Matthews & Stallings–NC Top Places for Young Families

By Carol Fox | Matthews NC Homes for Sale

Sep 29
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Matthews and Stallings--Tops for Young Families

Schools, good jobs, friendly neighbors and affordable living.  These are the reasons that NerdWallet just put Matthews and Stallings on their list of top places for young families in North Carolina.

What is it about these ​Matthews NC area towns that makes them prime places for relocation?  Learn about the Matthews lifestyle including its affordable homes and neighborhoods in this post.  Request a free Matthews NC relocation package and search for affordable homes in Matthews and Stallings.

Matthews and Stallings Profiles

Matthews NC 28105

Matthews is a town of approximately 30,000 people located on the southeastern edge of Charlotte in Mecklenburg County.  According to NerdWallet, its median family income is $87,045 and family income grew 29.9% from 1999-2015.

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Enjoy quaint shops in historic downtown Matthews NC.

Almost a quarter of Matthews families have at least one child under 18.  The Great Schools score for Matthews schools is 9.  Homes are affordable with the median home price at $216,500. Median selected homeowner costs are $1460.

Stallings NC 28104

Stallings is just to the south of Matthews in Union County.  Its population is half that of its northern neighbor.  Median family income in Stallings is $89,890.  Family income grew an astonishing 74.8% from 1999 to 2015.

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Stallings has a combination of suburban and rural communities.

Families with at least 1 child under 18 account for 31.7% of Stallings families.  Schools are rated a 9 with Great Schools.  The median home price is $215,700 and median homeowner costs are $1436.

Affordable Homes in Matthews NC

A search of affordable Matthews NC homes for sale includes both Matthews and Stallings.  Homes with a 28105 zip code are in Matthews while 28104 indicates an address in Stallings.  Affordable homes in Matthews NC shown here range from $100,000 to $300,000.

Most Popular Affordable Neighborhood in Matthews


The Brightmoor community was built from the late 1980s through the mid 1990s.  It is a large neighborhood with swimming pools and walking trails plus an active homeowners association.

Affordable homes in Matthews NC

The Brightmoor amenity center has a clubhouse, two pools and a playground.

Twenty homes have closed in 2017.  They ranged from 1551 square feet to almost 2500 square feet.  The average sales price was $253,353.  They were on the market an average of 24 days and sold for 99.77% of list price on average.

Most Popular Affordable Neighborhood in Stallings NC


Fairhaven homes were built between 2006 and 2014.  Neighborhood homes included many ranches as well as two-story homes.  All have two car garages.  The community includes a swimming pool with clubhouse.

Affordable homes in Matthews NC

The Fairhaven has a mix of ranch homes and two-story homes.

Thirty two homes have sold in Fairhaven in 2017.  The homes were as small as 1700 square feet and as large as 3000 square feet. The average sales price in Fairhaven was $251,014.  They sold in an average of 24 days at a price that was 98.8% of list on average.


About the Author

Thank you for visiting my profile and getting to know me. My husband and I moved to the Matthews area over thirty years ago and have enjoyed watching Charlotte and the surrounding areas grow into the dynamic region it is today. I have specialized in Matthews, South Charlotte, Mint Hill, Weddington, Waxhaw, Indian Trail and the other small towns of Union County for over 30 years. I can walk in your shoes whether you are a buyer or a seller. Every year half of my real estate practice is devoted to helping buyers find the right home and neighborhood and half is devoted to helping sellers get the greatest reward from selling their real estate.

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