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An Expat Talks about Living in Summit, New Jersey

What is the name of the city or town that you are reporting on?

Summit

What activities, clubs and organizations would you recommend to newcomers to help them meet others?

Summit Area Jaycees, Junior Fortnightly

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In terms of religious, racial, economic and cultural diversity, are the people of this city or town diverse? Are they accepting of differences? Describe.

Sumit is a very diverse town with residnets of varying backgrounds and homes ranging from $200,000 to well over a million. There are also several hundred apartment and condo units as well as 2 low income and a subsidized senior housing complex. There are 10 churches and 2 synagouges in town.

What are the main industries in this city? What types of career opportunities commonly exist? How do most people find new jobs?

Summit is home to a major pharmecuetical firm and a Chemical research operation as well as 2 hospitals. Many residents work in neighboring towns at Lucent (Bell Las), AT&T, major fincancial, publishing and pharmeceutical firms.

In general, what are peoples' priorities in this city? For example, do lives revolve around work, family, socializing, sports, etc.?

Summit is a bedroom community with the majority of its adults commuting to work in NYC or northern NJ. The town has many civic, social and recreational activities, especially for children

If a friend of yours was thinking of moving to this city or town from far away, what other advice would you give them.

Summit has a very good school system, is a safe place to live and offers many municipal services with relatively low propery taxes compared to most of the area.

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