Draper Featured in Southern Living Magazine

Pulaski County, VASouthern Living magazine recently featured a story on Draper and how this “tiny hamlet” in Pulaski County is worth a visit.

Erin Gifford wrote this about Draper:

“This former rail town with a population of less than 700 is an unexpected delight that surprises with a formal tearoom, a vista-laden vineyard, and easy access to the New River Trail, the longest rail-trail in Virginia.”

The article goes on to give suggestions on what to do, where to eat, and where to stay while in Draper.

Historic Draper is one of the unique communities that make up Pulaski County. Discover more about Pulaski County here.

The eclectic mix of small towns in Virginia’s New River Valley is one of the reasons our region is so special. Not only is it a great place to visit, but it’s also a great place to live and work. Learn more about living in the NRV here.

Read the full Southern Living article here.


Virginia’s New River Valley: Virginia’s New River Valley is an eclectic mix of interconnected small towns that each offer their own unique vibe and appeal. The region provides an abundance of cultural and social offerings due to the presence of three world-class universities, while retaining the charm and benefits of small town living. The NRV is home to a diverse and innovative business community with companies that range from high-tech startups to foreign-based corporations to specialty agribusiness. These organizations benefit from the collaborative spirit of our region and a loyal, highly-skilled, and educated workforce. The scenic beauty of the region also fosters a deep connection to nature, which is deepened by access to outdoor recreation and the preservation of our natural environment. It’s clear why Virginia’s New River Valley is “A Natural Fit.”

Onward NRV: Onward NRV is a public/private, regional economic development organization whose mission is to attract and retain world class jobs, investment, and talent in Virginia’s New River Valley. It’s also a movement where leaders from business, government, and higher education work together to promote the economic vitality of the region.

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