Matthews Home Inspection and News

Matthews Home Inspection and News

Matthews North Carolina 
Small town living with convenient access to Charlotte is what makes Matthews so appealing.  The focal point of Matthews is its historic downtown where a number of turn-of-the-century buildings have been preserved and are now occupied by antiques shops and offices. Ten of these buildings were listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1996. Several desirable neighborhoods are within walking distance of downtown. 
A new Town Hall and Library, overlooking the Village Green with gazebo, opened in 2001. A commercial district with a nostalgic design flanks the entrance to the Village Green.  Matthews contains many shopping areas, most built since the late 1980s.  Matthews is about 20 minutes from three Charlotte malls. The town includes a hospital and a community college campus. While Matthews has excellent access to Charlotte's employment centers, the town itself is home to a number of business headquarters.

Matthews NC Home Inspector History

Matthews began in the early 1800s as a little village in a farming community.  The first name given to Matthews was Stumptown because the farmers clearing the fields left pine stumps everywhere.  In 1825 the name changed to Fullwood in honor of the first postmaster whose home housed a pony express stop and the Stagecoach Inn.  The stagecoach ended in 1874 when the railroad came through town.  The station was named Matthews in honor of one of the directors of the railroad.

Matthews NC Home Inspection and Matthews NC today

Matthews was incorporated in 1879 and the first census in 1880 showed a population of 191.  Today Matthews has approximately 26,600 residents. 

Today Matthews is experiencing an exciting period in its history.  It is located a mere 10 miles from uptown Charlotte.  While downtown Matthews retains the flavor and style of the early years, it continues to be one of the state's most affluent and desirable communities.  As a result of this high quality growth, Matthews contains the richest variety of shopping areas, residential neighborhoods and business opportunities found in Mecklenburg County.