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Suburban Living Meets Small-Town Charm in Matthews

Just 12 miles south of Downtown Charlotte, the charming small town of Matthews, NC is within a short drive of the big city, and yet it feels a world apart. Matthews was established as a booming railroad town in the early 1800s, and today it is an eclectic mix of historic monuments and thriving modern businesses. With a population of just 30,000 people, Matthews is the kind of community where it’s easy to get to know your neighbors. Its proximity between big-city Charlotte and rural NC makes it an ideal middle ground between urban opportunity and countryside adventure. If you’re looking for a hometown at the crossroads of possibility, then Matthews might be the spot you seek.

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Parks & trails

There’s always something fun to do outside in Matthews, thanks to its abundance of local parks—like Squirrel Lake Park, Idlewild Road Park, or Colonel Francis Beatty Park. The Four Mile Creek Greenway even provides a paved pathway between parks.

Outstanding eateries

If you’re searching for something tasty to try, you won’t have to look far; Matthews is home to a number of both chain and local restaurants. If you’re craving an amazing breakfast, don’t miss Stacks, a local favorite. For fine dining, try Sante' or Cafe 157 American Bistro.

Fantastic golfing

Matthews is a popular golfing destination, thanks to its variety of courses and country clubs. Pine Lake Country Club is a pristine country course filled with beautiful scenery and amazing amenities. Emerald Lake Golf Club is considered one of the Charlotte area’s premier golf clubs. The Divide Golf Club even stretches across two counties.

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Local attractions

The fun of Charlotte might be just a short drive away, but Matthews still has plenty of its own attractions to offer! Head to Matthews Train Depot or the Matthews Heritage Museum to get a glimpse into the town’s history. Explore the works of the McDowell Arts Center, or go on a hunt for public art scattered throughout town. Catch a live show or performance at Matthews Playhouse. Visit the Matthews Public Library, or get active at the new Sportsplex. All that and more is right here in town.

Community events

Matthews residents love getting together to celebrate small-town living. The town hosts numerous events and festivals throughout the year. Celebrate summer at BeachFest or winter at the Hometown Holiday & Tree Lighting. Kick back and relax at Food Truck Fridays & Concert Series or find some excitement at Matthews Alive! Winter, spring, summer, or fall, there’s always something happening in Matthews.

Public schools

Public school students in Matthews are zoned to Union County Public Schools. This mid-sized district serves over 41,000 students and regularly performs among the top districts in the state of North Carolina. In particular, the district is known for its variety of academic, athletic, and extracurricular programs.

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Matthews offers a wide variety of homes, from old with character to brand-new construction, and everything in between. Ready to find your home in the Charlotte area? Contact Charlotte Home Links today for more information or to schedule a showing.