREE Town Snapshots! You can reach me by phone at 973-637-0004 or via email at Shannon@ShannonAronson.com. If you are planning to move to Summit NJ, I’d love to arrange a showing for you at any of the fantastic homes for sale. For more great information, please be sure to visit my website at www.NJRealEstateDirect.com.

Things to Do Near Summit NJ

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During the holiday season, there are so many fun things to do near Summit NJ. On Saturday, 12/10, take a ride on the Tri-State Santa Claus train! Hosted by the Tri-State Railway Historical Society, these Santa Train rides offer a great way to enjoy lovely scenic northern New Jersey. While on the one hour train ride, riders will enjoy a visit from Santa as well as a special gift from Santa’s bag. Get your cameras ready as Santa will be happy to pose for pictures with your family. Mrs. Claus and other familiar characters will be on the train as well.

The rides will begin and end at the New Jersey Transit station (Rt. 23) in Wayne, NJ. There will be two morning and two afternoon departures. The pricing for the event is as follows: Adults are $18; Children under 12 are $12, and children under two are free. Large groups of 20 or more receive a discount of $1/ticket.

Still looking for more things to do near Summit NJ? Visit Downtown Summit NJ on Saturday, 12/10, from 1-4 or Friday, 12/16, from 7-9 pm for a free horse-drawn carriage ride through downtown Summit. Enjoy a leisurely ride and take in the lovely window displays, lights, and decorations featured throughout the town. Board the carriages at Lyric Park, at the corner of Bank Street and Beechwood Road.

If you are interested in making a move to Summit NJ or the surrounding communities, please contact me. I’d love to show you any of the amazing properties for sale. You can reach me by phone at 973-637-0004 or via email at Shannon@ShannonAronson.com. For more great real estate information, please be sure to visit my website at www.NJRealEstateDirect.com.

Summit NJ Real Estate Trends

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Summit Real Estate Trends – Listing vs. Sold Prices

Are you considering buying a home or selling a home in Summit NJ? If so, you might want to check out the most recent Summit NJ Real Estate Trends. Comparing the listing price and sold prices gives us a good idea of where the real estate market is heading. Before we look at the trends, let’s first talk about the difference between a listing price and a sold price. The listing price is what the sellers are asking for their home, while the sold price is what a buyer is willing to pay for the home. Looking at the following chart, we can see that over the past 12 months, the median listing price was at its lowest in December of last year, and then it reached its peak in March of 2016. It has been declining since with the exception of a spike again in the Spring market in May of 2016. The sold prices saw a sharp decline when the listing prices saw their peak in March of 2016. Sold prices reached their peak in June of this year and then began to decline slightly through September. However, listing prices have been on the rise over the last couple of months. Thinking of selling? Click here to find out what your home is worth.

Summit NJ Real Estate Trends

Summit NJ Real Estate Trends

Summit NJ Real Estate Trends – Market Inventory Trends

Looking further into the Summit NJ Real Estate Trends, the graph below shows us the number of active listings that have been on the market in Summit NJ and how long they have been on the market. The number of active listings in Summit NJ dropped by 2% from the previous month.   The median number of days active properties have been listed is 43 which is significantly shorter than the national average. The number of sales in August dropped by 95.5% from the previous month.

Summit NJ Market Inventory Trends

Summit NJ Market Inventory Trends

Summit NJ Real Estate Trends – Learn More!

As we conclude our look into the Summit NJ Real Estate Trends, some other interesting statistics to note are: $1,219,390 is the median listing price, 43 is the median days on market, and the number of active listings is 84.

If I can provide you with additional information regarding Summit NJ real estate trends, or if I can show you any of the fantastic properties for sale, please contact me. I can be reached by phone at 973.637.0004 or via email at Shannon@ShannonAronson.com. For more information about Summit NJ and our surrounding communities, please be sure to visit my website at www.NJRealEstateDirect.com.

Things to Do in Summit, NJ

things-to-doLet the festivities begin! If you are looking for things to do in the surrounding areas of Summit, NJ, here are some things to check out:

Head to downtown Rahway on Friday, 11/25, from 12-6 pm for the 3rd annual Winter Wonderland. Among the many activities offered at this family-oriented event include outdoor ice skating, bon fires, carriage rides, and pictures with the big guy himself, Santa! Food and drinks are available. The evening concludes with an annual parade and tree lighting at 6 pm. This event is free!

Calling all history buffs who might be searching for things to do in the surrounding areas of Summit, NJ. The Morris County Historical Society’s Acorn Hall will be host to: Exhibition – Race to the Finish: Newspaper Coverage of Presidential Elections, 1789-2008. When visiting this exhibit, you will be exposed to campaign promises, electoral obstacles and more illustrated through newspaper headlines and articles. More than 20 US presidents and their rivals will be on display, with elections as early as George Washington and as recent as Barack Obama. Period clothing and campaign merchandise will also be on display. You can check out the exhibit on 11/27 from 1-4 pm.

Also featured in Acorn Hall will be a look at how Christmas was celebrated through the centuries. Experience Christmas from the past through nostalgic toys, photos, clothing and decorated trees. Décor in the dining room, parlor, and library will showcase different periods in time. Viewing times are Wed/Thur from 11 am to 4 pm and Sunday from 1-4.

There are so many fabulous things offered in our area. To learn more about the Summit, NJ and surrounding areas, contact us for a free copy of our town snapshots. If you have any questions, or are thinking about buying a home in the area, I would love to arrange a showing for you at any of the wonderful homes for sale. You can reach me by phone at 973-637-0004 or via email at Shannon@ShannonAronson.com. For more information, please be sure to visit my website at www.NJRealEstateDirect.com.