Frequently asked questions & Parents Corner


How close are you to campus?
Under 2 miles away. 2-5 minute drive, approximately a 9-minute bus ride to campus (see map below).

Are you on the bus route (AppalCART)
Yes! We have 3 bus stops on our community and we have 2 buses that come to our community every 15 minutes.

When should I secure my spot?
We have limited availability in all of our current floor plans and we recommend you secure your spot as soon as possible!

Don't have a roommate? 
We have a roommate matching program! Each resident who signs a lease with us fills out a resident profile that asks characteristics you want in a roommate and characteristics you don't want in a roommate. It asks your different socializing habits (such as drinking and smoking), pretty much anything you would like to know about your future roommate. With our roommate matching systems, you are able to take a look through the profiles prior to being matched up, of course, we can match if you prefer, but you do have the ability to look through the profiles!

When will I find out who my roommates are?
When placements are finalized you will be notified via e-mail. This typically happens in late July.

What does it take to secure my spot?
You will need to start an online application!

Will I have my own bathroom?
Yes! Every single bedroom no matter which floor plan you pick, you will have your own bathroom.

Will I be able to meet other students?
Of course! We have resident events on a weekly basis that are very popular amongst all our residents.

Can I park my car on the property?
We offer free parking at The Cottages and also have guest parking in certain areas of the property.


The Cottages of Boone is the best student neighborhood near the Appalachian State College campus. We offer 1 through 5 bedroom cottages, duplexes, and townhomes. With a variety of options to choose from and a number of amenities, we are sure to be the best option in student living for your son or daughter.

A few things that set us apart…


Located off of Fallview Lane, The Cottages are located within close proximity of the Appalachian State’s Campus.


The Cottages offer individual leases which means you are responsible for your student and not their roommates.


No roommates in mind… No problem! The Cottages offer a great roommate matching program that will give each individual the opportunity to meet prospective roommates prior to moving in together. Every resident completes a resident profile sheet that will assist in roommate matching.


A huge clubhouse filled with the latest and greatest amenities will be available for the enjoyment of all residents. On-site management and maintenance will also available in the clubhouse on a daily basis to assist with the needs of your student.


The Cottages staff strives to provide the highest level of service to each and every resident. Weekly and monthly events are planned for the enjoyment of each resident. Aerobic and tutoring classes are just samples of some of the services provided in the community.