About Boone, North Carolina

The town of Boone is located in the northwest corner of North Carolina, nestled in the Blue Ridge mountains at 3,333 feet above sea level. The town's estimated full-time population is 20,000. The region is often referred to as "The High Country" for its mountainous terrain. The University is very much a part of Boone and the regional community. Appalachian' s students enjoy the excitement of a mid-sized university environment, as well as the small-town feel of Boone and its unique culture.

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For the outdoor enthusiast Boone boasts a wide variety of recreational opportunities, including hiking, skiing, climbing, and kayaking. The region is also steeped in local Appalachian history and culture. Residents experience this culture through local music, theater, and art exhibitions around the region. The High Country is truly one of North America's treasures. For Appalachian students, it is theirs to discover.

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Follow the links below for information on activities and events in the area:

Arts and Culture


Outdoor Recreation

Community Service

Local Festivals and Events

Graduate Student Organizations

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