Neighborhood Guide: Sugar House

Sugar House, just 10 minutes south of downtown Salt Lake City, is a notably chic and effervescently cool neighborhood. The area is known for classic homes, walkable streets and thriving local businessesincluding some of the state’s best local eateries, boutiques, and art galleries.

Thinking about house hunting in the area? Find out more about what living in Sugar House is like with our Homie Neighborhood Guide below.

FROM THE 1920’S TO TODAY

Sugar House is one of the oldest cities in the valley, and it has the charming 1920’s and 1930’s bungalow-style homes to prove it. The area blends old-world charm and modern convenience. Historic shops like Harmon’s Emigration Market, a centerpiece of the beloved 15th & 15th area has been around since the 40’s, and modern restaurants like Kimi’s Chop and Oyster House, Even Stevens, and Pho Thin create a mix of old and new.

Sugar House homes are known for unique architectural features like built-in shelving and arched doorways. Add mature tree-lined streets with independent shops nestled in-between, and you’ve got the makings for something really good.

FIND YOUR TRIBE

Sugar House is the hipster cousin to Salt Lake’s posh Avenues neighborhood and the younger version of adjacent Millcreek. The community features a blend of residents; from students attending the University of Utah or Westminster College to young families to long-time residents. The neighborhood is diverse and all walks of life are welcomed.

Homes vary significantly in price, but most homes are well above the state’s average median home price ($274,000). Popular areas are often list upwards of $500,000. Click here to search Homie’s current Sugar House listings.

MUST-KNOW AREAS

  • 15th & 15th: This area is a Sugar House staple. Only a few blocks in size, you’ll find seriously goodness eats here, with the likes of Tulie Bakery, Sea Salt, and Eggs in the City. It’s also home to local favorites, including King’s English Bookstore and 15th Street Gallery.

  • 21st South: The renovated 21st south area is a gorgeous mixed-use development area featuring new modern-style dwellings, a mix of big-box stores like Nordstrom Rack, Barnes & Noble, and Old Navy, and independent establishments like DetailsSoup Kitchen, and Wasatch Brew Pub.

  • Sugar House Park: The area’s namesake park, Sugar House Park, draws sunbathers and dog-walkers in the summer and kids pulling sleds in the winter. This well-manicured public park features everything from a 2-mile running trail to open spaces and playgrounds to public-use picnic pavilions.

WALKABILITY & DRIVABILITY

Stroll from store to store. Have a cocktail at one restaurant and then walk down the street to enjoy dinner nearby. Get your fill of green from tree-lined streets, parks and a creek-side walking trail. Most neighborhoods are within a 10-15 minute walk to nearby grocery stores, and restaurants of all types and sizes. 

If walking doesn’t appeal to you, the ease of public transit just might. The opening of the S Line, a new public rail that connects Sugar House to downtown Salt Lake City, makes the area extremely accessible.

And, if you want to hop in a car, the neighborhood has easy access to I-80 and I-215 and it’s only a 20-minute drive to any of Utah’s famed ski and snowboard resorts, including Park City Mountain Resort, Alta, Brighton, and Snowbird.

NEED MORE INFO?

Ready to find your dream home in Sugar House? The Homie team is here to help you every step of the way. Start by checking for current home listings in Sugar House on Homie. When you find a home you’d like to tour, just click ‘Schedule a Tour’. You can also create an offer, talk with a Homie attorney, and secure a home loan right through your account. Have questions? Check out our Buyer package here.

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