Marion

Coming in as the #1 vacation home destination in the US for Travel & Leisure magazine and Realtor.com is the charming southern town of Marion, NC. Named in honor of Brigadier General Francis Marion, the American Revolutionary War Hero, this quaint town continues to hold true to its small town roots as a place where visitors are able to get off the grid and enjoy the slower pace of mountain living.


Surrounded by the natural beauty of the Blue Ridge mountains, a friendly downtown invites guests to explore the many restaurants, historical interests, art galleries, and local shops that line the streets.

Real Estate Statistics

Average Price $221K
Lowest Price $10
Highest Price $4.8M
Total Listings 296
Avg. Days On Market 193
Avg. Price/SQFT $190

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Marion

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3635 Hwy 226 Drive, Marion

$4,750,000

3635 Hwy 226 Drive, Marion

0 Beds 0 Baths 0 SqFt Commercial Sale MLS® # 3725196

Catawba Properties NC LLCCarolina Multiple Listing Services, Inc Logo

396 Sugar Cove Road, Marion

$2,249,999

396 Sugar Cove Road, Marion

0 Beds 0 Baths 0 SqFt Land MLS® # 3850629

Century 21 LegacyCarolina Multiple Listing Services, Inc Logo

120 N Main Street, Marion

$1,450,000

120 N Main Street, Marion

0 Beds 0 Baths 0 SqFt Commercial Sale MLS® # 3820213

NAI Allen Tate Beverly-Hanks CommercialCarolina Multiple Listing Services, Inc Logo

582 Marlowe Road, Marion

$1,400,000

582 Marlowe Road, Marion

3 Beds 3 Baths 3,166 SqFt Residential MLS® # 3886071

Rhonda Silver Real Estate Group LLCCarolina Multiple Listing Services, Inc Logo

4284 N Hwy 221 Highway, Marion

$1,300,000

4284 N Hwy 221 Highway, Marion

4 Beds 3 Baths 3,396 SqFt Residential MLS® # 3902357

NorthGroup Real Estate, Inc.Carolina Multiple Listing Services, Inc Logo

99999 Old Yellow Mountain Road, Marion

$1,250,000

99999 Old Yellow Mountain Road, Marion

0 Beds 0 Baths 0 SqFt Land MLS® # 3894221

Keller Williams - Black Mtn.Carolina Multiple Listing Services, Inc Logo

1035 Baldwin Avenue, Marion

$1,250,000

1035 Baldwin Avenue, Marion

0 Beds 0 Baths 0 SqFt Commercial Sale MLS® # 3886136

Allen Tate/Beverly-Hanks Asheville-DowntownCarolina Multiple Listing Services, Inc Logo

99999 Mill Road, Marion

$1,240,000

99999 Mill Road, Marion

0 Beds 0 Baths 99,999 SqFt Commercial Sale MLS® # 3826003

Coldwell Banker KingCarolina Multiple Listing Services, Inc Logo

31 Winterhill Drive, Marion

$875,000

31 Winterhill Drive, Marion

0 Beds 0 Baths 0 SqFt Commercial Sale MLS® # 3849871

GreyBeard RealtyCarolina Multiple Listing Services, Inc Logo

193 Cross Creek Drive 48, Marion

$849,000

↓ $1,000

193 Cross Creek Drive 48, Marion

4 Beds 3 Baths 3,846 SqFt Residential MLS® # 3848058

Seller's Resource GroupCarolina Multiple Listing Services, Inc Logo

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3259 Goose Creek Road, Marion

$829,000

3259 Goose Creek Road, Marion

3 Beds 2 Baths 1,642 SqFt Residential MLS® # 3906000

ERA Mountain View PropertiesCarolina Multiple Listing Services, Inc Logo

1020 Black Forest Drive 50, Marion

$794,500

↓ $70,500

1020 Black Forest Drive 50, Marion

3 Beds 2.5 Baths 2,112 SqFt Residential MLS® # 3845233

Allen Tate/Beverly-Hanks Asheville-Biltmore ParkCarolina Multiple Listing Services, Inc Logo



Marion

In 2018, the N.C. Rural Center named Marion the “North Carolina Small Town of the Year,” and while it may be small in size compared to some of its neighbors, it continues to grow and expand adding new music venues, craft breweries, and a cinema to its list of downtown attractions alongside long-time favorites like Mr. Bob’s Do-Nuts, Crabby Abby’s Bar & Grill and the McDowell Arts Gallery and Theatre, which displays the work of local artists throughout Southern Appalachia.

Within a short drive of downtown you’ll find yourself immersed in the natural wonders of the area. The mighty Catawba River runs through Marion and is a favorite for tubers, kayakers, and fishermen alike. Bordering the river is the The Joseph McDowell Historical Catawba Greenway that is perfect for a walk or bike ride. If you're into waterfalls don’t worry Tom’s Creek Falls has a short, yet beautiful hike and is one of the most photographed waterfalls in Western North Carolina. At one time an active mica mine hikers can still find some of the beloved gems along the trail. Marion Lake Club Golf Course, a favorite among locals, is a semi private golf course known for its spectacular views of Linville Gorge and Short Off Mountain. But the biggest attraction of the area is by far Lake James. Along with boating, swimming, skiing, and fishing in the beautiful, clear waters of the 6,812-acre lake, there are 25 miles of hiking trails, several of which are open to mountain biking.

Throughout the year, Marion hosts a number of parades and festivals. If you are in the area or looking for a great way to spend a weekend make plans to attend one of these family-friendly events as they draw quite the crowd from all over the east coast.  A few of our favorites include: St. Patick’s Day Pub Crawl (March) | Sweet Treats of the Carolina’s Festival (April) | Livermush Festival (June) | 4th Of July Downtown Parade and Fireworks (July) | WNC Bigfoot Festival (September) | Mountain Glory Festival (October) | Christmas Parade and New Year’s Eve Golden Nugget Drop (December).



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