Living in the Sugar Hill neighborhood of Manhattan


Sugar Hill Apartments

Finding NY apartments in a historic district isn't easy. This is absolutely the case when searching for Sugar Hill apartments, as the residents of the best homes in this beautiful little Harlem neighborhood tend to pass down their apartments and gorgeous old row houses from one generation to the next.

 

Sugar Hill, so named in the 1920s because living here was living "the sweet life", is located, roughly between Edgecombe and Amsterdam Avenues running east to west, and from 145th to 155th Streets going south to north. In the past decade or so, Sugar Hill as experienced another resurgence of interest in this neighborhood's apartments and various homes for sale.

 

Vibrant History of Sugar Hill

Sugar Hill has played an important role in the history of New York City. Several Sugar Hill apartments were once home to such legends as Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, W.E.B. DuBois, Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, Thurgood Marshall, Ralph Ellison, Paul Robeson, and many others. And even if the percentage of bold-faced names has diminished, the importance of literature, the arts and community activism is still very much present in the Sugar Hill neighborhood.

 

Sugar Hill: A Thriving Community

Residents of Sugar Hill apartments are not far from local dining and entertainment. The Sugar Hill neighborhood today is home to the renowned Dance Theatre of Harlem, the Hamilton Grange Library, which recently emerged from a spectacular million-dollar-plus renovation, and St. Nick's Pub, which continues to pack them in with the great names in jazz from all over the world. Residents take control of their surroundings, transforming a patch of land at St. Nicholas and Covent Avenue, for example, and transforming into the lush, welcoming Convent Garden.

 

And, of course, there's so much great, classic, turn-of-the-century architecture to please the spirit. Most of all, though, it is the strong sense of community, of knowing and looking out for your neighbors, that makes Sugar Hill so special, and why its residents are among the most booster-ish in all of Manhattan.


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