What the area has to offer:
Founded in 1899, Appalachian State University in Boone offers educational, cultural and sports opportunities throughout the year on its beautiful campus. ASU’s innovative program for incoming freshmen was cited for its excellence in Time magazine’s 2001 College of the Year section.
Boone, NC is home to 19,205 residents. Watauga County has a population of 55,121. Visit the Boone Chamber of Commerce site and the High Country Host Regional Visitor Center, for information on activities and events throughout the area.
Nearby Ashe County has a population of 26,957, and the county seat is Jefferson. The town of West Jefferson is known for its many art studios and annual Christmas in July celebration. Check out the upcoming events calendar and vacation guide at The Chamber of Commerce site. Throughout the High Country there is a wide variety of shopping choices for foods, and a wide variety of stores that supply clothing, household and project needs.