Located within Illinois, United States, the township of Summit is located in the Chicago metropolitan area.
There are a lot of green spaces to enjoy in Summit. It is very easy to get to public green spaces from most locations within the township since there are a few of them close by for residents to unwind in. Lastly, this part of the Chicago metropolitan area is relatively quiet, due to the presence of few pedestrians; however noise levels are higher closer to Interstate 55, Adlai Stevenson Expressway or one of the railway lines.
Around 55% of the units in the township are occupied by home owners and 45% are rented. In this township, roughly 45% of buildings are single detached homes, and small apartment buildings and duplexes are also present in the housing stock. A majority of the housing growth in this part of the Chicago metropolitan area occurred pre-1960. This township offers mainly two bedroom and three bedroom homes.
In Summit, residents will generally be able to access both primary and secondary schools on foot. Besides public schools, there are private elementary and secondary schools. Concerning eating, a grocery store is generally reachable within a reasonably short walk from anywhere in Summit. There are also a limited number of options for those who cherish close by restaurants and cafes.
Summit is very car friendly. It is a short drive to the closest highway, such as Interstate 55, from anywhere in Summit, and it is convenient to park. On the other hand, public transit users may find limited choices in this township due to the infrequent service. Nonetheless, home owners profit from the Summit Station on the Heritage Corridor Line. Residents benefit from a few bus lines, and most houses are near a bus stop. Summit is not particularly well-suited for traveling on foot because running common errands is occasionally challenging by walking.