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Quality of life in Marshall

Old fashioned town atmosphere

The town of Marshall is nestled between the French Broad River and the steep mountains of the Appalachians. With its railroad track along the river, 19 th century courthouse, church steeple, and old brick buildings, Marshall reminds one of a picturesque model train layout.

It is on the streets of Marshall where folks nod, smile, and say "hello" to the stranger they pass, where there is always time to stop and listen to a good story, and where a customer is treated with generous attention.

Cultural experiences

Marshall 's Friday night dance at The Depot is an opportunity to enjoy mountain, country, and bluegrass music performed by numerous local bands. All ages will participate in the dancing and the cake walks.

The Madison County Arts Council strives to bring a constantly expanding array of exciting arts activities to Madison County .

Bluegrass jamming on Thursday night at Zuma Coffee is one of many dining-with-music experiences.

Temperate climate

Marshall 's temperate climate offers residents a comfortable lifestyle. Residents enjoy a mild climate with four distinct seasons. With an annual average high temperature of 84 degrees and average low of 24, the thermometer rarely falls below 20 degrees in the winter or rises above 90 degrees in the summer. Winters are considered mild and manageable. The wettest months are in spring and fall with around 40 inches of rainfall each year.  Weather Link

Lifelong Learning

Nearby Mars Hill College and AB Tech provide traditional college courses as well as classes for adults.

The town has also earned a reputation as a writers' and readers' haven, with one of the state's most beautiful libraries, a strong local newspaper, and a bookstore in the making. Marshall is a sometimes subtle, sometimes obvious setting in many books including those by local author Vicki Lane and New York Times Bestselling Author Sharyn McCrumb.

Opportunities to delve into the arts are provided through the Madison County Arts Council , based in Marshall.

The Very Small Business Center offers those with a business spirit resources to start or grow their own business.