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Where to Retire in Matthews and Home Prices

There are many neighborhoods and developments.  There are several active adult communities in Matthews. According to Zillow.com, the median home value was $266,600 in late 2017, at which time Zillow called it a "Very Hot" market with home values rising more than 7% from the previous year.

What is special about Matthews

It is a fast growing town that people really like to live in.  The area is pretty with a moderate climate and a strong economy. Crime rate is low.

What is not special about Matthews

It has many people with conservative religious values which might not appeal to some people.

Climate and Physical Environment

Climate is mild but there are definitely 4 seasons. Median Winter temp is around 30o and median Summer temp is around 88-90o.  People in Matthews love to landscape.  Lots of old growth, expansive trees, flowering shrubs, make for a lush environment.  Extensive greenway and park system provide walking/biking trails.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

There is a library in the new town hall. The Matthews Alive Festival is a Labor Day weekend celebration dedicated to the support of local non-profit organizations through music, arts and community involvement. ArtFest comes along in October. The Matthews Playhouse of the Performing Arts has an active schedule along with classes. The Levine Senior Center offers an extensive program for members. There is a diverse assortment of restaurants within a 5 mile radius of the historic district.  A local Farmers Market is open every Saturday.

Crime

Crime rate is about 25% below the national average.

Medical facilities

Local branch hospital.  Two major hospitals within 15 miles.

Transportation

Free Park n Ride gives locals access to the extensive Charlotte area bus system

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