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Cost of Living - 4/10/2010
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Paula
Boone, NC

The cost of living is very high in Boone, especially when you compare it to the average income.

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Max
Norwood, NC

Boone climate - 6/27/2014

Boone and the High Country's climate is unique to North Carolina and the Southeast. It's cool summers and snowy winters are much more comparable to places much farther north. Boone enjoys four distinct seasons, all of which offer something for visitors and locals, alike. Due to it's elevation and terrain, the weather conditions in Boone can change very quickly.

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Bp
Boone, NC

Dual Income Needed (or near six figures total) - 8/27/2011

The area is beautiful - living in the Blue Ridge Mountains is gorgeous. But .. the views don't pay the bills. Housing is overpriced. You are better off living off-the-mountain and commuting. Jobs are scarce. ASU is it and good luck trying to find a staff/admin job. Most of the staff/admins are related or grew up together. Small town, low wages, summer time invasion of Floridians, poor shopping choices (Wal*mart or K*Mart), over priced groceries. Closest "big shopping" is Hickory or Winston-Salem. Charlotte is over 2 hours away. So factor in the fuel costs and it gets real expensive real fast. Great place for going to college -- four years and you are out.

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conni
Townsend, TN

How "Green" is Boone? - 6/11/2010

I found ASU by digging around trying to find schools that teach green energy, solar, wind, etc. So my question is, how "green" is life in Boone? I live in Townsend, TN and if I even try to talk environment people blank out. NC is part of the movement putting windpower at schools so I'm impressed. However, I want to make sure wherever I move has enough diversity, most importantly people interested and involved in the alternative energy movement. Comments and info greatly appreciated!

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Paula
Boone, NC

Cost of Living - 4/10/2010

The cost of living is very high in Boone, especially when you compare it to the average income.

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Missy
Boone, NC

Life in the Blue Ridge Mountains - 1/7/2010

Quality of life in Boone, NC is great so long as you enjoy scenic views, outdoor activities, unpredictable weather and minor inconveniences to what most might call 'creature comforts'. The views are great and the options for outdoor activities are endless, however we are 2-3 hours from a major airport and don't have your typical chain retailers (Target, Starbucks, GAP, etc...). Its quaint and very peaceful most days!

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Reena
Asheboro, NC

Extreme Housing Shortage in Boone NC - 4/23/2009

Yes it is beautiful and yes the value of education at ASU is great but they don't tell you that the University kicks you out of the dorm after your freshman year because they accept more students than they can house. The local people take advantage of these students and their familys by charging extream rent to these young people. It is shamefull and the University is not doing anything or even trying to help. Yes they have a web site but all that is is advertisement for the renters who are preying on the students. Its all about greed. What a shame such a beautiful peaceful town with such a rich history and culture has become fodder for vulchers. I hope you do a story on this. I have lived in NC all my life and know many who have attended this fine university but after the rest of the US took notice of this beautiful place when APP State won the football championship It became caught up in the greed of todays society. I am a single mother who has one child at UNC-CH and another who is a freshman at Appalachian. We have been looking for an apartment for months now. If you are intrested in more info feel fee to contact me. Reena Strickland nc7760@yahoo.com

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Reena
Asheboro, NC

Extreme Housing Shortage in Boone NC - 4/23/2009

Yes it is beautiful and yes the value of education at ASU is great but they don't tell you that the University kicks you out of the dorm after your freshman year because they accept more students than they can house. The local people take advantage of these students and their familys by charging extream rent to these young people. It is shamefull and the University is not doing anything or even trying to help. Yes they have a web site but all that is is advertisement for the renters who are preying on the students. Its all about greed. What a shame such a beautiful peaceful town with such a rich history and culture has become fodder for vulchers. I hope you do a story on this. I have lived in NC all my life and know many who have attended this fine university but after the rest of the US took notice of this beautiful place when APP State won the football championship It became caught up in the greed of todays society. I am a single mother who has one child at UNC-CH and another who is a freshman at Appalachian. We have been looking for an apartment for months now. If you are intrested in more info feel fee to contact me. Reena Strickland nc7760@yahoo.com

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Barry
Boone, NC

Enjoy Friends - 5/14/2008

Boone has an open spirit towards newcomers and includes people from many places. Some are simple people with plain tastes, but a growing number are well-travelled and hhold a college degree. Charity begins at home here and most everyone enjoys the friendships that develop rapidly from sports and church life.

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Barry
Boone, NC

Enjoy Friends - 5/14/2008

Boone has an open spirit towards newcomers and includes people from many places. Some are simple people with plain tastes, but a growing number are well-travelled and hhold a college degree. Charity begins at home here and most everyone enjoys the friendships that develop rapidly from sports and church life.

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Joe
Delray Beach, FL

Great people , great spirit beautiful mountains - 12/25/2007

The only thing I wish Boone had was some organization . It also has a hodge podge appearance from poor planning and vision. Other than that a great place

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Jim
Chandler, AZ

Questions for Residents of Boone - 7/9/2007

I am a young professional guy looking around for a more healthy and friendly place to live than my current home of Phoenix, AZ. I just read about Boone in Outside Magazine. Are there many social and business opportunities in Red Lodge or would I be bored out of my skin? How is the weather? Please give my your thoughts. Thanks! Jim

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Sarah
Boone, NC

Boone - Home Sweet Home - 2/26/2007

As a young professional, I know now that Boone was an ideal place to grow up. Appalachian State University provides a stimulating and increasingly sophisticated feel to the town, and the outdoor opportunities are many. Unfortunately the popularity of Boone and ASU has led to hasty and ill-advised development, and soon the pristine mountainsides will be plotted off and sold to those incoming from other parts of the country. It is inevitable, and therefore imperative that it is done wisely so as not to ruin the true value of the area: its history, beauty, and sense of community.

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Mary
Boone, NC

Friendliest place in america - 1/3/2006

There could be no place as friendly as Boone, NC. It is a very unique place where people go out of their way to help you. The beauty is not only in the mountains but the people that live here, Mary Johnson

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Nordique
Huntington, WV

Beautiful Boone - 8/6/2005

Boone is surrounded by some of the most gorgeous mountain scenery on the entire East coast. Boone itself is a small town, it's heart seems to be built around Appalachain State University, which has a very nice campus. Despite its small size, Boone seems to have a decent economy, which probably relates back to a combination of the University and tourism. Here you're surrounded by a variety of excellent ski locations, some of the best cycling roads in the nation, and an all around stunning view of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Nature itself offers so much to do here it's impossible to think of it all and write it in one paragraph. Boone is my favorite mountain getaway destination on the East coast, and second only to the Rockies in Colorado.

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