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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
    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%

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
    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

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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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 perfect fit for those who want to be close enough to a big city of Charlotte, but not consumed by the hustle and bustle that comes with it. It splits the difference between my job in Monroe, NC and all the nightlife activities that can happen in Charlotte. Not only that, but there a plentiful amount of apartments with affordable rent. Right now, my brother and I share a 1100 sqft apartment, 2 beds/2 baths, for $1100 a month. It also helps that I have family in the area so it gives me easy access to hanging out with them.
Matthews also is right beside 485 and 74, which gives you direct access to interstate and inter Charlotte travel by the way of i485, and direct access to Charlotte by 74.