Charming Matthews, North Carolina is located about 10 miles southeast of Charlotte, and has a friendly accessible downtown area and attractive affordable single family homes. Matthews has a thriving business district, attractive homes and quality healthcare facilities.
What to do in Matthews, NC
Matthews is best known for its annual Matthews Alive Festival which is held each Labor Day weekend.
Matthews, NC Parks and Recreation
Stumptown Park - 120 South Trade Street
This park is used for outdoor concerts, the Annual Tree Lighting, special events, school programs, and corporate picnics.
Baucom Park - 601 Sadie Drive
Baucom Park has a variety of playground equipment, an outdoor half basketball court, and a picnic shelter with tables and grills.
Matthews-Sardis Park - 9650 Sardis Road
Includes a playground, picnic tables, walking trail and a parking area.
Squirrel Lake Park - 1631 Pleasant Plains
Squirrel Lake Park is located near the Ashley Creek subdivision. On its 29 acres is a lake, playground area, picnic tables, grills, trails, a large picnic shelter/pavilion and a parking lot.
Windsor Park - 10140 Windsor Park Drive
This park, located behind the Windsor Square Shopping Center, includes a trail system with sixteen fitness stations, a pedestrian bridge across the creek, open play field, picnic tables, picnic shelter, playground, bocce court, and a parking area.
Living in Matthews, NC
Subdivisions in the Matthews area include:
Matthews, NC Demographics
Statistics for Matthews, North Carolina from the 2000 census:
Population: 22,127 people, 7,837 households, and 6,144 families
Population Makeup: 90.25% Caucasian, 5.34% African American, 0.33% Native American, 2.36% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.78% from other races, and 0.92% from more than one race
43.1% under 18
18.6%18 to 24
32.2% 25 to 44
23.3% 45 to 64
9.2% under 65 years
Household average income:$67,034
Males average income:$52,143
Females average income:$32,288