Welcome to life in Matthews & Mint Hill
Matthews and Mint Hill are fast-growing Charlotte suburbs. Matthews started as a small cotton farming community. The areas have many newer subdivisions and is popular with families, thanks to its many churches, highly regarded schools, affordable homes, tree-lined neighborhoods, recreational facilities, restaurants, shopping centers, and nearby colleges and universities. Community activities include the Matthews Playhouse Community Center, Matthews Alive!, a four-day festival with music and art, and the Matthews Community Farmers’ Market, which operates year-round and where everything sold is grown, raised or made within 50 miles.
Mint Hill was Mecklenburg County’s first town. Known as the seat of hometown hospitality, Mint Hill has a lot to offer. Be sure to explore the fine arts center and historical society, local shops, and summer concerts at the town hall. A combination of churches, excellent schools, recreational facilities, open space and community spirit make Mint Hill an ideal place to live and work.
Our Matthews & Mint Hill Favorites
Matthews Heritage Museum
Housed in the 1879 Massey-Clark House, one of the oldest buildings in downtown Matthews, the Matthews Heritage Museum is a step back in time. Learn about King Cotton, the railroad, and life before electricity and running water. Also take a walking tour to learn the history of Matthews.
Town of Mint Hill
The Town of Mint Hill hosts a series of Family Fun Nights and Summer Concerts from June to September. Don't miss the Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting, Annual Scarecrow Decorating Contest, and other events the town of Mint Hill offers.
In the middle of downtown Matthews you'll find Stumptown Park. This .9-acre park is used year round for concerts and special events. The park also contains open grass areas, a sand volleyball court, playground, and picnic and grill areas. A great place to go for a walk or jog!
What you will love about Matthews & Mint Hill
Theatre & Entertainment
Enjoy performances from musicals to plays at Matthews Playhouse. Step back in time at Carl J. McEwen Historic Village, the “living history museum” in Mint Hill. Step into nature at Squirrel Lake Park and Four Mile Creek Greenway. Also worth seeing: The 16-foot mosaic sculpture called “Embrace,” located at the corner of Monroe Road and Conference Drive. There is so much more to do and see in Matthews and Mint Hill, just dive in and explore.
Eateries & Thirst Quenchers
Matthews has gone a little barbecue crazy with three spots — Mac’s Speed Shop, City Barbecue and Moe’s Original Bar B Que. For something more international, head to Kebab-Je for Mediterranean cuisine, New Zealand Cafe for sushi, French-influenced fine dining at Santé, sip a latte on the porch of Brakeman’s Coffee, grab a brew at Carolina Beer Temple, Seaboard or Temple Mojo. Have a glass of rosé at Black Chicken Wine Cellar, and catch a game at traditional Boston Bar Beantown Tavern.
Over in Mint Hill, you’ll find tons of choices including Vintner’s Hill, the town’s first upscale wine bar. Enjoy a Chili Dog at O'Neils, a burger at Picadeli's or pizza at Hawthorn's. Grab a drink at Pour 64 or The Hill Bar and Grill. Be sure to stop by Carolina Creamery or Sticks and Cones for your flavor of choice!
Parks & Festivals
Mint Hill Veterans Park brings the community together for a night of wholesome fun with concerts and family fun nights. This 50-acre park carries a whole lot of amenities such as beach volleyball, tennis courts, soccer and softball fields, and a nine-hole disc golf course. The park is also host to the Mint Hill Madness Festival which celebrates the founding of the Town.
Matthews and Mint Hill are host to many parks such as Col. Frances Beaty Park, KP Park, and Squirrel Lake Park