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Old 08-02-2012, 04:39 PM
 
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Yes, you are right Laura, I should have clarified. I was just thinking of the general area and some of those do feed into Cuthbertson.

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The last four neighborhoods aren't in Marvin I don't believe, but they are nearby. I have always felt that the community in this area is not by town lines but more by the general area. For Marvin, I'd include Weddington and Waxhaw when considering the sense of community because they all flow into one another. And I think it's really what you make it. If you want a community, get involved! You can do that with the schools, churches, moms groups (I made all my friends down here through Union County Mommies), etc. All my Marvin friends love living there.
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Old 08-02-2012, 04:48 PM
 
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Yes, you are right Laura, I should have clarified. I was just thinking of the general area and some of those do feed into Cuthbertson.
I thought the OP sounded like they meant Marvin Ridge Schools.
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Old 08-03-2012, 02:41 PM
 
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The issue was brought up of specific schools, specific places with the highest income and homes in NC. I didn't pick this criteria, so I'm not sure why you are directing this towards me. If someone says that XYZ is the best place to live in NC and has the highest income, then the appropriate response IS to cherry pick examples that disprove it. This was done.

I personally don't care if people choose to live in Union county nor does average income of home prices in Union or Mecklenburg have any interest for me. These are fan boy statistics. My commentary was directed towards the OP who had yet to make this decision and wanted to hear all opinions.
Fair enough... However, that now infamous "Best of NC" that ranked Marvin #1 for 2012 in NC wasn't just based on median income. An interesting 3 elements to the ranking if you ask me (see below). Now I'm not one to jump on these lists as much more then entertainment - I leave the list thing to the Raleigh boards who love them. But you have to admit you can't write off the whole thing with your assertion from the anonymous comments that Marvin was skewed by "billionaires". The mega mega rich don't report "high incomes" for tax purposes. Regardless of that "median" is used statistically for a reason - super highs and super lows do not skew it like it was a "mean" or an "average". Beyond that, how would that explain Weddington at #2, Waxhaw at #16, and Wesley Chapel at #19? It seems to me that if it does say something about the area if you're looking at the importance of these 3 elements. Heck, your LN area Davidson came in 3rd (but it seems you have to share that with Iredell)... tough break. Looks like the first official 100% Meck entry was #12 for Huntersville. go team Charlotte!
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This article, the eleventh in a 50-state series, ranks the best places to live in North Carolina based on three criteria: (1) median household income (adjusted for cost of living); (2) educational attainment (% of residents 25 years and over who have earned a bachelor's degree or higher); and (3) property crime rates per 1,000 residents (burglary and automobile thefts).
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The last four neighborhoods aren't in Marvin I don't believe, but they are nearby. I have always felt that the community in this area is not by town lines but more by the general area. For Marvin, I'd include Weddington and Waxhaw when considering the sense of community because they all flow into one another. And I think it's really what you make it. If you want a community, get involved! You can do that with the schools, churches, moms groups (I made all my friends down here through Union County Mommies), etc. All my Marvin friends love living there.
Actually, it's the last 2 that are zoned to Cuthbertson. The 1st 4 all are in the Marvin cluster (albeit zoned for different Elems).
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Old 08-03-2012, 03:05 PM
 
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Yes, I didn't realize it was Marvin HS, not Marvin.
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Old 08-04-2012, 03:10 AM
 
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... The mega mega rich don't report "high incomes" for tax purposes. Regardless of that "median" is used statistically for a reason - super highs and super lows do not skew it like it was a "mean" or an "average".
The Census Bureau does not use tax returns for income reporting. They use whatever the party checks on the census form.
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Old 08-04-2012, 10:39 AM
 
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This really isn't reflected by reality. There is a huge amount of money in Charlotte and those with it do not choose to live in a tract development created in the middle of a former farmland in remote Union county. In regards to Dilworth, this is a historic community hence there are not expensive McMansions being built inside Dilworth. Changes to property have to go through the Charlotte historic commission.

I recommend that you take a boat out onto Lake Norman and look at the homes there. There are almost no waterfront tract homes in Mecklenburg county. It is possible to find them further out. We are talking about places where they tear down $2M homes to build $6M homes.

I don't doubt that Marvin might have a higher income than surrounding communities as we are talking about Union county. The vast majority of it is rural. However what was quoted was compared against NC and it simply isn't true. My reason for posting this counter to these notions is the OP is asking for a fair assessment of this area and what was said above, IMO misrepresents what is available in Charlotte or NC.
Not completely true. Most parts of Dilworth are in the historic district, but not the entire neighborhood. There are a lot of tear downs around the neighborhood that are being replaced by new, large homes...some of them builders like Saussy-Burbank, others by individuals.
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Old 08-04-2012, 03:05 PM
 
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Not completely true. Most parts of Dilworth are in the historic district, but not the entire neighborhood.
There are a lot of areas around there that claim to be part of Dilworth, but they are not. Same for Myers Park. A lot of that is Myers Park Manor which was built about 30 years later.
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