Welcome—to the Hub of the High Country
Through the years Boone North Carolina has become the hub of commerce in the North Carolina High Country area offering virtually everything a resident or visit can desire. Check out our Boone Area Buyer's Guide.
The main street of downtown Boone, King Street, still possesses the nostalgic feel of small town America. Diverse businesses, restaurants, shops and boutiques line the streets of downtown and the soaring buildings of Appalachian State University provide a modern backdrop for this vibrant mountain town.
Another modern convenience utilized and appreciated by the local community is the Appalachian Regional Healthcare System, the healthcare mecca providing comprehensive services for the surrounding region.
The Town of Boone's history began in the early 1800's and all that existed was a dirt road. When a post office entered town, more and more stores and homes were built. Remaining a small town for over 100 years, the foundation of Appalachian State University as a four-year institution in the 1950's and 60's, created an opportunity for the town to grow in not only diversity, but in breadth of entertainment as well. Drawing students from all over the world, Appalachian State University has helped the town of Boone grow into a diverse sanctuary for thrill seekers and adventure lovers of all ages.