The City of Marion, approximately square miles in size, is ideally situated in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina. Marion is located just 30 miles east of Asheville, which is well known for being the home of the Biltmore Estate and a destination for arts, culture, and recreation enthusiasts; and just an hour. According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists there were 81 registered sex offenders living in Marion, North Carolina as of July 19, The ratio of number of residents in Marion to the number of sex offenders is 99 to 1. Median real estate property taxes paid for housing. Marion, NC () Today. Partly cloudy with late night showers or thunderstorms. Low 67F.