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Old 02-01-2009, 12:48 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Hi!

My boyfriend is moving back to Draper from Ohio. I have been thinking about coming to spend a lot of time there with him, not necessarily to live permanently, as I have been planning a move to California for work anyways. Just spend weekends there with him.

I'm a 27 year old female, what can I expect? I know that is a pretty open question!

-We are both non-LDS, how conservative is it in Draper?
-It is pretty metropolitan, or more country-ish?
-What kind of shopping is there, more local stores, or large chains?
-Is there public transportation, especially to the airport (that's a very important question)?
-What are the roads like, is it very mountainous/steep, or flat? How is traffic?
-What is the nightlife like? I'm not a party animal, just occasionally like to go out.


I am pretty familiar with the climate, as it is pretty similar to where I live in Ohio.

Anything else would be helpful!

Thanks!!!
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Old 02-01-2009, 03:11 PM
 
Location: The other side of the mountain
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Hi!

My boyfriend is moving back to Draper from Ohio. I have been thinking about coming to spend a lot of time there with him, not necessarily to live permanently, as I have been planning a move to California for work anyways. Just spend weekends there with him.

I'm a 27 year old female, what can I expect? I know that is a pretty open question!

-We are both non-LDS, how conservative is it in Draper?
-It is pretty metropolitan, or more country-ish?
-What kind of shopping is there, more local stores, or large chains?
-Is there public transportation, especially to the airport (that's a very important question)?
-What are the roads like, is it very mountainous/steep, or flat? How is traffic?
-What is the nightlife like? I'm not a party animal, just occasionally like to go out.


I am pretty familiar with the climate, as it is pretty similar to where I live in Ohio.

Anything else would be helpful!

Thanks!!!
Draper is more of a suburban feel than anything. As far as conservative or not, well that depends on your definition of conservative. If you are only going to be here for the weekends, the vibe of Draper itself probably won't bother you too much either way. You are sure to be very busy "going and doing" during your weekend visits.
The roads are flat except when driving in the mountains. When we first moved out here, I called my mom and described it like great plains meets mountains. Flat, flat, flat, BAM mountain.
Traffic heading south into Draper during rush hour can be a beast. There is public transportation available. I am sorry I don't know how far south it takes you though. You can make it to the airport in about 30 minutes from Draper. Taxi's fun to the airport. I am not sure if UTA (public transit) goes to the airport or not. Hmmm....
The climate is really nothing like Ohio. My in-laws live there and we spent some time over there this past summer. It is incredibly humid in OH and very dry here. Makes a huge difference! In the summer our heat is just that, heat. Not sticky heat. In the winter, our snow (usually..this winter begs to differ) is fluffy and not heavy, wet snow.
Night life is not my thing. Downtown has some nightlife, but I have heard that compared to other cities, it does lack the vibrant party type scene. Again, that isn't my thing, so I can't comment firsthand.
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Old 02-01-2009, 06:28 PM
 
Location: East Millcreek
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UTA has route 550 to the airport... you could hop on TRAX on 106th South, go to the intermodal hub (where FrontRunner begins) and hop on the bus and you'll be to the airport. Of course, now they're in the process of building TRAX to the airport but that won't be done until around 2012-2015.
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Old 02-01-2009, 10:21 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Ohh thanks for the info on the climate, kaytidid! I really thought it was more similar with the 4 seasons and all... I'm so glad to hear there isn't much humidity, here in OH it is almost unbearable.

Thank you for the info on the UTA, Lmejh!

Any other information, keep it coming!
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Old 02-01-2009, 11:02 PM
 
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Ohh thanks for the info on the climate, kaytidid! I really thought it was more similar with the 4 seasons and all... I'm so glad to hear there isn't much humidity, here in OH it is almost unbearable.

Thank you for the info on the UTA, Lmejh!

Any other information, keep it coming!
Parts of Draper are very LDS. Parts are just wealthy. Depends on how many 0000s you are use to having in your bank account, in some neighborhoods.

MSR
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Old 02-02-2009, 11:20 AM
 
Location: Utah
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-It is pretty metropolitan, or more country-ish? A little of both...mostly suburban.

-What kind of shopping is there, more local stores, or large chains? Again a little of both. There are shops, grocery stores, restaurants, movie theaters, malls, etc in and around Draper.

For any type of night life or culture, I'd head downtown SLC.
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Old 02-06-2009, 10:26 AM
 
Location: Castle Rock, Co
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Overall I think draper is a pretty nice area. Its just like a regular city. There is an ikea and other stores. The citys here arent like where I Grew up, if you drive on the interstate it seems every 5 minutes your in a new city. Wierd, but makes it convenient to me. For nightlife I Would say downtown has the clubs and stuff. Movie theaters and all are fairly close to draper. I think south towne is actually in sandy but like I said, 5 minuted drives passes you through towns. At the furthest points in draper, on top of the mounain in suncrest your looking at a 15 minute drive to the mall and all the restraunts and stuff.
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Old 02-11-2009, 03:59 AM
 
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There are not a lot of small independent stores anywhere in Utah. It's pretty much chains, especially in Draper. Draper has lots of shopping. Not so much fancy stuff, but the usual big box stores. There is a huge mall (Southtown) about 10 minutes north. There are a lot of restaurants, but again, these are mostly chain restaurants. Although there is a Zuppa's which has amazing salads and sandwiches.

It's a very affluent place, for the most part. And there are A LOT of kids.

You won't feel like you are moving to the country, if that's what you're worried about.
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