Conveniently located in the Charlotte Metro area, the Town of Matthews is a charming place to visit and a superb place to live. Matthews is a quaint town where people of all ages enjoy a lifestyle of leisure and a coveted quality of life. Matthews began as a place of trade and merchandise. In the 1800’s a railroad station was located here, which was a convenience for its farmers. A number of trains still roll through town several times a day. Get an up close view of the trains from the historic Town Depot/Visitor’s Center. The Depot offers a free interactive experience for your family— an historic red caboose is a favorite spot for wedding/prom/ family photos and a fun place where children are welcome to play. Throughout the year the Matthews Train Depot and Visitors Center is open Monday - Friday from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Take a stroll through charming town filled with a mixture of the new and the historic. Take a minute and see the town’s historical mural inside the Public Library which is located near the Depot. Visit Renfrow Hardware store, where everything you need is under one roof. Where for over 100 years, people have been enjoying a cold glass bottle soda, viewing baby chickens, buying garden plants or that hard-to-find hardware item. If it is chilly outside, sit around the pot belly stove and hear a tall tale or two. A number of other stores, from antiques to consignment, will allow you to purchase affordable, unique items for gifts—or for yourself. Don't forget to eat at one of the restaurants. Choose from fine dining at Sante's to amazing ethnic fare from Thai, Polish and Chinese cuisine.
There are many activities for young and senior citizens. Discover the rich history of Matthews at the Matthews Historical Museum, Heritage Museum or McDowell Arts Center. Matthews even has its own ballet company! Outdoor activities include many parks including the new Sportsplex while Seniors can spend many leisurely hours at the Levine Center.
Start your weekend by grabbing a hot beverage and danish at the local coffee shop, then arrive at the Matthews Farmers Market in time for the opening bell. Everything is locally grown (produce/meat/flowers) or handmade(bakery/pottery/ soaps/candles) within 30 miles of the Town. You will also find the region’s finest chefs demonstrating how to prepare the produce you just purchased. Be early—items go quickly!
With lower taxes, strong schools and easy access to I-485 for commute to work, Matthews has become one of Charlotte’s favorite suburbs because it has retained its small town historic character and sense of place. RETURN TO MATTHEWS CHARLOTTE NEIGHBORHOOD HOMES FOR SALE SEARCH