Draper Community Profile
Perfectly nestled between downtown Salt Lake City and Utah County, Draper is an ideal place to put down roots and raise a family. What began as a small farm town has seen unprecedented growth over the years as businesses of every kind have established themselves within city limits – Draper now boasts recognizable names such as Smith’s Food & Drug, Michaels, TJ Maxx, Zupas, Kneaders, Great Harvest and Café Rio.
Despite the arrival of those big names, though, Draper takes pride in its country charm and local establishments still flourish. Hidden gems include Pirate-O’s, a gourmet market and deli, and Food for Thought, a quaint bakery and restaurant frequented by locals. Draper is also home to the Draper Amphitheater, an immaculate outside stage that houses public events, charities, concerts and free summer movies all season long.
For those who need their nature fix, Draper mimics other cities along the Wasatch Front by being nestled right at the foot of the mountains. The city is home to more than 35 parks, 80+ miles of trails, and from anywhere in Draper you are never more than ten or fifteen minutes away from fabulous hiking, biking or walking trails.
Since it’s also a mere twenty minutes from downtown, Draper really boasts the best of all worlds. Small-town charm and big-city convenience are all easily accessible from Draper, with stunning views and quaint city staples to boot.
Draper School District
For parents of school-aged children residing in Draper, there are numerous options for schooling. With so many choices varying between private, charter and public schools, you are sure to find the right fit for your child in Draper. Depending on where you live in the city, there are three different public school districts to choose from; Alpine School District, Canyons School District and Jordan School District.
Draper City traces its roots back to rich pioneer heritage and resourceful enterprisers. Ebenezer Brown, a descendent of Scottish immigrants, was the first to move to the Draper area in the fall of 1849.
Brown and his family raised cattle and sold them to California-bound immigrants during the gold rush. The town grew quickly as Brown’s family and friends increasingly populated the area, and by the end of 1852 twenty families called what was then known as “South Willow Creek” home. Shortly thereafter the town was named Draperville in honor of William Draper III – the first elder of the small Mormon congregation in town.
- Draper City covers 30.3 square miles.
- Population: 47,043
- 12,287 households
- 63% of households are inhabited by married couples.
- 34.1% of households had children under 18.
- Median Age: 32 Years Old
- Median Household Income: $110,270
- Median Property Value: $516,300
- Median Listing Price: $587,495
- Median Rental Rate: $1,156
- Average Home Price per Square Foot: $217
- Percentage of New Listings: 7%
- Percentage of Reduced Listings: 40%