Sugar House is one of the oldest neighborhoods of Utah in Salt Lake City, USA. The area is popular mostly for the presence of Westminster College. The area had its name because of the Sugar beet test factory owned by the Deseret manufacturing Company. The wife of the then mayor of Salt Lake City, Margaret Macmeans Smoot suggested the name of the area as Sugar house. The place is replete with rich cultural heritage and is still regarded as in important tourist destination. Sugar House is one of the best and poshest neighborhoods of Salt Lake City.
The shady boulevards and the upscale properties are the characteristics of this sophisticated neighborhood. The old style houses of the area are a major attraction. From stately Tudors and classic bungalows to Victorian Villas, Ranches and Rambler, the area is famous for its intricately designed brick houses. The chief attractions of the city are the University of Utah, the research park, medical complex and the downtown. The MillCreek Canyon, The Bonneville Shoreline trail, the Sugar House Park, Hogle zoo and Bonneville Golf course.
The airport is about 15 minutes away from the heart of Sugar House.
Sugar house had the first Utah state prison in the 19th and early 20th century. In 1951, the prison was shifted to Draper and the prison area was converted into the Highland high School and the Sugar House Park.