Sugar House Homes
Today Sugar House is considered to be one of the hottest areas in the salt lake valley. The Sugar House area is roughly 1300 south to 2700 south, from 700 east to 2300 east. However, many outline areas are some times called “Sugar House” due to the fact that homes in outlying areas are very similar in age and design. Sugar House was established in 1893, and gets its name from the sugar mill that was built in the heart of the area. Ironically, there was never any sugar produced from the mill. The first Utah State prison was located in Sugar House during the 19th century and early 20th century but all of the buildings have long been torn down and in its place is Sugar House park.
Homes in Sugar House are built from the late 1800’s and up, however the majority of the homes were built between 1915 and 1960. The overwhelming style of home in the area is the bungalow but there are some 2 story homes and other types or homes. These homes range in size, but typically they range from 1,000 SF to 3,000 SF. Most of these homes have basements, but a good deal of them are shelf basements that have limited height. For buyers in the area, things to look for are updates to electrical, plumbing, roof and other mechanicals. Many of the homes were built with knob and tube wiring and galvanized plumbing. Today there are better materials that are safer and last longer. There are many homes that have been completely renovated that have similar amenities of new construction homes, with the charm of old homes. Today, homes in the area range in price from $150,000 to $1,000,000+.
There are many reasons people move into Sugar House. One of the main reasons is the proximity to downtown Salt Lake City. From anywhere in Sugar House it takes no more than 10 minutes to get to downtown. There is also the shopping and great dining destinations. Sugar House is home to many small business that have been around for many years. It also features large stores such as Barnes and Noble, Nordstrom Rack, Petco, Whole Foods, Toys R Us, and Shopko to name a few.