Marshall, North Carolina is a quiet, historic mountain town with an unexpected and delightful quirkiness. Marshall’s people are perhaps its most defining feature. Spend a little time getting to know folks there, and you’ll encounter farmers whose families have been in Madison County for generations and brand-new homesteaders alike, tiny-home builders, wild-foods foragers, bluegrass pickers and other musicians, blacksmiths, potters, painters, bakers, old back-to-land hippies, young hippies, retirees, families, professionals, spiritual gurus, quilt-making mamaws, gospel-preaching papaws, CEOs, small business owners, and just about any other walk of life you can imagine.
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Homes in Marshall
Home places in Marshall are as varied as its people. Some Marshall addresses are closer to Tennessee than they are to the town itself. Off-grid cabins way up in the hills, expansive, rustic houses in gated communities, old farmhouses surrounded by acres and acres of pastureland, and cute little suburban bungalows just blocks from downtown are all typical finds in Marshall. Patient buyers can sniff out a modest home on an acre or two of land for under $200,000. Many parcels have two or three dwellings, along with barns, storage buildings, yurts, or gazebos. It’s also common for a creek or pond to be part of a land purchase in Marshall.
Rustic, cabin, and post-and-beam style homes are ever-present, but a Victorian-style mansion and a sprawling Mediterranean estate are up for sale at the time of writing, along with a handful of opulent chateau-style, fractional-ownership properties. The median listing price in Marshall is $336,500.
Marshall excels in the things-to-do category! Float or raft the French Broad River, hike to the top of Max Patch for a spectacular view, pop over to Hot Springs for a soak in the mineral hot tubs, attend a wood-fired baking class at Smoke Signals, or check out one of Marshall’s many eclectic annual events: Marshall Gras, Mermaid Festival, Dog Daze, Art on the Island Festival, the Annual Potters’ Market, or the Madison County Fair.
Located on Blannahassett Island in the middle of the French Broad, Marshall High Studios was once the town’s high school. Local art lover and entrepreneur Rob Pulleyn and other locals purchased it, saving it from demolition, and transformed it into a collective space in which dozens of artists create and show their work, offering year-round events and attractions. The island is also home to a town park and the Marshall Farmers’ Market.
For food, drink, and music, no need to travel—Marshall has its own little orbit. Downtown businesses including Good Stuff, The Depot, Zuma, Mad Co Brewing, Marshall Container Company, Happy Cinco de Mayo, Bonnie and Clyde’s Appalachian Cuisine, Main Street Café, Social Diner, Star Diner, Sweet Monkey, and Pot Pie offer food, local beer, and live music. The Depot and Zuma both host regular bluegrass events, and residents can even participate in an actual cake walk at the former!