The town of Matthews in Mecklenburg County has a population of approximately 30,054 residents. This charming town has been ranked #14 on the list of Top Places to Live in North Carolina. In fact, this town has been called one of the best towns in North Carolina, one of the best North Carolina towns for young families, and one of the 50 safest cities in North Carolina. Charlotte Magazine named Matthews one of Charlotte’s Top 12 Suburbs in 2017. Matthews has also been ranked a Top 100 Small City To Live In in America. Niche.com ranked Matthews as the #5 best Charlotte metro area suburb and #11 as a best suburb, statewide.
Matthews has roots that go back to the early 19th century and offers residents a chance to enjoy the historical feel of a smaller town with the appeal of modernization. Residents appreciate being able to stroll down the historic main street in Downtown Matthews. In December 2014, Matthews was designated a BEE City, making it the fifth city to receive this honor.
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Matthews, NC Schools
Students in Matthews are served by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School District, including three elementary schools, one middle school, and two high schools enrolling students in this area. There are several private school options, as well.
Schools in this area include Crown Point Elementary School, Matthews Elementary School, Crestdale Middle School, Mint Hill Middle School, Queens Grant Charter High School, Independence High School, and David W. Butler High School. Crestdale Middle School has been ranked in the top 25 Charlotte area middle schools by Niche.com. Butler High School has been ranked in the top 30 high schools in the Charlotte region by Niche.com, as well as #20 as a best college prep high school in the Charlotte region.
Those seeking education opportunities past high school will find Central Piedmont Community College, New Life Theological Seminary, The Art Institute of Charlotte, and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte within 15 miles of Matthews.
Recreation & Parks in Matthews
Matthews offers a variety of adventures and experiences when it comes to parks. The Matthews Greenway, a two-mile paved path along Four Mile Creek, is perfect for biking and walking.
Other parks in the area include Baucom Park and Stumptown Park. At Stumptown Park, Food Truck Fridays is a weekly event that draws both residents and visitors.
If fishing is what you’re looking to find, Squirrel Lake Park is the place to be when the sun is shining. Matthews has been listed as a Certified Wildlife Habitat, which is an honor given to few locations.
Matthews Events and Activities
Matthews is known far and wide in the Charlotte area for lots of great local events and festivals. Popular events include Beach Fest, the Art Walk-Jazz Festival, and the Pawsitively Matthews Event. A favorite weekly event is the Matthews Farmers’ Market which draws shoppers from all over the Charlotte metro area.
The town enjoys an active Chamber of Commerce, a Heritage Museum, a Playhouse, a Public Library, the McDowell Arts Center, and the Levine Senior Center. The 9-acre Stumptown Park in the heart of Matthews is the center of many town events, and the recently completed Sportsplex featuring five multi-purpose fields, playground equipment, and shelter are also popular.
No matter which season is your favorite, living in Matthews makes it possible to enjoy them all. Spring and summer tend to be a little longer, while winters are shorter and milder. Snow happens occasionally but does not hang around for weeks on end. Temperature ranges are comfortable with a winter range of 44-61 degrees and a summer range of 52-79 degrees.
Matthews, NC Home Price Trends
Just outside the busy atmosphere in the city of Charlotte, Matthews combines the charm of a historic town with an updated suburban feel. The majority of properties are homes with three to four bedrooms. Matthews, NC also offers townhomes and luxury homes for sale.
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