Many newcomers to the Charlotte region express a desire for a “small town feel”. For them the homes in Matthews are often appealing.
Here, only ten miles or so from downtown Charlotte, you can buy Matthews homes designed for today’s lifestyle – but a part of yesterday. Let Matthews’ old downtown – hardware store, farmers’ market, bicycle shop, railroad crossing & more – take you back some 70 plus years. Not exactly Mayberry…but it speaks to good times past.
Some of the downtown Matthews homes date back to the early 20th century and provide a glimpse of the town’s picturesque past. And a number of the buildings are even on the National Register of Historical Places.
Away from downtown, most Matthews homes were developed post-1980…in typical self contained communities with main entrances, winding streets & cul-de-sacs. You can find Matthews homes for sale at most price points; however the local demographics are more middle class, with real estate prices to match.
Some of the popular Matthews neighborhoods are Benton Woods, Matthews Estate, Brightmoor, Matthews Plantation, Sardis Forest, Sardis Plantation, Winterbrooke, Wynchase and Thornblade. Big spenders can find Matthews homes for sale above a million dollars in Reverdy Glen and The Forest. Matthews condo & townhome developments have become a popular alternative for people of all ages.
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For many years Matthews real estate has been a popular alternative to the City of Charlotte. And today the town’s population at almost 27,000 is one the largest of all Charlotte suburbs and has a heavy concentration of single-family real estate. Locals claim Matthews to be a special place to live, work and raise a family.
Besides residential, Matthews real estate consists of plenty of retail, offices & dining along Matthews Township Parkway and Independence Boulevard, including Lowes, Home Depot, Harris Teeter, Sam's Club, Costco, Kohls and Stein Mart. In addition, these companies are major employers: Family Dollar, Harris Teeter, PCA International, Presbyterian Health Care, Pokertek, Exopack, and Conbraco. For employment elsewhere commuting is easy with the I-485 outer beltway now providing access to major interstate highways and other arteries.
Matthews has a real sense of itself with a Community Center, a library, playgrounds, ball fields and numerous community-sponsored events …including the annual Stumptown Festival, a summer concert and movie series, the Picnic on the Green, the Matthews Community Farmers’ Market, a Fourth of July parade and its Matthews Alive! Festival which attracts more than 100,000 people each Labor Day weekend for food, fun and music. Matthews real estate gives you get more than brick & mortar.
Matthews Schools :: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
Public Matthews schools are a part of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS). The elementary schools consist of:
- Crown Point Elementary
- Elizabeth Lane Elementary
- Matthews Elementary
For middle school, the Matthews elementary schools feed into Crestdale Middle School or Mint Hill Middle School.
The Matthews high schools are Butler High School and Providence High School.
All Matthew home buyers with children in school are advised to conduct their own research into potential schools before buying a home. This should include a visit to the school(s), in addition an analysis of all available information. The NC School Report Card provides an excellent picture of each school’s ranking in the state and district.
I am proud to be one of the Realtors with the leading Matthews Realty and I would be delighted to share my in depth knowledge of the Matthews real estate market. Should you have any questions regarding the purchase or sale of your home in Matthews, call me anytime at 704-968-0547