Boone is a thriving university town with a population of over 18,000 year-round residents and has become a mecca for commerce in the high country. Home to Appalachian State University, Boone is nestled in a valley in in Watauga County at an elevation of 3300 feet. Boone was named for the great American explorer, Daniel Boone. Downtown Boone captures that small town charm, with its main street (King Street) lined with a diverse array of shops, boutiques, businesses and restaurants. Appalachian State provides a modern backdrop, in contrast with the town’s natural mountain setting. The Appalachian Regional Medical Center provides comprehensive medical services to the region. Guests and residents enjoy a wealth of outdoor activities during all four seasons, including whitewater rafting, tubing, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, zip-lining, and snow sports at several nearby ski resorts. Boone has a variety of real estate options, ranging from condominiums and log cabins to luxurious mountain lodges and estates. Be sure to check out the 750 acre planned community, known as the Hound Ears Club. This community has incredible amenities, including world-class golf, tennis, dining options, swimming and fitness, and is nestled in a picturesque mountain setting with home prices ranging from the $200s - $1M+. If you are looking for a great condo with amenities and easy access to Sugar Mountain, The Timbers may suit your style. Prices range from the low $300s to the mid $400s. Or, for mountain estate living at its finest, be certain to visit Yonahlossee. This gorgeous mountain resort boasts a variety of real estate options, ranging from cozy cottages to quintessential mountain retreats. Enjoy the multitude of amenities offered at Yonahlossee, such as golf, world-class tennis, swimming, fitness and fine dining. Boone has something to offer to everyone, be sure to check out area events, festivals and cultural happenings in this thriving, university town.
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