Located in both Salt Lake and Utah counties, Draper is a small community about 20 miles away from downtown Salt Lake City. The beautiful city of Draper lies among some of natures best resources, although there are plenty of urban amenities just a short drive away. Jordan River Parkway and Corner Canyon are two of the most pristine nature reserves in the area, and Traverse Ridge is one of the best hang gliding spots in the region. Residents in Draper apartments for rent are often adventure seekers that want to live along the mountainside. According to statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau about 43,000 residents live in Draper.
The early history of Draper began when pioneers raised cattle to sell to immigrants who were heading to the gold fields of California. These settlers were very prosperous for some time until the mid-1800s. The stunning Draper Historic Park is located in the center of the town and marks where settlers once lived and battled a long time ago. Many residents of the area enjoy this park on a daily basis, and many people get married there. People living in Draper rentals enjoy the easy pace of residential life, the fast-growing suburban community, and great location. Because Draper is in two large counties, it is an economic powerhouse with a healthy commercial market.
The Draper City Amphitheater was built in 2010 along the hillside. Located on South Mountain and set against the southeast mountain range, the Draper Amphitheater features breathtaking views of the Salt Lake Valley, and holds 2,200 guests.
Residents of Draper are so close to downtown Salt Lake City so they can easily attend one of the many events held in the city each year. Some of the events include the Salt Lake City Film Festival, Salt Lake City International Jazz Festival, 9th & 9th Street Festival and the Salt Lake Greek Festival. Draper is also located near eight world-class ski resorts.
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