Boone

47 reviews
  1. Town in North Carolina
B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Real Estate
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    C-
  6. Diversity
    C-
  7. Jobs
    C-
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$275,200
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$828
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    80%
  • Own
    20%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    97
    264
  • Murder
    0
    5
  • Rape
    54
    37
  • Robbery
    27
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    292
    575
  • Theft
    1,503
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    92
    257

Residents

Diversity
C-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$13,608
National
$53,046
Children
4%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    22%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    26%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    10%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    14%
  • Public Schools
  • Colleges

Reviews

47 reviews
  • Excellent
    11
  • Very Good
    23
  • Average
    12
  • Poor
    0
  • Terrible
    1
I love the small town atmosphere and the people that live here. It's a college town that isn't fast-paced and manners are displayed daily. For the amount of young adults in this town, I am surprised at the amount of character these students of my generation show constantly. The college here pushes you to be your best and never strays away from helping you meet your goals in life.
  • Current Resident
  • 2 months ago
Boone is a beautiful town filled with friendly people. Boone, North Carolina is gorgeous all year-round, throughout every season, from the beautiful snow in the winter, to the gorgeous leaves in the fall. Friendly, fun people make sure that you feel at-home whenever you visit.
  • Current Resident
  • 2 months ago
Come visit us in Boone, NC. Boone is the home of Appalachian State University. Fall/Winter Activities include watching the leaves fall, skiing, snow tubing, ice skating, and snowboarding.
  • Current Resident
  • 3 months ago