This small city next to Ames is great for renters who want a sense of community without losing the amenities that bigger cities offer. The region has offerings that are ideal for those who love the great outdoors, as well as those who seek culture or thrills.
Facts for Renters About Boone
Boone County, which Boone is a part of, was incorporated into the U.S. with the Louisiana Purchase in 1803.
Boone came into being in 1849, when Samuel McCall, the county sheriff, had to divide the area into voting precincts in order for the region to vote on separating from the neighboring Polk County.
Early industries in the region were farming and mining, as well as the railroads. At one point, a full 10 percent of Boone's population worked in the coal mines.
The Boone News-Republican gives renters access to up-to-date news from the region. It offers both a subscription for the print edition and a website.
Attractions Around Boone
Boone's biggest and most well-known event is the Pufferbilly Days Festival, named after the steam trains that used to come through the railroad town. It has live music, contests, food and sports to bring the community together in celebration of its heritage. The area is great for exploring the scenery. Boone has an arboretum where renters can host events or have a picnic. Seven Oaks Recreation has options for biking, camping, canoeing, paintball and more for year-round athletic fun.