Marvin : North carolina

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What it's Like to Retire in Marvin

Marvin, North Carolina, a small but growing town of about 6,000 residents was incorporated in 1994. It is located in Union County, not far from the South Carolina border, and about 20 miles south of Charlotte. Marvin has enforced strict zoning standards to preserve open spaces, and a land use plan that requires preservation of greenspace. The town boasts a 27-acre park that features trails, a community garden and is the site for many communtiy activities. The median household income is reported to be over $150,000. Picture of the Union County Courthouse courtesy of Wikipedia and Calvin Beale.


Where to Retire in Marvin and Home Prices

Housing in Marvin is expensive, with the median sale price reported to be about $350,000 at the end of 2014, according to 


What is special about Marvin

Marvin is a small town that boasts parks and green spaces with strict village zoning ordinances.  


What is not special about Marvin

High cost of living; town may be too small for some; there is no library or medical center in Marvin.


Who will like retirement in Marvin

Retirees who want to live in a small town with easy access to a large city (Charlotte), and a low crime rate may enjoy living here.


Local economy is driven by

Finance, Business and Management


Climate and Physical Environment

The average January temperature is 44 degrees, with July's average at 78 degrees.


Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Marvin offers green spaces and parks with community gardens and many community events. For the cultural scene Charlotte is nearby.



Marvin has a very low crime rate.


Medical facilities

Carolina Healthcare System in Waxhaw services Marvin. Charlotte, which offers all types of health care, is 25 miles away.



The closest international airport is in Charlotte, about 23 miles from Marvin.


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Facts about MARVIN
  • State: NC
  • Environment: Urban,Small Town,
  • City Population: Less than 10,000
  • Median age of Population: 25-44
  • Avg Jan Temperature: 41-60
  • Avg July Temperature: 60-80
  • Median HH Income: 80,000+
  • Average Home Price (MLS): $300,001-$500,000
  • Annual Property Tax on a $200,000 house: Less than 2000
  • Total Crime Index: <80 (Very low)
  • Cost of Living Index: 121+ (very high)
  • Culture Index: 81-90 (low)
  • State Sales Tax: Yes
  • State Income Tax: Yes
  • Name of the Guide: jdb

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