This is my Holladay Guide. Rewarded with some of the most beautiful scenery in the Salt Lake Valley, home buyers in Draper are aware that the view isn’t the only good thing about this city. Straddling two counties makes Draper ideally located for travel to and from, making it easier than ever to commute, see the sites and get around. Draper lies in the shadow of Traverse Ridge, but does a fine job of outshining its neighbors in many areas.

Home buyers looking to live in Draper will be pleased to find a number of newer homes constructed for the housing boom of the 1990s and 2000s. Between sprawling hillside estates and starter homes nestled on suburban streets, home buyers have their choice of what they want when it comes to size, style and budget.

This is text for my Holladay guide page. With the population topping out at approximately 43,000, Draper has experienced amazing growth over the past several decades as home buyers sought a more suburban location while working in Salt Lake City or Provo-Orem. Acres of farms were developed, attracting people with young families and shaping the growth and development of the city toward family-friendly amenities. The economy is stable, with many businesses, companies and organizations calling Draper home, such as the eBay, Utah Department of Corrections, 1-800 Contacts, Coca-Cola and more.

There are so many things to do in this southern Salt Lake County city, most notably outdoor recreation. Tucked between the Traverse Mountains to the south and the Wasatch Mountain Range to the east, Draper is perfect for those wanting to hike or bike the miles of trails, ride horses, ski, rock climb and even hang glide. The city manages more than 35 parks and more than 80 miles of trails. Notable parks include Galena Hills Park, Draper City Park, Draper City Amphitheater, Mehraban Wetlands Park, Mountain Bike Pocket Park, Orson Smith Park, Steep Mountain Park and many more. Youth and adult sports leagues are popular, as are community classes open to all ages.

Annual city events keep residents busy and active with such celebrations as concerts in the park, Easter egg hunt, Earth Day, art shows, arts and crafts festivals, candy cane hunts, Draper Days, Haunted Hollow and a holiday tree lighting ceremony. The Loveland Living Planet Aquarium is a popular attraction and features aquatic creatures from around the world. Other things in Draper that are worth exploring are the Boondock’s Fun Center, Cowabunga Bay, Thanksgiving Point, Airborne Sports and much more.

The public schools for Draper children have lots of options from traditional public schools a charter schools to private schools. Each school, from elementary to high school, does an excellent job of educating resident children. The most notable private school in Draper is the award-winning San Juan Diego Catholic High School. For parents who must commute to Salt Lake City or Provo-Orem, access to I-15 is convenient and the FrontRunner light rail system has several stations in Draper.

All in all, there’s so much to like about living in Draper and checking out Draper real estate when relocating to either Salt Lake or Provo. Draper is far enough away from the urban rush to feel like a secluded mountain town that has all the charm and beauty home buyers want without sacrificing modern conveniences.