Marvin Named in Top Ten 'Best Cities'

Posted by Melody Thursday, February 11, 2016 10:53:00 AM

The Village of Marvin ranks in second place in the recent "Best Cities for Young Families in North Carolina" listing done by the website NerdWallet (click here for the in depth story).  The analysis looked at home affordability, prosperity and growth, quality of education  and family friendliness.  The Town of Waxhaw was listed as the top town.  

Here's what they had to say about Marvin:

Marvin

The Irish playwright Sean O’Casey once wrote: “Money does not make you happy, but it quiets the nerves.” While we aren’t claiming that residents of Marvin are unhappy (in fact, North Carolina is one of the happiest states in the country), this Charlotte suburb is actually the most expensive town not only in the top 10, but also in all of the places we analyzed. However, Marvin offers a nearly unmatched package for the price. Schools are top notch — it is one of three places in our top 10 with a perfect 10 score from GreatSchools, and Marvin’s three public high schools rank among the top 15 in the entire state. Additionally, family incomes have grown nearly 85% since 1999, the largest gain in the top 10. And 72% of family households in the village have at least one child under 18, the highest proportion in the entire state.