Millions of people live in Utah, but not all of those residents live in big cities. While Salt Lake City is the largest city in the state, it has a few suburbs and smaller towns nearby that people love. One of those towns is Draper, (AKA Draper City and Draperville at various times), which is roughly 20 minutes from downtown Salt Lake City. Whether you work for one of the big employers in the area or move for another reason, you'll love looking at the Draper UT real estate market.  Some people find that a home in Draper is appealing because of the variety of colleges and universities in the area. The Art Institute of Salt Lake City is a small college with an emphasis on the arts that has its campus in Draper. Argosy University – Salt Lake City also has a campus in the city, and you can also take classes at AmeriTech College. Some residents prefer living in Draper and commuting to one of the colleges in Salt Lake City, including Brigham Young University, which is one of the largest and most prestigious Mormon universities in the world. 

Major Employers

It's hard to watch television without seeing an advertisement for 1-800 Contacts, and that company has its headquarters in Draper. The biggest employer in the area is the Utah Department of Corrections, but you might also find a job working for major companies like eBay, IKEA, Edwards Lifesciences or Musician's Friends. These companies employ hundreds of people on a full-time or part-time basis, making it easy for you and your teenagers to find work. 


Draper is a city rich in pioneer heritage and colorful characters. In the fall of 1849, Ebenezer Brown, the son of Scottish immigrants, brought his cattle to graze the tall grass fed by mountain streams in the unsettled area known as South Willow Creek. The following spring, Ebenezer brought his wife Phoebe and their large family. Together they raised and fattened cattle to sell to immigrants heading to the gold fields of California. Phoebe's brother William Draper III and his wife Elizabeth also joined them in farming the land. Aunt Betsy, as Elizabeth was known, is remembered in folklore for her pioneer poke bonnet and the steady stream of smoke emanating from her clay pipe. Porter Rockwell, bodyguard of Brigham Young, was another local personality of the 1850s and 60s. 

Phenomenal Parks

Draper has eight different parks within its city limits. Draper Historic Park is a popular location for weddings and other special events because of its gorgeous gazebo, but it also has a few monuments and historical markers on display. While the Galena Hills Park doesn't have a gazebo, it does boast a picnic pavilion, playground, horseshoe pit and a walking trail that covers 0.7 miles. The parks and recreation department of Draper offers different programs and activities with each season. After looking at Draper UT homes, you might want to grab a program schedule to find out what you and your kids can do after moving to the town.

Attractions and Events

Draper is a great destination for families and recreation seekers. Hangliding and paragliding are popular activities, as is the Living Planet Aquarium. Ski resorts neaby include established names like Snowbird, Alta, Brighton and Park City Mountain Resort. The action of Salt Lake City is also a quick drive up the I-15. 

Let Sally Domichel help you find your home in Draper

Real estate in Draper comes in every form and type you can imagine, and narrowing down your search without a Draper UT real estate agent is a daunting task. If you are looking in Draper, call the office of Coldwell Banker Residential Broker Sally Domichel, 801-573-1675. She knows the Salt Lake Valley and can show you everything from vacation homes to rental properties. She can help put you in the home of your dreams in Draper, Utah!