Marvin is a village in Union County, North Carolina, and a part of the Charlotte metropolitan area. Residents love its small-town charm and prime location. There is also plenty to do outdoors which makes it perfect for an active lifestyle.
Climate & Geography
Like most of the state, Central North Carolina has a humid subtropical climate, which is characterized by hot, humid summers and cool to mild winters. Residents can expect more rainfall than average, almost no snowfall, and approximately 217 sunny days throughout each year.
The village is situated just south of the city of Charlotte, and lies along the border between North Carolina and South Carolina. The surrounding terrain is mostly made up of residential subdivisions to the north and low, flat land to the south and west. A little further beyond, residents will find heavily forested areas, rolling hills, and valleys.
Recreation, Culture & Entertainment
Marvin offers a great balance of being near the excitement of Charlotte while still offering a comfortable, laid-back lifestyle. Not to mention, residents have many fascinating outdoor attractions in their backyard. Some of the most popular locations in the area are Big Rock Nature Preserve, Cane Creek Park, and 12 Mile Greenway. Each of these preserves offer miles of hiking and biking trails, as well as spaces for camping, fishing, and more.
Marvin is also home to many of its own small establishments such as restaurants, antique shops, and breweries giving it a quaint, small-town atmosphere.
Cost of Living & Taxes
The overall cost of living in Marvin is higher than national averages. This is primarily due to the median home cost which is well above the U.S. median.
North Carolina does not tax Social Security benefits, and homeowners who are 65+ may qualify for an Elderly Exclusion on property taxes. The sales tax rate is 6.8 percent and income tax rate is 5.5 percent.
Marvin is within 12 miles of two highly rated hospitals and medical centers. They are Carolinas Healthcare System Pineville and Novant Health Matthews Medical Center. Residents are also in proximity to Charlotte which is home to four highly rated hospitals, two of which are nationally ranked: Carolinas Medical Center and Levine Children’s Hospital.