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Old 02-07-2010, 11:08 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City
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My husband and have lived in Draper for 7 years now. I like the area except that it seems we are pretty much the only non-Mormons in the neighborhood. Nothing against the beliefs but I would just love to meet some like minded people who I could have a glass of wine with or who won't look at me with judgement because I enjoy a cup of coffee.

I've found it more difficult after having my son because there are a lot of kids in my neighborhood but none of their moms are interested in getting to know us once they became aware that our beliefs differ. It's sad and it sucks. I've tried some mommy groups but to be completely honest I usually feel like an outsider, again because of the religious discussions, etc. So, any suggestions how a young, non-mormon, responsible but still fun mommy can make some new girlfriends?? I'm kinda getting a bit lonely.
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Old 02-07-2010, 11:16 PM
 
Location: South Jordan, Utah
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I wonder if I just live in a unique area, we have plenty of non-Mormon and Mormon friends. We have at least one Mormon kid over a week and our kids go to Mormon houses all the time. My wife’s best friend here is Mormon.

Our community has a wine club, we found it on Facebook, check your town out.
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Old 02-07-2010, 11:47 PM
 
Location: Mostly in my head
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Try www.Meetup.com to find a group you might like. They might or might not be in Draper but if folks like the same activity or sport or whatever, it gives you a basis for friendship. I also go to my local county aquatic center 3xweek for a swim class (indoor pool of course) and made friends there, too. Good luck!
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Old 02-08-2010, 12:25 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City
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My husband and have lived in Draper for 7 years now. I like the area except that it seems we are pretty much the only non-Mormons in the neighborhood. Nothing against the beliefs but I would just love to meet some like minded people who I could have a glass of wine with or who won't look at me with judgement because I enjoy a cup of coffee.

I've found it more difficult after having my son because there are a lot of kids in my neighborhood but none of their moms are interested in getting to know us once they became aware that our beliefs differ. It's sad and it sucks. I've tried some mommy groups but to be completely honest I usually feel like an outsider, again because of the religious discussions, etc. So, any suggestions how a young, non-mormon, responsible but still fun mommy can make some new girlfriends?? I'm kinda getting a bit lonely.
The vice president of my company (who is Catholic) and his wife (who is Presbyterian) live in Draper. You are definitely not the only non-LDS couple in the area. I wish I could give you some advise on how to hook up with some of the non-LDS people in the area. SouthernBelle's link sounds like a good idea to me.
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Old 02-09-2010, 11:13 AM
 
Location: Jones, Oklahoma
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I'd love to hang out sometime! I've met very few people since I've been here. Unfortunately I'm all the way up in Ogden. I found some Mom's groups on Meetup, but they all seem to be geared for activities during the day, which doesn't help me a lot since I work full time. It would be nice to find some playmates for my 3 year old too. Anyone want to start up a group that meets evenings or weekends??
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Old 02-11-2010, 11:59 PM
 
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We live in Draper (and are non-LDS). Our neighborhood is pretty staunchly LDS though and I've given up trying to befriend the neighbors. Last time we tried, the number of missionary visits increased dramatically.
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Old 02-12-2010, 12:01 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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We live in Draper (and are non-LDS). Our neighborhood is pretty staunchly LDS though and I've given up trying to befriend the neighbors. Last time we tried, the number of missionary visits increased dramatically.
Oh dear...that would be enough to stop me.
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Old 02-12-2010, 02:26 PM
 
Location: West Jordan, UT
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A good rule of thumb is the further south you go in the valley, the greater percentage of Mormons in the population. I belive the one exception is Daybreak in South Jordan, which has a relatively diverse group of residents (that's where hilgi lives).
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Old 02-12-2010, 05:01 PM
 
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A good rule of thumb is the further south you go in the valley, the greater percentage of Mormons in the population. I belive the one exception is Daybreak in South Jordan, which has a relatively diverse group of residents (that's where hilgi lives).
That's somewhat true. I don't think you can call Daybreak "diverse", but it's more mixed.

We'd live closer to the city if we weren't splitting the commute (one of us works in SLC, one of us works in Orem). That said, my neighborhood is family friendly and quiet. I really can't ask for much more than that at this point.
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Old 03-21-2010, 09:00 PM
 
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I live in Suncrest, in Draper. We are not LDS and our neighbors are absolutely wonderful (about 50/50 LDS, non LDS). Try the Draper Moms Club. So many welcoming and interesting women and families.
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