The Town of Boone issued a statement on Friday regarding being named one of the best southern college towns by Southern Living Magazine. It appears below.
“Boone joins other small towns in the south, which is defined by the publication as a population of less than 350,000 and a place where the university is a driving force in the character of the town. According to Southern Living magazine, Boone was chosen among other southern small towns with schools which are beloved by their fan bases and alumni, as well as schools that explore exciting academics and research that promises to reach the wider world. While all of these are true for Boone, our town stands out as being “a creative small town filled with folk art and bluegrass”, as well as an “outdoor paradise”. Those of us who are lucky enough to call Boone home know these facts and more to be true.
The Town of Boone is proud of this distinction, and we invite you to view to see the entire list at http://www.southernliving.com/travel/2016-best-college-towns.”