Boone North Carolina

Boone: Right-Sized Heart of the High Country

Named for famed American pioneer Daniel Boone, the current city of Boone in Northwest North Carolina is every bit as multifaceted and amazing as Mr. Boone himself. In today’s age of increasingly crowded metro city centers, Boone is in many ways an idyllic, mountain “island” of refuge for those seeking all the comforts of city living amidst the otherworldly beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina’s High Country.

With a seemingly endless list of places to explore and pure natural beauty, Boone is perfect for lovers of the outdoors. There’s some of the country’s best skiing, fishing, hiking, climbing, backpacking, and kayaking in Boone. It’s also a top destination for cycling, mountain biking, golf, and tennis.

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With growing Appalachian State University at its center, Boone is host to a laid-back, collegial mountain lifestyle. You can find theater, concerts, and art here, as well as a very competitive sports scene. Plus, the city boasts fantastic restaurants, bars and some of the best local craft brews in the country.

As for living in Boone, there’s a spot for every lifestyle and budget. Boone boasts everything from cozy downtown condos in the middle of it all to private, super-luxury mountain communities high up and overlooking everything the High Country has to offer.

If you’re looking for a place you can truly live the mountain lifestyle without giving up city conveniences, Boone is the choice for you.

Median real estate price in the Town Center of Boone is $274,986, which is more expensive than 81.6% of the neighborhoods in North Carolina and 65.4% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Boone Town Center is currently $1,174, based on NeighborhoodScout’s exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 71.7% of the neighborhoods in North Carolina.

Boone Town Center is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Boone, North Carolina.

Real estate in the Town Center of Boone, NC is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) single-family homes and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments. Most of the residential real estate is renter occupied. Many of the residences in the Town Center neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 2000 and the present.

Vacant apartments or homes are a major fact of life in Boone Town Center. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 17.7%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 81.3% of all U.S. neighborhoods. A relatively large percentage of housing here is seasonally occupied (9.0%). This can occur in vacation areas, and occasionally it is also found in neighborhoods that are primarily filled with college students, as some apartments could be vacant when school is not in session. If you live here year round, you may find that a number of buildings in your neighborhood are actually empty.

*Data and info sourced from NeighborhoodScout.

When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout’s exclusive exploration and analysis.

*Data and info sourced from NeighborhoodScout.

Did you know that the Boone Town Center neighborhood has more Scots-Irish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It’s true! In fact, 6.6% of this neighborhood’s residents have Scots-Irish ancestry.

*Data and info sourced from NeighborhoodScout.

NeighborhoodScout’s analysis shows that the Boone Town Center neighborhood has a greater concentration of residents currently enrolled in college than 99.3% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. With 52.7% of the population here attending college, this is very much a college-focused neighborhood.

In addition, the Boone Town Center neighborhood stands out for having an average per capita income lower than 99.2% of the neighborhoods in the United States.

Also, one of the really interesting characteristics about the Boone Town Center neighborhood is that, according to NeighborhoodScout’s exclusive research, it is an excellent choice in which to reside for college students. Due to its popularity among college students who already choose to live here, its walkability, and its above average safety from crime, the neighborhood is ideal for prospective or already-enrolled college students. Between semesters and during school breaks, you’ll notice that the excitement here fluctuates with the college seasons. Despite the excitement however, parents of college-age children can rest easy knowing that this neighborhood has an above average safety rating. For each of these reasons, the neighborhood is rated among the top 1.3% of college-friendly places to live in the state of North Carolina.

*Data and info sourced from NeighborhoodScout.

There are more people living in the Boone Town Center neighborhood employed as sales and service workers (53.8%) than almost any neighborhood in the country. From fast-food service workers to major sales accounts, sales and service workers make up the largest proportion of our national employment picture. But despite that size and importance nationally, this neighborhood still stands out as unique due to the dominance of people living here who work in such occupations.

*Data and info sourced from NeighborhoodScout.

The freedom of moving to new places versus the comfort of home. How much and how often people move not only can create diverse and worldly neighborhoods but simultaneously it can produce a loss of intimacy with one’s surroundings and a lack of connectedness to one’s neighbors. NeighborhoodScout’s exclusive research has identified this neighborhood as unique with regard to the transience of its populace. In the Boone Town Center neighborhood, a greater proportion of the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is found in 97.3% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood, more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.

*Data and info sourced from NeighborhoodScout.

How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout’s analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.

The neighbors in the Town Center neighborhood in Boone are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout’s research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 99.2% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 28.4% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 70.1% of U.S. neighborhoods.

*Data and info sourced from NeighborhoodScout.

The old saying “you are what you eat” is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.

In the Boone Town Center neighborhood, 46.2% of the working population is employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is executive, management, and professional occupations, with 30.4% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (11.8%), and 11.4% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.

*Data and info sourced from NeighborhoodScout.

Boston’s Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn’s Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles’ Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.

In the Town Center neighborhood in Boone, NC, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (17.7%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (15.5%), and residents who report Irish roots (14.0%), and some of the residents are also of Scots-Irish ancestry (6.6%), along with some Italian ancestry residents (5.8%), among others.

*Data and info sourced from NeighborhoodScout.

The most common language spoken in the Boone Town Center neighborhood is English, spoken by 95.3% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (2.5%).

*Data and info sourced from NeighborhoodScout.

Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in Boone Town Center neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (52.4% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (73.2%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also ride the bus to get to work (10.0%) and 9.7% of residents also hop out the door and walk to work for their daily commute. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.

*Data and info sourced from NeighborhoodScout.

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Homes for Sale in Boone NC

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  • MLS #: 174816
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  • Built in 1970
  • MLS #: 213712
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  • 1 Bath
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Boone School Info

Elementary Schools
Hardin Park Elementary
361 Jefferson Rd, Boone, NC 28607
Type: public
Grade Range: PK-8
Enrollment: 804
Great Schools Rating: 7 out of 10
Parent Rating: 4 out of 5
Grace Academy
247 Boone Heights Drive, Boone, NC 28607
Type: private
Grade Range: K-12
Middle Schools
Hardin Park Elementary
361 Jefferson Rd, Boone, NC 28607
Type: public
Grade Range: PK-8
Enrollment: 804
Great Schools Rating: 7 out of 10
Parent Rating: 4 out of 5
Grace Academy
247 Boone Heights Drive, Boone, NC 28607
Type: private
Grade Range: K-12
High Schools
Watauga High
300 Go Pioneers Dr, Boone, NC 28607
Type: public
Grade Range: 9-12
Enrollment: 1351
Great Schools Rating: 5 out of 10
Parent Rating: 4 out of 5
Grace Academy
247 Boone Heights Drive, Boone, NC 28607
Type: private
Grade Range: K-12