College Junior 2013-05-13T20:47:04Z
Small Town Living – Banner Elk is about as small a town as you can get, but the people who live here are usually very friendly. There are not a lot of shops in Banner Elk, but there are definitely lots of outdoor opportunities and the surrounding area is beautiful.
College Sophomore 2013-01-09T03:44:08Z
Banner Elk, NC is very small but its history over theyear make it very interesting. I enjoy going on a hike up the mountain or going to Wildcat Lake. Its not too far from App State in Boone.
College Senior 2012-08-03T18:10:33Z
Small Town. Banner Elk is a small town, the whole one stoplight deal. But it's great. Most of the people are a retired community so it's nice and peaceful. You rarely hear any sirens of any sort, except for the fire department because they are right across the street. There's a dog park for those who have dogs on campus to go hang out. A nice size park if you want to run. A duck pond. And the scenery of living in the mountains is beautiful. It's small so if you want to out and hit the streets, you either have to drive 20 minutes to boone, or drive 45 to Johnson City.
College Senior 2012-03-19T22:45:37Z
Quite and Outdoor Oriented – Banner Elk has a really small population, and the college makes up about half of the town. It's a really amazing place if you love the outdoors and community. You can get involved in anything from rock climbing, hiking, skiing, snowboarding, backpacking, river rafting, horseback riding, to local art shows, cultural festivals, heritage week, sporting events, and even clubbing in Boone only 30 minutes away.
Recent Alumnus 2012-01-09T04:45:10Z
Life in Banner Elk – Banner elk, NC is a very small community. It located 20 minutes from boone and is also a ski resort town, but don't get it twisted. It's not fancy at all and the stores and eateries close early. Though there as places for people to grab drinks by a certain time. I do like the location however, because I am a quiet person by nature and I enjoy taking in the beauty of things. If you're a city person or someone who enjoy the hustle and bustle of city life then this town may not be for you, but you can always give it a try. Who knows, the skiing/snowboarding, mountain biking, hiking and rock climbing may draw you in as it did for me.
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