History is still in the making in the Town of Matthews NC. Before the area was settled, the land was untouched woodlands filled with large stands of trees on gently rolling land. In 1800 the early settlers arrived and a small farming community sprang up which grew cotton as its primary crop. The area was originally known as Stumptown due to the remains of the forests which were cut down to make room for farmland. Once the railroad came to town the name was changed to Matthews in order to honor the director of the railroad, and by 1879 the town was officially incorporated. The town of Matthews flourished with its main economy being to provide supplies for farmers such as cotton gins and general stores.
With the growth in Charlotte after World War II, it was inevitable that Matthews economy began to expand, and with an influx of people came the opening of many new businesses and the building of additional housing developments. Today many companies including a Fortune 500 company have their headquarters based in Matthews North Carolina.
Matthews NC Things To Do
There are plenty of things to do in Matthews NC with the abundance of restaurants, shopping centers, and recreational facilities. Cultural activities include such things as Artfest Matthews, which is a fine art and master craft show. Experience the favorite local annual events and special festivals offered throughout the year. Enjoy live music, volleyball, and carnival rides at Beach Fest Matthews, spend evenings at the park with the Summer Concerts and Movies Series, and support local non-profit organizations at Matthews Alive.
Matthews attractions are found throughout the town. Find fresh, locally grown produce, meat, and baked goods at the Matthews Community Farmer’s Market, practice your golf swing at any of the 18-hole regulation length golf courses, while children can enjoy taking acting classes and performing live at Matthews Playhouse of the Performing Arts.
The charming Downtown Matthews area has its own quaint feel to it, while offering a few shops and dining experiences. Soak up the history of Matthews at any of the historic places throughout Downtown Matthews and beyond, including the Historic Matthews Reid House, one of the few remaining Victorian houses in the Matthews area.
Matthews Real Estate
Since Matthews neighborhoods were built throughout an ever-changing and modernizing century, the Matthews NC real estate held within is also quite diverse in style and price range. Sprawling Matthews estates offer luxury at every turn with views out of every window which overlook luscious and well maintained grounds. Custom-built Matthews homes boast brick exteriors, high-end interior amenities, and beautiful curb appeal.
Plantation-style Matthews NC homes offer a uniquely grand appeal, while newly built more modern construction of some Matthews real estate means affordability combined with functionality. Matthews condos and Matthews townhomes can be found scattered throughout the town, some with sunrooms and refurbished features, and most with amenities such as community pools, fitness centers and clubhouses.
Contact an experienced and knowledgeable Matthews REALTOR® and get ready to consider Matthews North Carolina home!
Matthews Area Links
- Historic Matthews Reid House
- Matthews Farmer’s Market
- Matthews Historical Foundation
- Matthews Chamber of Commerce
- Matthews NC Best Places
- Matthews North Carolina Wikipedia
- Matthews Playhouse
- Town of Matthews North Carolina
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