Retire in Marvin, NC

Livability Score
50
** The AARP Livability Index scores neighborhoods and communities across the U.S. for the services and amenities that impact your life the most.
** 2014 US census data
Restaurants
1. Greco Fresh Grille

Wow. I wish I had eaten here sooner. The customer service is wonderful. Nick offered me a military discount & told me to thank my father for his service....

2. Zoës Kitchen

Zoe's has some of the best food I've had. Always fresh and very tasty. And super convenient that it's right next to a bunch of stores you could shop and...

3. 521 BBQ & Grill

Great ribs!!! great local beers!!!I would give 5 stars for just that!....all good except bathroom facilities are small, had to wait too long for people in...

4. Oggi

Had the pleasure of dining at Oggi with my family and as a foodie--and a skeptical New Yorker--to say I was impressed would be an understatement. The...

5. Cast Iron Waffles

Great atmosphere with good chill music in the background. Came with Holly on Sunday morning before COT. I needed to refuel after a wild night... The...

Golf
1. The Golf Club at Ballantyne

The resort course at Ballantyne is a wonderful test of golf. I have played it numerous times in tournaments, most recently this summer, and the layout is a...

2. Springfield Golf Club

I have played golf all over the country and paid from $12 to $350 (on the company :-)) per 18 holes and as a low handicap country club player I don't think...

3. Carolina Lakes Golf Club

This is my "go to" public course in the Charlotte area. Todd and Doug are two of the nicest pros in the area. The course is very challenging and usually...

4. Charlotte Golf Links

I appreciate the staff here, they are always helpful and polite. The grounds are always well kept. Family friendly too. Also a grass range, which is...

5. Carolina Lakes Golf Club

I am being overly nice with two stars. We played on 9/11 and they have lost every green to some fungus. They punched the greens two weeks ago, but that is...

Active
1. Pigtails & Crewcuts

My son loves getting his haircut here and the cuts have been OK however the last one was too short on one side. We have yet to get the same stylist and we...

2. Core Revolution

I am a non-discriminating spinner. I've taken classes everywhere from my college rec center to uppity stadium spin classes. This is my favorite! Everyone is...

3. Sara's YMCA

Fantastic YMCA with great views & lighting & facilities. We are so lucky to have this clean, nice workout place with awesome instructors. I like this...

4. The Range at Ballantyne

Richard, Freddy and Sam were all very friendly, knowledgeable and provided great service. We will definitely be back to The Range!

5. YMCA

This is by far the best Y in the Greater Charlotte area. This is one of the largest YMCA facilities and is clean, bright and cheerful. Here are the...

Arts
1. Ballantyne Village Theatre

A clean and comfortable theatre for adults. This is easily the best theatre to see interesting and thought-provoking movies in mainstream Charlotte. The...

2. Sports Connection

This place is cool, my family has been before in the past before our son was even a thought. We purchased a Groupon and did bowling (no food or drinks as...

3. Firethorne Country Club

An amazing venue for a wedding. AMAZING. Beautiful landscaping, China. Flowers. One concern. Buddy the bartender. Grumpy. Grumpy. Despite many tips and...

4. Providence Country Club

In October 2012, we had our wedding at Providence Country Club (PCC). It is not often that we give venues 5-stars, but wow, did PCC ever go above and...

5. Regal Cinemas Stonecrest at Piper Glen 22 & IMAX

One of my go-to theaters in the area. Quality, clean, and good service. Love the Regal app as well and the incentives it offers.

Shopping
1. Harris Teeter

We had my daughter's birthday cake made there and it was wonderfully done and delicious! Thank you HT bakery!!

2. Creative By Nature

Are you ready for some excitement??? I am about to review my first home accessory, gift, and furniture store! Hold on to your hats because here we...

3. bevello

Oh, what's that? I love the Blakeney Bevello just as much as the SouthPark location? Shocker. Yup, ladies, this Bevello has a fabulous selection of tops,...

4. Brilliant Sky Toys & Books - Charlotte

Fantastic and unique selection. The staff us friendly and always helpful. My favorite place for children's' gifts.

5. Mattress Firm Waxhaw

For me, mattress shopping is in the same category as car shopping; I brace myself to deal with some shyster looking to make a buck at my expense, and I end...

Health
1. Create My Massage

My experience here was nothing short of awesome. Terry Beale exceeded my expectations. The experience was great from the beginning and continuously got...

2. Premier Dentistry

I recently started going to Dr Jalali and he makes you feel like you have known him for years. I gathered quickly that he is more about his patience than a...

3. Braces By Bird

We are brand new to the area and had our first appointment today and everyone there made us feel very welcome. The staff is super friendly and we look...

4. Ballantyne Advanced Chiropractic

Excellent practice! The doctor and staff are amazing! They never make you wait, and very friendly. I always feel better after I get adjusted . Best...

5. Carmel Obstetrics & Gynecology

Nice, clean, helpful, friendly. All the doctors and nurses are happy and kind. Care is phenomenal. They do not get upset when you have questions, concerns,...