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Boone is a small town located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina.

Situated at over 3,000 feet above sea level, Boone is higher than any major town east of the Mississippi river.

Boone is recognized as a premiere outdoor enthusiast's destination with spectacular hiking, climbing, white water rafting and fly fishing. Northwest North Carolina is also home to the Yadkin Valley and Swan Creek Wine tours.

Boone, North Carolina
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Boone is home to Appalachian State University which contributes considerably to the youthful, active culture of the area.

Among GreatPlacesToRetire cities, Boone ranks high in age of population, air quality and taxes. Boone ranks low in demographic diversity and population density.

For more detailed city facts -- including data on home prices, population demographics, medical care, air quality, water quality and more -- click on the City Report graphic below:

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