Draper is a city in Salt Lake & Utah Counties located about 20 miles south of downtown Salt Lake City. As of the 2010 census, Draper had a population of 42,274, having grown from 7,143 in 1990.
The winds on Traverse Ridge make it one of the world’s best hang gliding or paragliding spots. In 2004, Draper citizens voted for a tax increase that would pay for the purchase of key pieces of property in the Corner Canyon area. The aim of this measure was to protect and preserve the Corner Canyon area for the future enjoyment of citizens of the city and the Salt Lake Valley area. In the fall of 2005, 1,021 acres of property were identified and purchased for the development of Corner Canyon Regional Park, which will consist of parks, trails, and other recreation areas.
Draper is home to the main customer service center of eBay, the tech call center of PGP Corporation, the call center of Musician’s Friend, and the headquarters of 1-800 Contacts. Draper is also home to Utah’s first Ikea, which opened in spring 2007. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints constructed a temple in Draper that was dedicated on March 20, 2009.
The Draper median house price in 2012 was $275,000.