Thinking about moving to Boone
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Boonie

Maiden, NC

#42 Feb 27, 2014
I don't know why anyone who has to earn a living would move to boone unless they have a job at ASU or some other well paying employer. Most jobs are not paying very well and if it's a lower skilled job that can be done by a student or retiree then they will do it for minimum wage. But the costs of housing here are not discounted because of the low wages. Too many students and tourists competing for the available properties have kept rents high (although this is starting to change with the building of so much new student apartments).

If you aren't coming here for a particular job, you are probably better off financially trying Ashe county or one of the other counties nearby.
Not a jody fan

Lenoir, NC

#43 Feb 27, 2014
Too many snobby college pricks and idiot drivers, mostly from up north, Virginia, and florida.
I think Virginia idiots are the worst.
uncle jesse

Newland, NC

#44 Feb 28, 2014
Not a jody fan wrote:
Too many snobby college pricks and idiot drivers, mostly from up north, Virginia, and florida.
I think Virginia idiots are the worst.
yea and they think their sharts don't stink.
Kathryn

New Orleans, LA

#45 Jun 5, 2014
Rent is expensive?

Bahahahahaha

I live in New Orleans. In a total craphole that is tilting on its foundation and has questionable plumbing at best ... and our stuff gets stolen all the time. I have priced similar places in your town -- yep, the rent is about 1/2 to 2/3 what I'm paying right now.

I'd say that "expensive" is probably relative?
Too old t

Tucker, GA

#46 Jul 23, 2014
Reconsider wrote:
Thinking about moving to Boone, think twice. Let us assume you are fortunate and land job paying $30,000 a year.
1) You will be unable to obtain a mortgage on a $250,000 property unless you bring a $100,000 in cash with you. Few properities are available for less than that unless it is a one room shack.
2) Traffic is miserable and you will have to commute.
3) Most students, who dominate the local population, are rude and tolerated by the police and business because of the money they have. You will be at their mercy.
4) You will always be viewed as an outsider. Read the blog on the Appalachian Cultural Museum to see how outsiders are regarded.
5) You will find prices higher and when you start traveling outside of Boone to shop because of the local merchants jacking up prices you will be regarded as a traitor. Check the local television channel.
6) If you desire companionship no one will want you. University people tend to date university people and locals tend to date locals.
7) Review your potential employer carefully. You will find that same go through perennial cuts in staff to balance their weak budgets.
Welcome to Boone.
Seriously? You are not priv enough to live in Boone! You don't know it... Are u a effin lawyer or a real estate agen gone "I'm a google high country smarty britches," cha... I think your nither you stupid undeserving sip of even a pbr... Ps have you ever sipped from a cottonwood growler? Didn't think so me/ms pathetic excuse for your unwanted cents in 2014. You are a tool! Come on to Boone town! We shame peeps like this fool...
Lol

Boone, NC

#47 Jul 25, 2014
Kathryn wrote:
Rent is expensive?
Bahahahahaha
I live in New Orleans. In a total craphole that is tilting on its foundation and has questionable plumbing at best ... and our stuff gets stolen all the time. I have priced similar places in your town -- yep, the rent is about 1/2 to 2/3 what I'm paying right now.
I'd say that "expensive" is probably relative?
Well evidently you don't want to live in new Orleans either. Rent is expensive for it being such a small shittay town. The only good thing about boone is having such a diverse group of people, if you like hippies. If your not a college partier or you absolutely love to hike/ski there's nothing to do but drive out of town. And yes we do know when your not from around here, then again half the towns not from around here
Lol

Boone, NC

#48 Jul 25, 2014
Too old t wrote:
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Seriously? You are not priv enough to live in Boone! You don't know it... Are u a effin lawyer or a real estate agen gone "I'm a google high country smarty britches," cha... I think your nither you stupid undeserving sip of even a pbr... Ps have you ever sipped from a cottonwood growler? Didn't think so me/ms pathetic excuse for your unwanted cents in 2014. You are a tool! Come on to Boone town! We shame peeps like this fool...
Here is a prime example of a boone native. Notice the grammer
Sammy

Denver, NC

#49 Jul 29, 2014
There is no perfect city or town! Not many Negros in Boone that's wonderful. Low crime rate!
Pot to Kettle

Albemarle, NC

#50 Jul 29, 2014
Lol wrote:
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Here is a prime example of a boone native. Notice the grammer
First off, "Boone" is a proper noun, so capitalize it. Second, "grammer" isn't a word. "Grammar," however, is. Here is a prime example of an out-of-towner. Notice the false sense of superiority.
God

Boone, NC

#51 Aug 29, 2014
And on the 215th day I createth the High Country, for thou art all high.
mtndetailer

Smartt, TN

#53 Feb 15, 2015
We own a detailing and sign shop and a window tint business, all in one as we are two ppl who run it all. We are thinking of moving from a small town in Nc mountains of 1100 ppl. We will need to find a reasonable shop and house and some good contacts. We are very good at what we do been in business a very long time. So.... Can n e one help me with this decision is it a good place to live, work make money and build a good business. We have a 17 month old as well... We could really use the feed back...
paul

Roan Mountain, TN

#54 May 28, 2015
Don't do it! The pay SUX all over the Mountains, not just in Boone. The cost of living is insanely high. The homes are all dumps up to 300,000 dollars. If you are a rich retired asshole from Florida, then you will fit right in. If you are coming here thinking you can make a good living, you will regret it!
frank

Mountain City, TN

#55 Jun 17, 2015
paul wrote:
Don't do it! The pay SUX all over the Mountains, not just in Boone. The cost of living is insanely high. The homes are all dumps up to 300,000 dollars. If you are a rich retired asshole from Florida, then you will fit right in. If you are coming here thinking you can make a good living, you will regret it!
show me a 300,000 dump in the high country paul.
paul

Roan Mountain, TN

#56 Jun 18, 2015
frank wrote:
<quoted text>show me a 300,000 dump in the high country paul.
Frank. Sugar Mountain. Banner Elk. Seven Devils.
Notice no comment about the low paying jobs?
paul

Roan Mountain, TN

#57 Jun 18, 2015
paul wrote:
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Frank. Sugar Mountain. Banner Elk. Seven Devils.
Notice no comment about the low paying jobs?
Also, I said up to..300
paul

Roan Mountain, TN

#58 Jun 18, 2015
paul wrote:
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Also, I said up to..300
I bought a house for 240 & thought I got a deal...WRONG.
FULL OF MOLD. WARPED FLOORS. CEILING LEAKED. WORST HOUSE I HAVE EVER OWNED. HAD TWO INSPECTORS!!!
THEY WANTED 270! Sugar Mountain homes suck!
Have fixed 80% and will fix the rest before I sell it and get out of this shitty little dumpy nothing town next year. God I can't wait to get out of this conservative right wing ignorant religious small minded slave labor of a nothing town.
frank

Mountain City, TN

#59 Jun 18, 2015
paul wrote:
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Also, I said up to..300
i still would like to see a home that is even around or close to 300,000 that's a dump.yes they are quiet a few low paying jobs the cost of living is high full of floridiot assholes and such.but compared to anywhere else the homes are just as nice just saying.
frank

Mountain City, TN

#60 Jun 18, 2015
paul wrote:
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I bought a house for 240 & thought I got a deal...WRONG.
FULL OF MOLD. WARPED FLOORS. CEILING LEAKED. WORST HOUSE I HAVE EVER OWNED. HAD TWO INSPECTORS!!!
THEY WANTED 270! Sugar Mountain homes suck!
Have fixed 80% and will fix the rest before I sell it and get out of this shitty little dumpy nothing town next year. God I can't wait to get out of this conservative right wing ignorant religious small minded slave labor of a nothing town.
you kinda sound like you will fit in with a floridian that's all they do complain about this and that and never happy.if this area is such a bad place maybe you would be happy elsewhere maybe like florida.
griggs7948

Boone, NC

#61 Feb 10, 2017
Boone North Carolina sucks ass so bad it is fuckin unreal!!! The whole town is revolved around the college, Appilacian State University, and there is also a homeless shelter here that's houses all the bums from all over 5 counties, and if your car breaks down and you have to ride the free bus transportation all you will ever see is bums that got kicked out of the homeless shelter,not to mention the ones who have to ride it all day because the Hospitality House (homeless shelter kicks everyone out at 6 am. and stuck up college kids who think they know everything. I ham from Pa and feel.like I am stuck here with no car in a tiny apartment and can't get out of here, with the way the bus runs you can't keep a job around here, and that's if you are lucky enough to find one at like McDonald's!!! Further more they have so many food banks here that they think everyone here is starving, but you might as well join in and take the food at the food banks, because their is no way out of it. And just become a volunteer because that is the only job you will find here. Stuck like chuck in NC, can't get out.Wish I never came here. THE PLACE SUCKS!!!! It's full of drugs and homeless people and drunk college kids.

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