Matthews, North Carolina
Once a sleepy rail town, Matthews main drag has blossomed into a bustling strip where active families and young couples convene.
The growing town of Matthews, set between Charlotte and Monroe southeast of Uptown, was home to just under 200 residents when it was chartered in 1879. The history of this once sleepy borough is beautifully preserved in downtown Matthews, where an old rail car, hardware store and history museum now mingle. This great area has a strip of up and coming bars, coffee shops and restaurants. Community vibes spark at Jekyll & Hyde Taphouse and Grill, an Irish/English joint with a heady beer selection. Local talent shines at Matthews Playhouse of the Performing Arts, where kids take acting classes and more seasoned thespians take the stage.
Real Estate Statistics
Average Price: $476,006
Highest Price: $3.7M
Lowest Price: $60,000
Total Sold Listings (past Year): 1300
Total Single Family Homes Sold: 1089
Total Condo / Townhomes Sold: 211
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Less than 30 minutes from Uptown Charlotte & 30 minutes From Charlotte International Airport.
Downtown Matthews includes popular attractions like Renfrow's Hardware, a 120 year old store located along Trade Street, and the Matthews Farmers Market. The Farmers Market is the largest producer only farmers market in the Charlotte region, and is a great way to start your Saturday. Enjoy live music and cooking demonstrations by top local chefs. Downtown is filled with an array of hot spots to grab a coffee, a crepe or a craft beer.
Matthews has something for everyone. Take in a soccer game at the Sportsplex, a play at Fullwood Theater, visit the library or enjoy a walk on the Greenway.
Consistently ranked as one of the safest places to live, and one of the best places to raise a family. Matthews has much to offer, yet maintains the small town feel that draw so many people here.
Matthews is known for its extensive offering of special events, first rate parks and recreation amenities. From art exhibits at the McDowell Arts Center to Kids in Nature Day at Squirrel Lake Park, to special events like BeachFest at Stumptown Park, there is always something happening in Matthews.
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Entertainment in Matthews
Downtown Matthews is a classic downtown scene complete with dining, retail, bars and plenty of entertainment. Here’s a list of our favorites!
Seaboard brewery – Seaboard brewery, Taproom & Wine Bar is home to the largest patio in all of Matthews. Enjoy the shade under the trees in the courtyard which sits between the taproom and the brew house.
Brakemans Coffee and Supply – This beautiful space has several different rooms as well as outdoor seating. Inside and outside, you’ll find a mix of neighbors, workers, and families.
Umami – My wifes favorite sushi! Make sure to order their popular Matthews Roll — shrimp tempura and spicy tuna topped with spicy crab meat.
The Loyalist Market – This well designed, unpretentious cheese shop offers sandwiches, small plates, salads, and yummy cheese and charcuterie boards.
Exchange Pizza – Located next door to Seaboard, you’ll find an old telephone hut with a neon pizza sign in the back of a large courtyard covered with picnic table seating.
Matthews Community Farmers’ Market – This 27 year-old, producer only farmers market has produce, meats, cheeses, baked goods, fresh eggs and more. Open on Saturdays year round from December through early April, the hours are limited to 8 to 10 a.m and from April through November it’s open from 8 a.m. to noon.
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