Matthews Homes – Small Town Charm
with Big City Convenience
For people looking for the best of small town living combined with big city conveniences, Matthews homes and neighborhoods go a long way in providing just that. Matthews wasn’t always Matthews. The area was once home to a number of cotton farms. When area farmers cleared their land, they’d leave it so bare only tree stumps were left behind. At the beginning of the 20th century, the farms gave way to homes and businesses, but the name Stumptown survived, even after the town council adopted the name of Matthews. Now a thriving town of almost 25,000 residents, the old name still pops up in commercials and conversation. Whatever you want to call it, Matthews is still growing at a healthy rate due to its location in Mecklenburg County just ten miles southeast of uptown Charlotte.
The homes and neighborhoods in Matthews retain the look and atmosphere of a small town. There are natural areas and seven parks located throughout the city, which provide links to the area’s rural beginnings. Most of the housing in Matthews is low-density, single-family homes, making the town a big draw for families who want plenty of space in the yard for kids to play safely. The affordability of homes and the less hurried pace make Matthews a good place to call home and raise a family.
Matthews has several high-quality schools. For K-12 students, there are three elementary schools, a middle school and a high school. For higher education, Central Piedmont Community College Levine Campus and Wingate University Metro College offer a wide range of degree programs.
If you are searching for a close-knit community, Matthews may offer you just what you’re looking for.