Sugar Hill Movers

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Sugar Hill Movers

Three designated National Historic Districts in the Hamilton Heights and Harlem neighborhoods make up Sugar Hill, an intimate and charming Manhattan enclave. Sugar Hill is bound east-west by Edgecomb Avenue and Amsterdam Avenue and north-south by 155th Street and 145th Street. A wealth of cultural history, gorgeous architectural treasures, plus today’s conveniences like corner groceries, delis, and cafes, make Sugar Hill a secret gem that is quickly becoming discovered.

As you start planning your Sugar Hill move, it’s easy to be overwhelmed when you realize how much there is to do. You can immediately get your to-do list under control when you hire The Movers NYC. With our expert service and decades of experience in the moving industry, we’ve earned the reputation as Manhattan’s #1 mover. From commercial to residential, storage to white-glove attention, we put our customers first. Plan a stress-free, efficient Sugar Hill move with The Movers NYC.

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What to Know Before Moving to Sugar Hill

History of Sugar Hill

During the mid-1600s, the Sugar Hill area was inhabited by Dutch settlers. By the early 20th century, many beautiful row houses and brownstones were built for wealthy white Manhattanites. It was during the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s that Sugar Hill became a desirable neighborhood for wealthy African Americans who sought the ‘sweet life’ up on the bluff above Harlem. The Harlem Renaissance, between 1919 and 1929, was an era of intense cultural richness created by writers, artists, musicians, athletes, and civic leaders such as W E B DuBois, Langston Hughes, Duke Ellington, Willie Mays, and Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall.

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Row houses along St. Nicholas Avenue in Sugar Hill. Photo credit Karen Green on Flickr.

The People

Sugar Hill is an ethnically diverse district but the demographics are slowly changing as white professionals try to snag a Beaux-Arts brownstone or renovated Georgian Revival townhouse. The following statistics are based on Harlem demographics, but in general, Sugar Hill residents consist of 61% African American, 19% Hispanic, 14% White, 3% Asian, and 2% Mixed Race.


The Dance Theatre of Harlem, located on 152nd Street, is not only a premier ballet company but a leading dance school. Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling features a reading nook, art exhibits, an art studio for unleashing kids’ creative juices, and of course engaging storytelling. Family-owned Sugar Hill Creamery is a hit with kids of all ages who love ice cream and those over 21 enjoy Harlem Brewing Company’s golden ale, based on a Harlem supper club recipe.

Jackie Robinson Park, with its Grassroot Farmers Market and extensive 10 block greenspace; St Nicholas Park; plus small sites like Carmansville Playground with its sports courts; gated Convent Garden; Johnny Hartman Square; and William A Harris Garden; fill Sugar Hill with popular and charming green spaces.

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Public Transportation and Walkability

With subway stations at the north and south borders of Sugar Hill, accessing public transportation is sweet as honey and easy as pie. This convenience has earned Sugar Hill a 99 out of 100 transit score. The walk score is 96 which means you can easily run errands on foot. The hilly nature of the area puts the bike score at 66. All in all, you can live in Sugar Hill car-free . . . sweet!

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Jackie Robinson Park flanks the east side of Sugar Hill, offering residents recreational facilities and paths for strolling. Photo credit Charley Lhasa on Flickr.


Sugar Hill is a distinguished district full of architectural treasures. Several noteworthy National Register of Historic Places mansions decorate the district. The Bailey Mansion, located at West 150th and St Nicholas Place, is a turreted castle-like limestone structure that was built in the Romanesque Revival style for James Bailey of the Barnum & Bailey Circus. Made famous by the movie, The Royal Tenenbaums, a beautiful red brick-faced Gothic Revival house is located at Convent and 144th Streets. The lovely Gothic Revival St James Presbyterian Church graces the corner of 141st Street and St Nicholas Avenue. Residents live in beautiful Beaux-Arts brownstones and brick row houses in the Victorian Romanesque and Georgian Revival styles. However, there are also some contemporary townhouses, apartments, and developments such as mixed-use Sugar Hill Housing, built for low-income residents in 2013.

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A view of W. 155th Street in Sugar Hill. Photo credit kmf164 on Flickr.

Sugar Hill’s Trusted Moving Company

Manhattan has a good share of moving companies but when you want a moving service you can truly trust, The Movers NYC is tops. Our decades of experience in the moving industry and our outstanding customer service make us Manhattan’s #1 moving company. Whatever your relocation needs, find them among our array of personalized moving services:

  • Local, long-distance, and international moves
  • Specialty moves including art, antiques, pianos, white-glove services, and more
  • Residential and commercial moving services
  • Last-minute and same-day moves
  • Full-service moving and packing options available

Whether you’re moving within Sugar Hill or relocating cross-country, trust The Movers NYC to deliver a stress-free, super-efficient Sugar Hill move. Why wait? Ask for a free quote now!

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