Our History

About Marvin

  • Marvin was incorporated on July 1, 1994 and is one of the fastest growing communities in North Carolina.
  • Marvin’s population is 7,285 - certified by NC Office of State Budget and Management (as of July 1, 2019)
  • Marvin covers approximately 6 square miles.
  • Marvin is centrally located and easily accessible to major employment centers within Center City Charlotte, Ballantyne and South Charlotte.
  • Marvin has strict zoning standards with a maximum of 86 housing units per 100 acres, except in cases of age-restricted communities.
  • Marvin values greenspace preservation through tree, stream and viewshed buffers.
  • Current tax rate is $.06 per $100 valuation, which is aligned with Union County’s rate of $.7614 per $100 valuation.
  • Yahoo! named Marvin the best town in North Carolina to live in for two consecutive years
  • Marvin has the highest median income in the state.
  • Enjoy a 27-acre park featuring a playground, a barn shelter, 1 mile of meandering trails and a community garden with planned community events such as: Movie Nights, Annual National Night Out and an annual Holiday Tree Lighting.
  • Marvin is in the process of developing a 4-mile paved trail along Marvin School, New Town, Marvin and Joe Kerr roads.
  • Marvin is in the process of continuing to develop a Village-wide greenway system.
  • Marvin has three top performing high schools in the state:
    • Cuthbertson H.S. named as North Carolina Honor School of Excellence for three years in a row and was named a UCPS International School for the third year in a row.
    • Marvin Ridge H.S. selected by Charlotte Magazine as the top performing public high school in the region, is a International Baccalaureate School with an outstanding 3-A division Athletic Program that won the state Wells Fargo Cup for the 7th year in a row.
    • Weddington H.S. listed in The Daily Beast’s 2014 as top performing and ranked as one of America’s Best High Schools by Newsweek Magazine.

Click Here for an In-Depth Account of the Village of Marvin’s History prior to Incorporation