Community - Matthews
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Matthews is a large suburban town located southeast of Charlotte. This tree-lined, upper-middle-class community has a rich local history, ongoing community events, and beautiful homes.
Matthews real estate includes stately homes with modern amenities and features. Homes are typically designed in the traditional style, with brick exteriors, hardwood flooring, spacious porches, and large backyards. This is an ideal area to purchase a luxury property, as Matthews is one of the best communities in the area for home values. With a wide range in price points, sizes and features, homes in Matthews are some of the best in the region.
Lifestyle and Attractions
Matthews has received a number of accolades over the years, including one of the Top Ten Suburban Cities in America. The population of this suburban region has grown significantly over time; 191 people lived in Matthews in 1880, and today it is home to approximately 30,000 people. The Matthews Commercial District includes 10 buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places, dating from the late 19th century to the early 20th century. The charming downtown area includes a number of local boutiques and restaurants, in addition to the stately Matthews Town Hall hosting a library and picturesque park. Matthews is home to the headquarters of Family Dollar Stores, a Fortune 500 company.
Matthews hosts many scenic parks, including Squirrel Lake Park, a 29-acre park with a fishing pond, picnic shelters, a playground, a horseshoe pit, walking trails and more. Stumptown Park hosts a number of community events, and features a performance stage, outdoor grill and picnic area, playground, sand volleyball court, and more. Matthews has several arts and cultural centers, including Matthews Heritage Museum, McDowell Arts Center and Matthews Playhouse. Residents of Matthews look forward to a variety of annual community events and festivals, such as the Matthews Alive Festival and the Matthews Community Farmers’ Market. The expansive Sycamore Commons Shopping Center at the heart of Matthews is a popular retail destination for Matthews residents.
Nearby Schools and Higher Education
Matthews is part of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, which includes 157 schools throughout the region. Matthews is home to Matthews Elementary School, Crestdale Middle School, David W. Butler High School, and a number of other public schools. Matthews residents may access a variety of nearby private schools in neighboring communities. Matthews is also home to a campus of Central Piedmont Community College.
Before the arrival of Europeans in the 1800s, the rolling hills of Mathews were home to the Waxhaw tribe. Over time, the area’s rich game and forests attracted hunters, traders, lumberjacks and farmers. The town was originally called Stumptown, then later changed to Fullwood, until it was named after Matthews’ train station, which is still in operation, in 1874.
Approximate Distance to:
Uptown Charlotte: 12 Miles
Charlotte Douglas International Airport: 18.5 Miles
Novant Health Matthews Medical Center: 1.5 Miles
Carolinas Medical Center: 11 Miles
I-485: 2 Miles
Properties within a 0.79 mile radius and similar in price (± 10%)