Nestled between Charlotte and Union County, Matthews offers big city amenities with a small-town feel. Annual festivals, family-friendly entertainment and plenty of recreational amenities have made it one of the most desired locations in the region. Downtown Matthews is a vibrant destination buzzing with nightlife, exciting restaurants, and shopping. Matthews is a great place for all who live, work or play here.
Matthews Fun! Matthews is known for its extensive offering of special events and first-rate parks and recreation amenities. From art exhibits at the McDowell Arts Center to Kids in Nature Day at Squirrel Lake Park, to special events like BeachFest at Stumptown Park, there is always something happening in Matthews.
Downtown Happenings: Downtown Matthews includes popular attractions like Renfrow’s Hardware, a 120-year-old store located along Trade Street, and the Matthews Farmers Market. The Farmers Market is the largest producer-only farmers market in the Charlotte region, and is a great way to start your Saturday. Enjoy live music and cooking demonstrations by top local chefs. Downtown is filled with an array of hot spots to grab a coffee, a crepe or a craft beer.
Rich in History: The Seaboard Air Line Railroad began rolling through Matthews in 1874. As Matthews grew, the railroad remained an important part of the town. A number of trains still roll through town several times a day. Get an up-close view of the trains from the historic Train Depot and Visitor’s Center. Learn more about the rich history of our town with a visit to the Matthews Heritage Museum and the Historic Reid House.
Matthews has something for everyone – take in a soccer game at the Sportsplex, a play at Fullwood Theater, visit the library or enjoy a walk on the Greenway. Welcome to Matthews!