Sugar House

Getting to know Sugar House

One of Salt Lake’s oldest neighborhoods, the story of the trendy community of Sugar House begins in the mid-1800s with beets — as in a sugar beet factory. The tree-lined community then morphed into home for a prison, but more recent decades have seen Sugar House become a hip hangout for an eclectic assortment of civic-minded residents. Whether you’re looking for a comfy starter home, a cute condo or a big move-up single-family home in a hot-as-Hades location, Sugar House is an amazing place to call home.

PS: With a nod toward ‘you say toe-may-toe, I say toe-mah-toe’, some folks spell Sugar House as two words, others like to tighten it up to just Sugarhouse. We prefer Sugar House, but each way seems to be accepted in polite company, so your choice.

The Feel

Known for its plethora of locally owned java joints, antique shops, pubs, bookstores, boutiques, night-spots and craft breweries, Sugar House enjoys a hip, trendy, fun and funky vibe. And even better, it’s a very walkable area so strolling along the shop-filled sidewalks is easy-peasy, or you can hop on one of the antique trolleys that dot the community. Homes in this friendly upscale area range from ready-to-renovate (or already renovated) 1920s bungalows to mid-century-modern ranch houses to expansive move-up homes with a bevy of bedrooms. Boasting great schools, a magnificent 110-acre park (Sugar House Park) as well as easy access to the mountains, this close-to-the-heart-of-the-city enclave is within biking distance to the University of Utah and Westminster College — meaning residents run the gamut from young families to commuters to snow-sport aficionados.

  • Vibrant
  • Hip
  • Trendy
  • Fun
  • Funky

An Incredible Location

Things To Do

Wholesomely hip and trendy, the Salt Lake City neighborhood of Sugar House is highlighted by a plethora of parks, including the magnificent 110-acre Sugar House Park. Here’s a small sampling of what there is to do and see in Sugar House.

Sugar House Park
The largest park in Salt Lake City, Sugar House Park encompasses 110 acres of stunning landscaping and scenery perfect for an idyllic picnic with family, friends or a special someone. At this popular park for walkers, runners and bicyclists, you can:
  • Take a stroll on the romantic ‘Kissing Bridge’
  • Access a tunnel that leads to shopping and restaurants
  • Reserve one of the seven pavilions
  • Attend an event at the 220-seat amphitheater

Hidden Hollow Natural Area
Located along a section of Parley’s Creek, Hidden Hollow Natural Area is a three-acre wooded park where you can savor quiet moments away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
  • Open to the public as a nature community park and outdoor classroom
  • Includes a wetlands area and a riparian forest

Fairmont Park
Enjoy a fun-filled day at Fairmont Park where you’ll find:
  • Playgrounds
  • Pickleball courts
  • Soccer fields
  • Horseshoes
  • Skate park
  • Fishing pond
  • Jogging/walking path
  • Three pavilions

This Is The Place Heritage Park
This 217.5-acre park is a re-creation of the typical 19th-century LDS pioneer life. This Is The Place Monument marks the approximate location where the early Mormon pioneers first entered the Salt Lake Valley. Here you’ll find:
  • Heritage Village
  • Lots of children-centric activities
  • Horseback trail rides
  • Wedding and event venues
  • Statuary Walk
  • National Pony Express Monument

Utah’s Hogle Zoo
Utah’s Hogle Zoo features 42 acres of tree-lined pathways and more then 800 animals including giraffes, zebras, warthogs, African lions, African elephants, white rhinos and five endangered species of Asian cats including the Amur tiger.
  • Also home to sea lions, bears, seals, otters and polar bears

Summertime events
  • Held on July 4, the annual Arts Festival and Fireworks event features local artists, performances, music, food and vendors
  • Farmers’ markets
  • Fitness classes at Sugar House Park

Popular restaurants, cafés, bakeries and eateries
  • Mazza Café
  • Hub & Spoke Diner
  • Finn’s Café
  • Tulie Bakery
  • The Dodo Restaurant
  • Sweetaly Gelato