Boone Real Estate
Located off the beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway, Boone offers its residents and visitors a four-season playground for sports and outdoor activities. Boone is recognized by travel journalists as an "ultimate outdoor adventure destination" in the Southeast. It is also home to Appalachian State University, the Appalachian Regional Medical Center, scores of businesses, large and small as well as tourist attractions and a progressive school system consistently ranked for its excellence.
If you are looking for the best, most affordable Boone real estate, then look no further than The Coves at Round Mountain. Just 40 minutes from downtown Boone you'll find this spectacular gated community that boasts the largest assortment of mountain amenity's in the North Carolina mountains. Enjoy a half day in the quaint shopping villages or drive just 10 minutes out of the mountains to Lenoir to do your grocery shopping or to get a bite out.
Chestnut Mountain Farms includes 231 homes and home sites on approximately 1,500 ridge top acres and sits just beneath the Blue Ridge Parkway. The development was begun in 2004 and is completely built out with only a small percentage of home sites remaining for sale. The developer saved the best for last. Chestnut Mountain is the perfect mountain getaway located just beneath the Blue Ridge Parkway which provides a short drive to Jefferson, Boone and Blowing Rock and is about 15 minutes North of North Wilkesboro which provides all the conveniences of groceries, shopping, dining and medical care.
Boone took its name from the famous pioneer and explorer Daniel Boone, who on several occasions camped at a site generally agreed to be within the present city limits. Daniel's nephews, Jesse and Jonathan (sons of brother Israel Boone), were founders of the town's first church, Three Forks Baptist, still in existence today. Boone was served by the narrow gauge East Tennessee and Western North Carolina Railroad (nicknamed "Tweetsie") until the flood of 1940. The flood washed away much of the tracks and it was decided by the powers that be not to replace them.
Boone has an elevation of 3,333 feet above mean sea level. Boone has the highest elevation of any town of its size (over 10,000 population) east of the Mississippi River. As such, Boone features a subtropical highland climate a rarity for cities in the South.
Boone is the home of Appalachian State University, a constituent member of the University of North Carolina. Appalachian State is the fifth largest university in the seventeen-campus system. Caldwell Community College & Technical Institute also operates a satellite campus in Boone.
"Horn in the West", a dramatization of the life and times of the early settlers of the mountain area, which features Daniel Boone as one of its characters, has been performed in an outdoor amphitheatre above the town every summer since 1952. The original actor in the role of "Daniel Boone" was Ned Austin. His "Hollywood Star" stands on a pedestal on King Street in downtown Boone. He was followed in the role by Glenn Causey, who portrayed the rugged frontiersman for 41 years, and whose image is still seen in many of the depictions of Boone featured in the area today.
The late guitarist Michael Houser was born in Boone. He is best known as a founding member of and lead guitarist for the band Widespread Panic. The Grammy Award-winning guitar player Doc Watson also comes from the Boone area, as do many bluegrass musicians and Appalachian storytellers.