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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.comĀ® is happy to help you find your next home.

27
Somerstone Estates

Charlotte, NC 28212

$795+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

7 Units Available

Somerstone Estates

Charlotte, NC (Eastside, Farm Pond)


$795+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
7 Units Available
22
Southpark Commons

Charlotte, NC 28210

$941+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

10+ Units Available

Southpark Commons

Charlotte, NC (Sharon Woods)


$941+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
10+ Units Available
23
The Residence at South Park
103

Charlotte, NC 28211

$1,851+

1-3 Beds1-3 Baths

10+ Units Available

The Residence at South Park

Charlotte, NC (Barclay Downs, SouthPark)

(103)

$1,851+

1-3 Beds1-3 Baths
10+ Units Available
30
Cameron SouthPark
78

Charlotte, NC 28210

$829+

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Cameron SouthPark

Charlotte, NC (Beverly Woods)

(78)

$829+

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
Reafield Village
24

Charlotte, NC 28226

$930+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Reafield Village

Charlotte, NC (Olde Providence South)

(24)

$930+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
49
Retreat At McAlpine Creek
5

Charlotte, NC 28277

$859+

1-3 Beds1-3 Baths

Retreat At McAlpine Creek

Charlotte, NC (Southeast Charlotte, Touchstone Village)

(5)

$859+

1-3 Beds1-3 Baths
Preserve at Ballantyne Commons
9

Charlotte, NC 28277

$1,022+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

10+ Units Available

Preserve at Ballantyne Commons

Charlotte, NC (Ballantyne East, Southeast Charlotte)

(9)

$1,022+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
10+ Units Available
Marquis At Carmel Commons
61

Charlotte, NC 28226

$802+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

10+ Units Available

Marquis At Carmel Commons

Charlotte, NC (McAlpine, Southeast Charlotte)

(61)

$802+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
10+ Units Available
21
LaVie SouthPark

Charlotte, NC 28209

$1,175+

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

10+ Units Available

LaVie SouthPark

Charlotte, NC (Barclay Downs, SouthPark)


$1,175+

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
10+ Units Available
68
Tindall Park Apartments

Charlotte, NC 28210

$2,800+

2-3 Beds2-3 Baths

8 Units Available

Tindall Park Apartments

Charlotte, NC (Beverly Woods)


$2,800+

2-3 Beds2-3 Baths
8 Units Available
Legacy Ballantyne
61

Charlotte, NC 28277

$990+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Legacy Ballantyne

Charlotte, NC (Ballantyne East, Southeast Charlotte)

(61)

$990+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
16
The Lowrie

Charlotte, NC 28277

$1,094+

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

10+ Units Available

The Lowrie

Charlotte, NC (Southeast Charlotte, Whiteoak)


$1,094+

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
10+ Units Available
19
The Crossing At Quail Hollow
24

Charlotte, NC 28210

$1,015+

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

7 Units Available

The Crossing At Quail Hollow

Charlotte, NC (Park Crossing)

(24)

$1,015+

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
7 Units Available
Atkins Circle
2

Charlotte, NC 28277

$868+

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

10+ Units Available

Atkins Circle

Charlotte, NC (Southeast Charlotte, Whiteoak)

(2)

$868+

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
10+ Units Available
Cielo Apartments
14

Charlotte, NC 28209

$1,099+

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

5 Units Available

Cielo Apartments

Charlotte, NC (Madison Park)

(14)

$1,099+

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
5 Units Available
The Brook

Charlotte, NC 28210

$954+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

10+ Units Available

The Brook

Charlotte, NC


$954+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
10+ Units Available
Elements on Park

Charlotte, NC 28210

$905+

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

5 Units Available

Elements on Park

Charlotte, NC


$905+

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
5 Units Available
1420 Magnolia
3

Charlotte, NC 28209

$1,015+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

5 Units Available

1420 Magnolia

Charlotte, NC (Madison Park)

(3)

$1,015+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
5 Units Available
Ascent Pineville
19

Charlotte, NC 28226

$760+

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Ascent Pineville

Charlotte, NC

(19)

$760+

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
The Village at Commonwealth
5

Charlotte, NC 28205

$1,206+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

10+ Units Available

The Village at Commonwealth

Charlotte, NC (Center City, Commonwealth)

(5)

$1,206+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
10+ Units Available