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Overview of Matthews

Nestled just south of Charlotte, Matthews is a quaint Southern small town offering residents a very high quality of life. The city has maintained a charming old-time appeal, while the modern conveniences of nearby Charlotte give residents the best of both worlds. The city has less than 28,000 residents, forming a close-knit community of neighbors who really care about one another. With safe streets and an innovative environment, the city is an ideal place to raise a family, making Matthews apartments for rent very popular.

Living in Matthews, NC

Matthews’ rich woodlands, trading trails and game-rich hunting grounds were first inhabited by the Waxhaw and Catawba Indians. European settlers moved into the area in the early 1800s and cleared the land to grow cotton, which became the primary cash crop in North Carolina. John Miles Fullwood was the area’s first postmaster in 1825 earning the city its first identity as Fullwood. After the Civil War, Fullwood evolved into a town as the cotton and timber industries fueled population growth and expansion. The city was an important stop on the Central Carolina Railroad connecting Charlotte and Monroe. Fullwood’s name was changed to Matthews in 1874 to honor the company’s director, Edward Watson Matthews.

The railroad awoke the sleepy little town, as farmers, merchants and residents could now connect and do business with the rest of the country. Cotton remained king into the 20th century when the advent of electricity allowed the industry to grow exponentially. Today, Matthews is home to 13 square miles of historical structures and modern downtown attractions. Whether downtown, in the Crestdale area or other local neighborhoods, Matthews apartments are sure to please.

Matthews Work and Study

Matthews is home to Wingate University and Central Piedmont Community College, with a number of other schools located in Charlotte and the surrounding towns. Winthrop University, Belmont Abbey College, Davidson College, Johnson C. Smith University, Queens University of Charlotte and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte offer students an esteemed education in an enriching environment.

Matthews residents looking for employment are perfectly situated to work in one of Charlotte’s profitable industries. The city has become a major U.S. financial center as the home to the Bank of America Corporation, Nucor, Duke Energy, Goodrich, Sonic Automotive, and SPX, which all made the 2012 Fortune 500 list. Matthews itself is also a main distribution center for Family Dollar Stores, with the in-town center serving 200 stores in the southeast. Many other large companies have regional offices in the area as well, offering numerous job opportunities for Matthews residents who work all across the professional spectrum. Rent a Matthews apartment and take advantage of big business in the South.

Rentals in Matthews, NC and Cost of Living

The attractive Southern lifestyle brings many new residents to Matthews each year who enjoy the town’s reasonable rent prices. According to U.S. Census Bureau statistics, the average apartment here costs $886 a month, which is $60 more than nearby Charlotte. Everyday life in Matthews is also very affordable. The city received a cost of living index of 93.9, which is less than the national average, leading many people who want to enjoy the perks of the big city to rent Matthews apartments.

Matthews Attractions and Special Events

Matthews is home to the Matthews Alive! Festival, which is a weekend-long celebration supporting local non-profit organizations through art, music and community involvement. The festival features arts and crafts, a parade, a food court, live entertainment and rides and games the whole family can enjoy. Matthews BeachFest is a local favorite in Stumptown Park, inviting local residents to gather for live beach music, rides, sand volleyball, sand sculptures, carnival rides and boardwalk-style food vendors.

To find a Matthews apartment or rental, check out our apartment listings. Rent.com® is happy to help you find your next home.

Post Ballantyne - Charlotte, NC 28277
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(218)

Charlotte, NC 28277

$1045 - $3015

1-4 Beds 1-3 Baths

Charlotte, NC (Ballantyne, South Charlotte)

(218)

$1045 - $3015

319 Units 1-4 Beds 1-3 Baths

Lynden Square - Charlotte, NC 28226
26

Charlotte, NC 28226

$725 - $1500

1-4 Beds 1-3 Baths

Charlotte, NC (Olde Providence North, South Charlotte...)


$725 - $1500

476 Units 1-4 Beds 1-3 Baths

Strawberry Hill - Charlotte, NC 28211
34
(167)

Charlotte, NC 28211

$875 - $2200

1-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

Charlotte, NC (Foxcroft, South Charlotte)

(167)

$875 - $2200

619 Units 1-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

Midtown 205 - Charlotte, NC 28204
1

Charlotte, NC 28204

$995 - $1895

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Charlotte, NC (Center City, Midtown...)


$995 - $1895

261 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Devonwood Apartment Homes - Charlotte, NC 28212
27

Charlotte, NC 28212

$535 - $745

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Charlotte, NC (East Charlotte, Eastland...)


$535 - $745

296 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

W Flats - Charlotte, NC 28212
31

Charlotte, NC 28212

$581 - $968

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Charlotte, NC (East Forest, Eastland...)


$581 - $968

247 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Park 2300 - Charlotte, NC 28212
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Charlotte, NC 28212

$575 - $1070

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Charlotte, NC (East Forest, Eastland...)


$575 - $1070

384 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Oasis At Regal Oaks - Charlotte, NC 28212
21

Charlotte, NC 28212

$535 - $735

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Charlotte, NC (East Charlotte, Eastland...)


$535 - $735

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Bell Morrison - Charlotte, NC 28211
43

Charlotte, NC 28211

$1152 - $2852

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Charlotte, NC (Myers Park, South Charlotte)


$1152 - $2852

214 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Promenade Park - Charlotte, NC 28277
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Charlotte, NC 28277

$1010 - $2540

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Charlotte, NC (South Charlotte, The Arboretum)


$1010 - $2540

252 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Legacy Ballantyne - Charlotte, NC 28277
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(61)

Charlotte, NC 28277

$950 - $3270

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Charlotte, NC (Ballantyne, South Charlotte)

(61)

$950 - $3270

282 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Alpha Mill - Charlotte, NC 28206
35

Charlotte, NC 28206

$1000 - $2015

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Charlotte, NC


$1000 - $2015

167 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Mezzo1 - Charlotte, NC 28211
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(6)

Charlotte, NC 28211

$995 - $1895

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Charlotte, NC (Myers Park, South Charlotte)

(6)

$995 - $1895

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Legacy Arboretum - Charlotte, NC 28270
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(52)

Charlotte, NC 28270

$885 - $2725

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Charlotte, NC (South Charlotte, The Arboretum)

(52)

$885 - $2725

266 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Apartments At Blakeney - Charlotte, NC 28277
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Charlotte, NC 28277

$1125 - $2075

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Charlotte, NC (Ballantyne, South Charlotte)


$1125 - $2075

295 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Oakbrook Apartments - Charlotte, NC 28210
15

Charlotte, NC 28210

$905 - $1555

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Charlotte, NC (South Charlotte)


$905 - $1555

162 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

1420 Magnolia - Charlotte, NC 28209
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(3)

Charlotte, NC 28209

$975 - $1800

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Charlotte, NC (Madison Park, South Charlotte)

(3)

$975 - $1800

204 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Pinehurst on Providence - Charlotte, NC 28211
40

Charlotte, NC 28211

$869 - $1409

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Charlotte, NC (Foxcroft, South Charlotte)


$869 - $1409

407 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Cielo Apartments - Charlotte, NC 28209
26

Charlotte, NC 28209

$1149 - $2596

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Charlotte, NC (Madison Park, South Charlotte)


$1149 - $2596

205 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Fairington - Charlotte, NC 28226
13

Charlotte, NC 28226

$830 - $1570

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Charlotte, NC (Foxcroft, South Charlotte)


$830 - $1570

250 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

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