The Suburban Chamber of Commerce communities of Summit, New Providence, and Berkeley Heights are situated in the northwest corner of Union County, which is located in the north central part of New Jersey in what is known as the Gateway Region. The area is approximately 20 miles west of downtown Manhattan.
Transportation to and from the area is easy via an extensive network of highways—Interstates 78 and 287 and Routes 24 and 22—and railroads. The rail commuter will find that NJ Transit’s Morris and Essex line (both the Morristown Line and the Gladstone Branch) provides for a comfortable trip to Newark, Hoboken, and New York City, with Midtown Direct offering direct rail service into midtown Manhattan. NJ Transit also provides local bus service from Summit to Newark’s Penn Station. Rush-hour express bus service is available via an independent carrier from all three communities to the Port Authority Bus Terminal in midtown Manhattan. The wider world is easily accessed by a fifteen-minute drive to flights at Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR). EWR, located partly in the eastern portion of Union County, is a modern facility that serves over 35 million passengers annually.