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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$216,500
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$992
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    25%
  • Own
    75%

Matthews Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    120
    273
  • Murder
    3
    6
  • Rape
    10
    41
  • Robbery
    55
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    280
    525
  • Theft
    1,969
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    88
    263

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$73,137
National
$53,889
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    16%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    35%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    17%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%
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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.
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Convienent suburb area of Charlotte. Commute times are less than other mecklenburg and union county suburb neighborhoods. Cute historic downtown area with excellent local cuisine. Nightlife can be found in uptown Charlotte, about a 20 minute drive away!
Matthews is a nice, peaceful, little town. Everyone is really nice around here and it's very easy to get around. Every year there is a town event called Matthews Alive where everyone in the town comes to socialize and have fun. There is also a 4-mile greenway that stretches through the backstreets of neighborhoods where people can come for a run or just enjoy the environment. There is also a farmers market that opens every Saturday where people can come to buy fresh new vegetables and fruits. Overall, this town is great and if your looking for a nice, peaceful living space then this is the place for you.