With a charming, pedestrian-friendly downtown area and affordable subdivisions, the town of Matthews has attracted over 28,000 residents. Matthews covers 13 square miles and is located 10 miles southeast of Charlotte. In addition to the historic downtown, Matthews has strong schools, an active park and recreation department as well as a thriving business district and quality healthcare facilities. Matthews is home to The Matthews Community Farmer’s Market, the largest most diverse producers-only farmer’s market in the greater Charlotte area. Don’t miss the annual Matthews Alive Festival held on Labor Day weekend. The festival includes a parade, carnival midway games, rides, festival food and more – with all proceeds benefiting Matthews-area non-profits.