This Old House described Sugar House as a “quiet and cheerfully quirky suburb,” in its “Best Old House Neighborhoods,” listing. Other words that describe this enclave are inclusive, eclectic, and welcoming. Sugar House was twice named one of the “Best Places to Live and Work” by Sunset magazine.
But for me, the most important name I have for Sugar House is “home.”
The popularity of this neighborhood lies in a perfect balance of architecture, yummy eateries, locally owned businesses, and the people who call this “hood” home. In an age of cookie-cutter communities, a neighborhood with this much character, diversity, and history is a rare find.
This area is known for easy accessibility to amenities such as specialty markets, coffee shops, brewpubs, and yoga studios. All are a short walk or bike ride away. And feel free to bring Fido – most businesses are pet friendly.
In Sugar House, you’re buying more than a home; you’re investing in a lifestyle. Located only 10 minutes from downtown and five minutes from the extensive Bonneville Shoreline Trail, the quality of life in this eclectic Salt Lake neighborhood is one of its best features.
Similar to Yalecrest and the 9th and 9th area, the homes are a diverse mix of cottage, Tudor, and Victorian styled architecture. Most were built between the early 1900s and 1950s, which means buying a home in Sugar House has some special considerations. For example, you’ll want to hire an inspector who has lots of experience with vintage homes.
More recently some older homes are being replaced by contemporary rebuilds. At first this doesn’t sound good, but the style and thought owners have invested in them makes them shine. One thing is for sure; this area is diverse in more ways than one.
If you’d like more information on Sugar House and other Salt Lake City neighborhoods, give me a call today. I love sharing the funky hood I call home – 801.893.2519
Image of Sugar House Park by Edgar Zuniga Jr..