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142 Apartments for rent in Matthews, NC

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Last updated April 22 at 7:50pm UTC
4105 Lawrence Daniel Drive
Matthews
Matthews, NC
Updated April 19 at 10:04am UTC
5 Bedrooms
$1,650
1100 Bungalow Drive
Chestnut Oaks
Matthews, NC
Updated April 18 at 4:06am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$1,599
1908 Thornblade Ridge Drive
Matthews
Matthews, NC
Updated April 17 at 4:12am UTC
5 Bedrooms
$2,100
1925 Windrow Wood Court
Windrow
Matthews, NC
Updated April 14 at 10:01am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,850
4206 Lawrence Daniel Drive
Matthews
Matthews, NC
Updated April 13 at 11:23am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,550
4209 Lawrence Daniel
Matthews
Matthews, NC
Updated April 12 at 4:17am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$1,625
9022 Idlewild Road
Marshbrooke
Matthews, NC
Updated April 8 at 9:54am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,600
9722 Shadowmere Lane
Matthews
Matthews, NC
Updated March 29 at 10:51am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$2,595
5416 Macroom Court
Shannamara
Matthews, NC
Updated March 21 at 10:36am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$2,100
1300 Rockfish Drive
Matthews
Matthews, NC
Updated April 21 at 10:04am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$1,900
7900 Crockett Lane
Sardis Forest
Matthews, NC
Updated April 18 at 4:04am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,550
13440 Kintyre Court
The Heathers
Matthews, NC
Updated April 18 at 4:04am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,490
540 Stratfordshire Drive
Matthews
Matthews, NC
Updated February 15 at 6:46pm UTC
5 Bedrooms
$5,675
Results within 1 miles of Matthews, NC
Shadowy Retreat Drive
Fairhaven
Matthews, NC
Updated April 21 at 7:27am UTC
5 Bedrooms
$2,045
Thorndale Road
Matthews
Matthews, NC
Updated April 15 at 7:45am UTC
5 Bedrooms
$2,795
Swaim Drive
The Heathers
Matthews, NC
Updated March 22 at 7:12am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,695
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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

April 2018 Matthews Rent Report

Welcome to the April 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 increased significantly over the past month

Matthews rents have increased 0.5% over the past month, and have increased significantly by 4.9% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Matthews stand at $990 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,160 for a two-bedroom. This is the second straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in January. Matthews' year-over-year rent growth leads the state and national averages, which both stand at 2.0%.

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 2.0% 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 $1,210; of the 10 largest North Carolina cities that we have data for, all have seen rents rise year-over-year, with Winston-Salem experiencing the fastest growth (+5.3%).
  • Fayetteville, Wilmington, and Greenville have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (3.3%, 3.3%, and 2.7%, respectively).

Matthews rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

As rents have increased significantly in Matthews, a few large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more modestly. Matthews is still more affordable than most large cities across the country.

  • Matthews' median two-bedroom rent of $1,160 is slightly below the national average of $1,170. Nationwide, rents have grown by 2.0% over the past year compared to the 4.9% increase in Matthews.
  • While Matthews' rents rose significantly over the past year, many cities nationwide also saw increases, including Phoenix (+2.9%), Atlanta (+2.2%), and Denver (+1.9%).
  • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Matthews than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,060, 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 $940 $1,100 0.5% 2.4%
Concord $790 $920 -0.6% -3.4%
Gastonia $670 $790 0.1% 0.7%
Rock Hill $830 $960 0.3% 1.5%
Huntersville $1,050 $1,230 -0.3% 0.1%
Matthews $990 $1,160 0.5% 4.9%
Cornelius $840 $980 0.3% -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.