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148 Apartments for rent in Matthews, NC

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Last updated October 23 at 3:29am UTC
630 John Street
Pine Forest
Matthews, NC
Updated October 23 at 2:30am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,300
3106 Twin Falls Ln
Marshbrooke
Matthews, NC
Updated October 21 at 5:00pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,500
1151 Thornsby Lane
Matthews
Matthews, NC
Updated October 21 at 10:28am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,950
610 Blaise Court
Matthews
Matthews, NC
Updated October 20 at 11:32am UTC
5 Bedrooms
$2,500
8149 Shannon Woods Lane
Matthews
Matthews, NC
Updated October 20 at 11:25am UTC
5 Bedrooms
$2,095
1124 Aringill Lane
Callonwood
Matthews, NC
Updated October 19 at 6:34am UTC
5 Bedrooms
$2,445
100 Foxfield Ln
Matthews
Matthews, NC
Updated October 15 at 1:47am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$1,795
3108 Shadowy Retreat Drive
Fairhaven
Matthews, NC
Updated October 14 at 10:04am UTC
6 Bedrooms
$2,275
2023 Westminster Lane
Matthews
Matthews, NC
Updated October 12 at 1:23pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,499
3234 Summerfield Ridge Lane
Marshbrooke
Matthews, NC
Updated October 10 at 9:45am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,250
10007 Treeside Ln
Matthews
Matthews, NC
Updated October 9 at 6:09pm UTC
4 Bedrooms
$1,500
13966 Idlewild Rd
Windrow
Matthews, NC
Updated October 6 at 10:25am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,350
5117 Weatherly Way
Matthews
Matthews, NC
Updated October 5 at 10:44am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$1,548
3723 Franklin Meadows Drive
Providence Estates East
Matthews, NC
Updated October 4 at 10:28am UTC
5 Bedrooms
$2,375
2218 Chestnut Lane
Matthews
Matthews, NC
Updated October 4 at 10:26am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,300
3723 Franklin Meadows Drive
Providence Estates East
Matthews, NC
Updated October 4 at 2:50am UTC
5 Bedrooms
$2,375
10001 Devereaux Dr
Matthews
Matthews, NC
Updated September 21 at 12:56pm UTC
4 Bedrooms
$3,195
1232 St. Johns Ave
Chestnut Oaks
Matthews, NC
Updated September 7 at 10:01am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$2,200
Results within 1 miles of Matthews, NC
Galleria Village
1616 Galleria Club Ln
Charlotte, NC
Updated October 23 at 1:01am UTC
1 Bedroom
$958
2 Bedrooms
$1,095
3 Bedrooms
$1,886
City Guide
Matthews
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!

October 2018 Matthews Rent Report

Welcome to the October 2018 Matthews Rent Report. Matthews rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Matthews rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

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Matthews

October 2018 Matthews Rent Report

Welcome to the October 2018 Matthews Rent Report. Matthews rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Matthews rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

Matthews rents declined significantly over the past month

Matthews rents have declined 0.4% over the past month, but have remained steady at 0.4% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Matthews stand at $1,010 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,180 for a two-bedroom. This is the second straight month that the city has seen rent decreases after an increase in July. Matthews' year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 0.8%, as well as the national average of 0.9%.

Rents rising across cities in North Carolina

Throughout the past year, rents have remained steady in the city of Matthews, but other cities across the entire state have seen rents increase. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in North Carolina, 9 of them have seen prices rise. The state as a whole logged rent growth of 0.8% over the past year. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the state.

  • Looking throughout the state, Cary is the most expensive of all North Carolina's major cities, with a median two-bedroom rent of $1,250; of the 10 largest cities in the state that we have data for, Durham, where a two-bedroom goes for $1,070, is the only major city to see rents fall year-over-year (-0.9%).
  • High Point, Asheville, and Winston-Salem have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (3.4%, 2.3%, and 2.0%, respectively).

Matthews rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

Rent growth in Matthews has been relatively stable over the past year - some other large cities have seen more substantial increases; in contrast, rents in a few cities have actually declined. Matthews is still more affordable than most large cities across the country.

  • Matthews' median two-bedroom rent of $1,180 is equal to the national average of $1,180. Nationwide, rents have grown by 0.9% over the past year compared to the stagnant growth in Matthews.
  • While rents in Matthews remained moderately stable this year, similar cities saw increases, including Phoenix (+2.6%), Atlanta (+1.4%), and San Francisco (+1.1%); note that median 2BR rents in these cities go for $1,050, $1,190, and $3,110 respectively.
  • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Matthews than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,110, which is more than two-and-a-half times the price in Matthews.

For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S. at this link.
City Median 1BR price Median 2BR price M/M price change Y/Y price change
Charlotte $960 $1,120 -0.2% 1.3%
Concord $790 $920 -0.5% -4.1%
Gastonia $690 $800 0.5% 2.5%
Rock Hill $830 $970 -0.3% 0.8%
Huntersville $1,100 $1,290 0.6% 3.5%
Matthews $1,010 $1,180 -0.4% 0.4%
Cornelius $890 $1,040 -1.4% -0.2%

Methodology - Recent Updates:

Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post here.

Methodology:

Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

Read more about our methodology here.

About Rent Reports:

Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.