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Guide to Gwinnett Cities -  Sugar Hill

Sugar Hill, Georgia

You knew there had to be a “sweet” story behind the naming of Sugar Hill. (Oh yeah, we’re going there.) Local legend says that a freight wagon traveling from the railroad in Buford to Cumming broke a wheel while traversing a steep hill, spilling sugar over one of the highest points in Gwinnett County. From a sleepy bedroom community to a vibrant and quaint downtown, there’s always something fun to see and do in Sugar Hill.

The thriving city is poised for a bright future while keeping a deep-rooted appreciation for the past. A beautiful mural in the downtown area depicts the rich and colorful history of Sugar Hill and an active historic preservation society tells the story of this growing community’s past. But city leaders and residents alike are focused on building for the future in Sugar Hill. The city already has lots of positive livability factors – a great city hall, a unique community plaza, a splash park, great parks, a community garden, a performing arts theatre, and the award-winning outdoor amphitheater The Bowl at Sugar Hill.

Added to that mix is the E Center, a live, work, play development. The E Center boasts a 406-seat performing arts center, The Eagle Theatre, as well as a community gymnasium, local restaurants, and retail, office, and meeting space. All of these attractions are located just steps from The Bowl.

Sugar Hill’s nearly 24,000 residents enjoy a variety of events and activities throughout the year including the lively concert season at The Bowl, various live performances at The Eagle Theatre, and annual Sugar Rush fall arts festival. Visitors from all walks of life and all ages will surely enjoy the “sweet life” in Sugar Hill.


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