Welcome to Draper
A peaceful town of 48,000 just south of Salt Lake City
Draper is a scenic suburb of Salt Lake City located at the base of the Wasatch Mountain range. Laid-back and exclusive, Draper offers residents a suburban feel with a strong emphasis on outdoor recreation. Individuals and families find themselves at home in Draper, with its many yearly festivals and community events.
Local hiking trails keep residents active while the town’s fantastic restaurants are the perfect place to unwind with a view. Draper features several architectural styles, from classic farmhouses to cozy craftsman homes and modern masterpieces.
What to Love
The local lifestyle in Draper is centered around the community. With a wide array of community events and recreational programs, Draper is always giving residents an excuse to come together and have fun. Being only 19 miles south of Salt Lake City allows locals to access opportunities and amenities in the city while spending their recreational hours enjoying their stunning hometown.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
For a laid-back bite at one of the best breakfast and lunch spots in town, locals head to Penny Ann’s Cafe. The Ridge Cafe is another top option with wood-fired pizza, sandwiches, and an attached market for locally sourced meat and produce. For a unique dining experience, there’s the Garage Grill, featuring a selection of race cars in addition to their menu of pub fare and sushi. Dinner with a view comes at the Cliff Dining Pub, an elevated eatery with a mix of cultural cuisines from sushi to pasta to steak.
When it comes to entertainment, Draper puts on comedy shows, musicals, and plays at the Draper Historic Theatre. The Draper Amphitheater is the town’s gorgeous outdoor venue that hosts regular concerts, plays, and other productions. All the best shopping in Draper happens at the Hidden Valley Shopping Center, Draper Peaks, and Draper Crossing. Residents are also a short drive from the Shops at South Town in Sandy.
Things to Do
Draper has a wealth of community festivals, events, and venues for learning and recreation. The Loveland Living Planet Aquarium is an incredible exhibit featuring not only sea creatures but Asian and South American birds and mammals, too. The Hidden Valley Country Club is the premier club in town, offering golf, dining, swimming, and special events for members. Members can play a round on the club’s 27-hole course, stock up at the pro shop, or hone their skills at the onsite practice greens and driving range. Men and women can take part in league competitions and take lessons from certified instructors. The South Mountain Golf Course is another beautiful 18-hole course in town, situated within the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains.
Located at the center of town, Draper Historic Park is one of the top venues for weddings, special events, and relaxing afternoons with friends and family. The domed gazebo at the heart of the park is a key landmark and favorite spot for taking in stunning views of the mountains. The park also features a play area and several historical markers.
Every summer, residents can take part in Draper Days, a fun community festival that hosts a parade, 5K race, athletic competitions, live music, and great food. Draper also hosts a yearly International Arts and Crafts Festival, Tiny Tot Triathlon, and a tree lighting ceremony in the park.