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129 Apartments for rent in Matthews, NC

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Last updated August 20 at 12:48am UTC
2407 Coltsview Lane
Providence Estates East
Matthews, NC
Updated August 17 at 9:42am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,975
3723 Franklin Meadows Drive
Providence Estates East
Matthews, NC
Updated August 16 at 10:20am UTC
5 Bedrooms
$2,450
9006 Brad Ct
Matthews
Matthews, NC
Updated August 15 at 11:18am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,498
13546 Kintyre Court
The Heathers
Matthews, NC
Updated August 11 at 10:15am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,800
13546 Kintyre Court
The Heathers
Matthews, NC
Updated August 10 at 10:20pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,800
5117 Weatherly Way
Matthews
Matthews, NC
Updated August 9 at 9:51am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$1,548
1901 Tanfield Dr
Matthews
Matthews, NC
Updated August 9 at 9:47am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$1,795
523 Fence Post Lane
Wood Hollow
Matthews, NC
Updated August 1 at 10:47am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,650
705 Hampshire Hill Road
Providence Estates East
Matthews, NC
Updated July 10 at 11:01am UTC
6 Bedrooms
$3,450
Galleria Village
1616 Galleria Club Ln
Charlotte, NC
Updated August 20 at 12:48am UTC
1 Bedroom
$939
2 Bedrooms
$1,168
3 Bedrooms
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Results within 1 miles of Matthews, NC
9632 Covedale Drive
Sardis Woods
Charlotte, NC
Updated August 19 at 9:59am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,450
3723 Franklin Meadows Drive
Providence Estates East
Matthews, NC
Updated August 16 at 10:14am UTC
5 Bedrooms
$2,450
2407 Coltsview Lane
Providence Estates East
Matthews, NC
Updated August 9 at 10:23pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,975
10001 Devereaux Dr
Matthews
Matthews, NC
Updated August 8 at 9:43am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$3,195
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!

Rent Report
Matthews

August 2018 Matthews Rent Report

Welcome to the August 2018 Matthews Rent Report. Matthews rents increased 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 increase sharply over the past month

Matthews rents have increased 0.7% over the past month, and have increased moderately by 3.1% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Matthews stand at $1,020 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,180 for a two-bedroom. This is the sixth straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in January. Matthews' year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 0.9%, as well as the national average of 1.2%.

Rents rising across cities in North Carolina

Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Matthews, but across the entire state. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in North Carolina, all of them have seen prices rise. The state as a whole logged rent growth of 0.9% 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 $1,240; of the 10 largest North Carolina cities that we have data for, all have seen rents rise year-over-year, with Wilmington experiencing the fastest growth (+2.8%).
  • Winston-Salem, High Point, and Greensboro have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (2.5%, 2.5%, and 2.3%, respectively).

Matthews rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

As rents have increased moderately in Matthews, large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more modestly, or in some cases, even decline. 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 1.2% over the past year compared to the 3.1% increase in Matthews.
  • While Matthews' rents rose moderately over the past year, some cities nationwide saw decreases, including Seattle (-2.4%) and Minneapolis (-0.4%).
  • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Matthews than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,090, 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 0.4% 1.5%
Concord $800 $930 -1.1% -3.3%
Gastonia $680 $800 0.8% 1.2%
Rock Hill $830 $970 0.2% -0.4%
Huntersville $1,090 $1,280 0.3% 0.8%
Matthews $1,020 $1,180 0.7% 3.1%
Cornelius $910 $1,060 0.9% 2.3%

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.