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Excellent schools, greenspace preservation, and a collection of new homes are just a few of the reasons most people fall in love with the village that sits right along the North and South Carolina border. Welcome to Marvin.

Marvin only takes up only 6 square miles, but don’t let the size fool you. Since its incorporation in 1994, it has become one of North Carolina’s most sought-after communities. And why not? Its crime rate is much lower than the rest of the state, while the graduation rate and housing values are much higher. Families flock to the area so their kids can attend some of the top-rated schools in the state, but commuters love it, too, because it is just a little over 20 miles south of uptown Charlotte while it feels like it’s a world away. That may have a little something to do with how strongly Marvin residents feel about preserving the area’s natural beauty.


Compared to other places in North Carolina, Marvin is not very old. It was incorporated on July 1, 1994. However, Marvin is part of Union County, and it was formed way back in 1842. Before it became a county, two major political parties fought over its name. The Whigs wanted to name it for Henry Clay, while the Democrats wanted to name it for Andrew Jackson. They eventually compromised. Nearly a century later, in 1958, the county became an important part of the Civil Rights Movement. Today, it is part of the Charlotte Metropolitan Area.

Quick Facts

  • Population: 6,746
  • Marvin only allows 86 homes per 100 acres, so overcrowding will never be a problem in the village.
  • The high schools in Marvin are some of the best in the state. Niche ranked Weddington High School as the 3rd best public school in NC and Cuthbertson High School is a North Carolina Honor School of Excellence.
  • For people who dream of growing their own gardens, the Marvin Community Garden at Marvin Efird Park features 500 square feet and 38 raised beds. Residents can rent garden space each year.
  • Marvin has the highest median income in the state.

Local Attractions

Marvin is a residential village, but residents will find no shortage of things to do in nearby towns like Fort Mill, South Carolina, and Waxhaw. Ample dining and shopping opportunities surround Marvin on all sides. Marvin itself is home to a beautiful 27-acre park.


  • Bistro D’Antonio – Located in nearby Waxhaw, Bistro D’Antionio is as close to authentic Italian cuisine as you can find in western North Carolina, and the tavern-style food and large wine menu often turn Marvin residents into regular customers.
  • Maxwell’s Tavern – For anyone who likes to watch the Carolina Panthers take on a rival on a Sunday afternoon, Maxwell’s Tavern is the place to be. The Downtown Waxhaw restaurant serves an array of burgers and sandwiches, as well as other Southern staples like pulled pork, and seafood.
  • Emmet’s Social Table – Looking for a place to share small plates with your friends? Emmet’s is the place for you. Located in a turn of the 19th-century former cotton mill, there is plenty of space to unwind over cocktails and an array of foods including a gluten-free menu.
  • Stacks KitchenStacks Kitchen is a family-friendly eatery where you can order breakfast all day. With two locations in Waxhaw and Matthews, there is no reason why you can’t fulfill your craving for pancakes, waffles, and omelets any time of the day.
  • Waxhaw Creamery – Open seasonally, this ice cream shop serves homemade ice cream and Italian ice, made on-site. Don’t miss this delicious treat in downtown Waxhaw.


  • Union County Transportation System – Marvin itself does not offer public transportation, but Union County, where the village is located, does provide shuttle service for senior citizens, physically and developmentally disabled adults, veterans, and Medicaid clients.


  • Marvin Town Centre – Anchored by Kohl’s, Marvin Town Centre is a fairly new shopping complex in Union City, along Marvin’s outskirts. Other stores located there include Mattress Firm, CVS, and Starbucks, Nothing Bundt Cakes, and more.
  • Blakeney – For a bigger shopping experience, Marvin residents love to visit Charlotte’s 270-acre complex, Blakeney. It is home to stores like Marshalls, Banana Republic, Target, Talbots, Victoria’s Secret, Harris Teeter, Bath & Body Works, and much more. After a day of shopping, stop by one of the restaurants on the property, such as Chili’s, Five Guys, Starbucks, or Brixx Pizza.
  • Waverly – The latest mixed-use development can be found by driving down Ardrey Kell Road. Waverly is the home of Whole Foods, Ulta, Mainstream Boutique, Modern Salon & Spa, Scout & Molly’s and many more. There are so many places to choose from to eat like Carolina Ale House, Chipotle, Chick-fil-A, Foxcroft Wine Co, Ted’s Montana Grill, Starbucks, The Porter’s House, and Viva Chicken.

Entertainment, Nightlife & Things To Do

  • Marvin Efird Park – Maintaining natural beauty is important in Marvin, and one place that residents love to visit is the 27-acre Marvin Efird Park, which opened in 2012.  It offers walking trails, a horse pasture, a community garden, picnic tables, and a unique playground. It also has a barn on the property that is available for rent.
  • Firethorne Country Club – Outdoor fun for the whole family is also available at Marvin’s Firethorne Country Club. Mom and dad can play 18 holes of golf or take lessons from a tennis pro while the kids enjoy the pool and waterslide. Members can also attend exciting events throughout the year, such as holiday brunches, wine tastings, and kids’ activities.
  • Sports Connection – Whether you are looking for a day of family fun or a place to host a birthday party, Sports Connection in nearby Ballantyne is definitely a great way to go. It features endless attractions, like bowling, laser tag, an arcade, jump-n-play, ropes courses, bumper cars, rock climbing, and so much more.  It even offers programs like summer camps and kid’s night out.

Real Estate Information

Because Marvin in a relatively new area, new construction makes up the bulk of its homes. The upscale community is home to many beautiful estates that sit on heavily wooded lots in gated communities. Styles range from traditional brick and stucco two-story homes to European-style houses that look as if they were plucked from a French or English countryside. Whether you choose a smaller bungalow or a sprawling manor, in many cases, expect beautiful landscaping, mature tree growth, and in some neighborhoods, even a tranquil park-like atmosphere.

Homes for Sale in Marvin

9819 Chestnut RoadMarvin, North Carolina 28173


MLS #3578550

Subdivision: Marvin Estates

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000 New Town RoadMarvin, North Carolina 28173


MLS #3527311

Subdivision: None

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1502 Alydar CourtMarvin, North Carolina 28173


MLS #3617184

Subdivision: Providence Downs

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704 Torrence CourtMarvin, North Carolina 28173


MLS #3622201

Subdivision: Innisbrook At Firethorne

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3616 Sandalwood LaneMarvin, North Carolina 28173


MLS #3474400

Subdivision: Providence Road Estates

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1113 Baltusrol LaneMarvin, North Carolina 28173


MLS #3615469

Subdivision: Firethorne

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125 Stonehurst LaneMarvin, North Carolina 28173


MLS #3609498

Subdivision: Wyndham Hall

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1823 Therrell Farms RoadMarvin, North Carolina 28173


MLS #3595100

Subdivision: Therrell Farms

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2310 Highland Forest DriveMarvin, North Carolina 28173


MLS #3623929

Subdivision: Weddington Chase

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812 Wheat Field DriveMarvin, North Carolina 28173


MLS #3620456

Subdivision: Marvin Creek

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9916 Heritage Oak LaneMarvin, North Carolina 28173


MLS #3522456

Subdivision: Heritage Oaks

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7519 Meadowgate LaneMarvin, North Carolina 28173


MLS #3624421

Subdivision: Weddington Chase

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