Resting along the Wasatch Front, Draper is a gorgeous city of moderate size located approximately 20 miles directly south of Salt Lake City. It is rapidly growing, as it has seven neighborhoods within it, and a total population of 47,328 representing the 16th-largest community in the entire state. With the Peaks its neighbor to the east, Sandy is just to the north, Riverton and Bluffdale to the west, and Highland and Alpine to the south.
With its population surging just over the past couple decades, most Draper residences are single-detached and modern, built in the 80s and even 90s. It is highly family-oriented with the average household being over 3. Though it is a highly residential area, with many locals and commuting to Salt Lake City, local commerce has seen its own boom. Draper is actually the headquarters of
1-800-Contacts, and the location of an eBay customer service center, as well as an IKEA. Located just off Interstate 15, Draper Peaks is the city’s primary shopping center, around which you will find most of the city’s apartment selections. Just east of Draper Peaks are pleasant attractions such as Draper City Park and the Draper Historic Theater. The northern section of Draper features the beloved Cowabunga Bay Water Park, and the Loveland Living Planet Aquarium. Ample golf courses are nearby, with Hidden Valley Country Club, Riverbend, and Smith Mountain all either in Draper, or along its border.
Due to its high family populations, there lies no shortage of quality schooling in Draper. Options for children include the esteemed pre-K Newcastle School, Draper Elementary, American Preparatory Academy, Draper Park Middle School, Juan Diego Catholic High School, and Corner Canyon High School.
As Draper is one of the more affluent cities in the state, home prices typically range from $225,000 - $800,000, with the average price around $475,000. Some condominiums are being developed and will range from the low
$300,000s to $450,000. Reflecting the number of larger families, most houses feature 5 beds with 4-5 baths, though finding 4s and even 3s is not too difficult.
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