It is popular to live in Draper. I asked my colleague Leslie Saunders, who has sold several homes in Draper, what are five reasons she sees that cause people to select to live in Draper. She responded immediately with the following: 1- It’s the hot spot of the east bench. 2- The quality of the neighborhoods. 3- The resale value is high. 4- The number of historical homes that have been revamped. 5- Entire communities of really nice homes have appeared in the last ten years.
I would say those are pretty interesting reasons. Leslie points out that it’s also only 25 minutes from Alta, there is a fabulous new Harmons Grocery, Great Hidden Valley Shopping Center, Draper has a low crime rate, the city has a sustained master plan, great schools, easy access to the Wasatch Front, and that Draper rocks. This all sounds pretty convincing.
Earlier I posted Draper real estate statistics. You might want to click here to see the range, it is quite eclectic in Draper.
What takes my breath away are the spectacular views from parts of Draper as you see here from a photo in Flickr, CC licensed by Nitai Sundar. One home at the top has views both North into Sale Lake County and South into Utah County. At the time of publishing this article the home is for sale and can be seen on this link, click here.
Here are some relevant links regarding the City of Draper: Click each to go the website.
Draper on Wikipedia: My, read what WikiPedia says.
Draper lies roughly midway between Salt Lake City and Provo. Draper is bordered by Riverton and Bluffdale to the west, South Jordan to the northwest, Sandy to the north, Alpine to the southeast, Highland to the south, and Lehi to the southwest.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 30.1 square miles (78.0 km2), of which 30.1 square miles (77.9 km2) is land and 0.015 square miles (0.04 km2), or 0.05%, is water.
The winds on Traverse Ridge make it a popular area for hang gliding and paragliding. In 2004, Draper citizens voted for a tax increase that would pay for the purchase of key pieces of property in the Corner Canyon area. The aim of this measure was to protect and preserve the Corner Canyon area for the future enjoyment of citizens of the city and the Salt Lake Valley area. In the fall of 2005, 1,021 acres (4.13 km2) of property were identified and purchased for the development of Corner Canyon Regional Park, which will consist of parks, trails, and other recreation areas.