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Marion Achieves Certified Retirement Community Status
One of the best places in North Carolina for standard of living and amenities.
The City of Marion has achieved “Certified Retirement Community” status, awarded by the NC Department of Commerce to areas dedicated to meeting the needs of people wishing to retire in a healthy and exciting environment. Marion is the only area in the region to have claimed this certification!
Marion and McDowell County has always been a desirable location in which to live, and the prestigious certification acknowledges the fact that Marion has everything, including great medical facilities and a wide range of attractions, places of interest, and shopping opportunities.
We look forward to welcoming you as our new neighbor here in Marion!
Be joyful - we're officially Playful!
KaBoom designates Marion as a "Playful City USA"
KaBoom, the well respected non-profit website dedicated to helping children play and learn safely in their communities, has designated Marion as a "Playful City USA" for 2013.
The designation was received because the City has a public park within a half-mile walk of nearly every child who lives in the City, and because of the City's efforts to make recreation a priority.
KaBoom also partnered with Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust to build three new public playgrounds in the community; Grace Community in PG, Grace Baptist on Shady Lane, and Nebo Crossing Church. While these are all on church property and maintained by each church, they are all open to the public seven days a week. You should definitely check them out with your kids!
Let's Party in Marion!
Welcome To Our Newest Members
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We are delighted to welcome our newest members of the Chamber of Commerce, and we would like to introduce them to you.
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