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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    A
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$224,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,047
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    24%
  • Own
    76%
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Matthews Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    61
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    10
    41
  • Robbery
    70
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    350
    500
  • Theft
    2,895
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    178
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$75,205
National
$55,322
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    17%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    35%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    17%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%
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Matthews Reviews

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The close-knit town of Matthews, NC is a suburb of Charlotte with it's own unique culture. The downtown area is a great place to be in the late afternoon and evening to have dinner and enjoy the historic areas. Everything is walkable down-town so it gives you a sense of community when you are there. The Matthews area is very safe for families yet, crime does exist in some area around the town. The Public schools in Matthews are rated amongst the best in the county, though the traffic near downtown can get very congested at times. Overall it is a great place to live for families!
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Down one road is a shopping center. Down another are delicious restaurants. Another is a park. The things to do in Matthews are endless! The Town of Matthews functions to make its people happy, and that is what makes the bond between citizens in our community so strong. Between local bands, solo musicians, Food truck Fridays, and community parades, you cannot go wrong with living in Matthews.
We moved here from PA like so many others. We bought twice the size house for half the price and have not regretted moving one bit. We miss nothing. Our home is 3000sq ft, 4 bd/ 4bath in a very prestigious area. The taxes? $3100. We left our old home which was 1800sq ft and the taxes were $6700.
We are in the tiny portion of Matthews that is in Union County so our schools are different but quite good. Matthews always has something going on. The “downtown” area is ADORABLE. We have shops, cafes, higher end restaurants, parks, a slew of hospitals and a calendar full of cool things to do. Charlotte is so close that we pop in for shows (we are getting Hamilton in the first run!), comedy clubs, big name concerts, restaurants that vary from diner to 5 star - so much stuff. Close but not too close. After having lived in 4 states, we are making Matthews our *forever hometown*. We could not be happier.