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riginally from Newark, Paul and Marie Schaedler retired to the Boone area several years ago.

“I wish I could say something more profound, but we just love it here,” says Mr. Schaedler, noting that the couple had vacationed in Boone for years and fell in love with the mountains.

“It’s an added bonus to retire in a university town,” he says, adding that he’d worked for a university in New York, but had seen nothing as well done as the Institute for Senior Scholars, offered at Appalachian State University (ASU).

In addition to opportunities for lifelong learning, the area is teeming with more than 400 artists. The galleries, shops and showrooms are filled with the creative results inspired by some of America’s most picturesque scenery.

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ithin a few miles of Boone are several golf courses, and four of the best ski resorts in the Southeast.

“I moved to Boone seven years ago and love what the area has to offer,” says Sue Combes, who originally came from Long Island. She loves the music program through the university, and continues to enjoy the year-round classes through ASU.

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Boone was named for famed frontiersman Daniel Boone, who hunted in these mountains in the late 1700s. Although much has changed, the scenery remains as picturesque and inviting as it was more than 200 years ago.

 
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Boone at a Glance

By Gerald Sweitzer


Boone has been called the Boulder, Colorado of the Southeast. It's a dynamic mountain town which is home to a state university, artist colonies, and nearby snow skiing resorts. From season to season, there’s always great fun to be had here. And, if you enjoy snow, but don’t want to live in it for months, check this out. As a result of Boone's 3,333 ft elevation, summer temperatures typically average 78 degrees, and about 36 inches of snow falls during the winter to attract southern skiers to the highest (over 5,000 ft) ski resorts east of the Mississippi River.

The city of Boone is named for Daniel Boone, who explored and hunted in this region in the mid-1700s. With a population of nearly 15,000, the area offers an active performing and fine arts calendar, nearly 400 area artists, a state university encompassing 17,000, and extensive recreational activities. Boone is often compared to towns in the western mountain states. However, the cost of living in the area is below the national average.

Just one mile off the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway, the area contains cascading waterfalls, wildflowers and wildlife, and a variety of trees found only at the highest elevations of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Thanks to the Appalachian's Performing Arts Series, and Forum Lecture Series offerings by the School of Music and the Department of Art, Department of Theater and Dance at Appalachain State University, there's always something to do and see year-round.

Nowhere else in the country can you choose to live directly on a ski slope, on a golf course, in a fly-fishing resort, in a historic rural district, in a country club with its own airport, in a rustic mountain lodge at 5,000 feet or in a beautiful urban college town. From horse farms to city lofts, Boone has it all.

Tip: When visiting in winter, have snow chains available for your car, just in case.

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