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    Legacy Matthews
    1701 Gander Cove Lane, Matthews
    • 1 Bedroom
      $730
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    • 2 Bedrooms
      $915
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    Matthews Reserve
    1315 Cameron Matthews Drive, Matthews
    • 1 Bedroom
      $850
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    • 2 Bedrooms
      $1,050
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    • 3 Bedrooms
      $1,210
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    Paces Commons Apartments
    10501 Paces Ave, Matthews
    • 1 Bedroom
      $885
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    • 2 Bedrooms
      $975
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    • 3 Bedrooms
      $1,291
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    Berkshires of Matthews
    1700 Chambers Drive, Matthews
    • 1 Bedroom
      $729
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    • 2 Bedrooms
      $959
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    Bexley at Matthews
    12825 Vinings Creek Drive, Matthews
    • 1 Bedroom
      $849
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    • 2 Bedrooms
      $999
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    • 3 Bedrooms
      $1,174
    (855) 332-6341
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    4209 Lawrence Daniel
    4209 Lawrence Daniel, Matthews
    • 4 Bedrooms
      $1,449
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    10001 Devereaux Drive
    10001 Devereaux Drive, Matthews
    • 4 Bedrooms
      $2,900
    (704) 344-8844
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    3209 Old House Circle
    3209 Old House Circle, Marshbrooke
    • 3 Bedrooms
      $950
    (704) 847-2144
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    1049 Woodglen Lane
    1049 Woodglen Lane, Matthews
    • 3 Bedrooms
      $1,275
    (704) 602-9903
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    14901 Pawnee Trail
    14901 Pawnee Trail, Matthews
    • 3 Bedrooms
      $950
    (704) 535-1122
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    1204 Kingsford Court
    1204 Kingsford Court, Matthews
    • 6 Bedrooms
      $2,385
    (704) 458-7484
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    7800 Greylock Ridge Road
    7800 Greylock Ridge Road, Matthews
    • 5 Bedrooms
      $2,200
    (704) 535-1122
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    2140 Tommy Lane
    2140 Tommy Lane, Matthews
    • 4 Bedrooms
      $1,750
    (704) 847-2144
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    2519 Hampton Glen Court
    2519 Hampton Glen Court, Providence Estates East
    • 5 Bedrooms
      $2,250
    (704) 927-8675
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    6905 Saranac Lane
    6905 Saranac Lane, Providence Estates East
    • 3 Bedrooms
      $1,600
    (866) 846-2308
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    2827 Ritz Lane
    2827 Ritz Lane, Matthews
    • 6 Bedrooms
      $1,795
    (704) 361-3923
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    2048 Gable Way Lane
    2048 Gable Way Lane, Matthews
    • 3 Bedrooms
      $1,395
    (704) 927-4431
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    9310 Tenby Lane
    9310 Tenby Lane, Matthews
    • 4 Bedrooms
      $2,395
    (704) 393-0048
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    Mountain Laurel Ct 1040
    Mountain Laurel Ct 1040, Matthews
    • 3 Bedrooms
      $1,449
    (704) 521-2735
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    3008 Summerfield Ridge Lane
    3008 Summerfield Ridge Lane, Marshbrooke
    • 2 Bedrooms
      $995
    (704) 517-3906
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A bedroom community just south of Charlotte, Matthews is a popular destination for those looking to relocate to a place with plenty of amenities. Sounds perfect, right? The beltway around Charlotte is almost completed, so getting to the north side of the metro area doesn't take nearly as long as it used to.

Searching for an Apartment

Searching for your new rental home or apartment in Matthews should be a mostly straightforward process. Plan to spend a week or two getting to know the area and combing for a pad. Most rental options will be newer apartment complexes with larger rental homes located on the outskirts of town. You can expect to spend a decent amount on monthly rent--about average--however, this price could be much higher if you decide you just can't live without that car washing station and frozen yogurt bar at the tricked-out new mammoth apartment complex you fell in love with last week.

Make the apartment search process as smooth as possible by preparing proof of your income, and be ready to slap down the security deposit (which could be as high as a full month's rent). Don't get your heart set on finding an all-utilities included apartment, because they're not plentiful around these parts. Instead, go ahead and figure a few hundred dollars a month into your budget for utilities.

Meet your Neighborhoods

Even a small suburb like Matthews has distinct neighborhoods, and some are more popular with renters than others. Read on for descriptions of the best spots for apartment dwellers.

Hoods: No, no, it's not "the hood." It's just called Hoods, just north of the I-485, otherwise known as the beltway. So you'll have to blame something besides traffic on why you're late for work. Tons of apartment complexes can be found here, and once people unpack their boxes, they're not too quick to want to move again. You can find a rental, but don't expect to stumble on some huge move-in special. You're more likely to find yourself on an apartment waiting list.

Downtown Historic District: Want tons of character and charm in your abode? Want to walk past buildings listed on the National Registry of Historic Places? Want to have to search high and low for an available rental? Well, you've found the answer to all your needs!

McAlpine Creek area: This is the closest spot to Charlotte, so it remains a popular location for commuters. Unlike every other spot in Matthews, renters outnumber homeowners here. Small apartment buildings, condos, rental homes, and huge sprawling apartment complexes can all be found here. So can grocery stores, banks, parks, and pretty much anything else you could possibly need.

Matthews City Life

Matthews has parks, walking trails, shopping centers--anything you'd want for on a daily basis. When you want a little excitement in your life, take Independence Blvd into Charlotte. Watch the NFL Panthers play, take in a play or symphony concert, or visit one of the many museums in one of North Carolina's largest metro areas. Sounds neat, huh? And when the evening's over, you can drive the short distance back to your community. It's the best of both worlds!

-By Kera Zacuto

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