Located between Charlotte and Monroe, Matthews is a charming town with lots of history and a ton of things to do! Stumptown Park, in the heart of downtown, has a playground, grill and picnic area, and plenty of green space to enjoy. Stumptown hosts all sorts of events throughout the year, including the Matthews Alive festival every Labor Day weekend, and Food Truck Friday’s throughout the summer. The park backs up to the historic downtown of Matthews, so it’s an easy stroll to shop and dine throughout the town. Downtown features many fantastic restaurants, modern and old-fashioned retailers, brewpubs and more. Just a short distance from downtown is the large shopping center of Sycamore Commons, with retailers like World Market, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Michael’s, Best Buy, Lowe’s Home Improvement, and Old Navy as it’s anchors, plus many great restaurant options. Sycamore Commons has a gorgeous setting throughout, with an abundance of trees and greenery, sitting areas, and sidewalks to explore the whole center!