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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    C-
  7. Jobs
    C-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$257,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$849
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    79%
  • Own
    21%

Boone Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    109
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    49
    41
  • Robbery
    11
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    403
    500
  • Theft
    1,671
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    65
    284

Residents

Diversity
C-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$14,725
National
$55,322
Children
3%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    21%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    29%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    10%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%
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I really like living in Boone, because it's a lively little town. I never run out of things to do, and it's small enough you can easily walk to many of the stores along Blowing Rock Rd and King Street. It's touristy in some areas, but not overcrowded with kitschy stores or tourists. Sometimes I wish there was more free public parking, but that's pretty much it. I love living in Boone, and the surrounding area is beautiful!
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Incredible community that is locally grown. The support that the members of this community is incredible. The town offers a lot of different opportunities for both families and college students. I am thankful to be apart of this community!
Boone is a BEAUTIFUL town! Lots of places are available for you to shop, hike, and eat! There are TONS of river accesses for tubing down the New River, and lots of waterfalls to jump off of! Never a dull moment.