Retire in Matthews, NC

Livability Score
50
** The AARP Livability Index scores neighborhoods and communities across the U.S. for the services and amenities that impact your life the most.
** 2014 US census data
Restaurants
1. Tamarind Fine Cuisine Of India

Great food!! Not the regular restaurant style and that's probably the reason the food is very good Limited and focused menu worth the visit for lunch

2. Kabab-Je Rotisserie & Grille

Absolutely delicious. We stopped by Kabab-Je on Saturday for lunch while shopping at Costco. The food was awesome. My wife had Tabbouleh topped with the...

3. Royal Cafe & Creperie

Delicious! Been here a few time now and each time I've ordered something different and everything has been delicious! You can make a crepe any way you like...

4. YUME Bistro

I had serious ordering anxiety during my visit to YUME. I mean, how can you visit a place known for their ramen and not get ramen? But, the Hawaiian Ahi...

5. Taste Of Europe

Yum! Started out with the potato pancakes as an appetizer ( 3 full size) and polish beer-fantastic. Then main dishes: Russian filled pirogies-goat cheese...

Golf
1. Quail Hollow Club

I was able to dine here twice in one weekend for my cousins wedding. I attended a luncheon for all bridesmaids in one of the beautiful ballrooms overlooking...

2. Leatherman Golf Learning Center

Hello Friends, This is one of the better mini golf course i've been to in a long time. So long are the times of the good ol Putt Putt Golf. I putt off...

3. Dr Charles L Sifford Golf Course

Played the course with my "junior" son and it was great. The course was challenging enough for me but not too hard for him. Fairways were fantastic. Well...

4. Olde Sycamore Golf Plantation

For the money, one best semi-private courses I've played in Charlotte. A buddy and I played a Friday morning round a few weeks back for less than $50 a...

5. The Golf Club at Ballantyne

The resort course at Ballantyne is a wonderful test of golf. I have played it numerous times in tournaments, most recently this summer, and the layout is a...

Active
1. Escape Hour

Definitely one of the better escape rooms we have completed. This is the 7th room I've completed and I really enjoyed the decorations, thought behind the...

2. Flywheel Sports - Charlotte

This is going to be one of the most meaningful reviews that I will write on Yelp! Flywheel Sports (so that includes Flybarre) is seriously an outstanding...

3. Four Mile Creek Greenway - Matthews

Great place for walking, runing or riding. If you take your time there are lots of wildlife to observe. Great places to sit and rest or have a picnic or set...

4. Colonel Francis Beatty Park

This place could be really awesome, but Unfortunately there are a lot of stupid birds, a few really dumb deer and one or two of those shitty squirrels...

5. Crossfit Kaiju

The sign outside says that all ability levels are welcome, but I didn't believe it at first. I held off on joining for almost a year because I felt that I...

Arts
1. Painting with a Twist

John was great! My first time and I was so impressed I will be back! I loved the class and this painting..Johns attitude is upbeat and I love his spirit....

2. Black Chicken Wine Cellar

Great atmosphere for a nice night out. Wonderful wine selection and experienced staff. Whenever we visit we are always turned on to a new varietal that we...

3. HeroesCon

HEROES CONVENTION was founded in 1982 by Shelton Drum, owner of Charlotte's Heroes Aren't Hard To Find comics shop. Since then the convention has become...

4. The Company Store

The Company Store is a hidden(ish) sanctuary in NoDa that has local beers on tap, several wines by the glass, sangria prepared and prosecco draft. There...

5. Levine Museum of the New South

When I think about museums, colorful and vibrant aren't adjectives that usually come to mind. Levine happily breaks the mold though! Their current...

Shopping
1. Renfrow's Hardware & General Merchandise

Great neighborhood store with supplies for your home! Renfrow has enough variety to help home owners find cleaning and hardware and garden supplies. The...

2. Point Blank Range

Hello Shooters, I have been to many many ranges and by far this Range is Tops, From the highly qualified instructors to the range it self. Here it is a...

3. Neighborhood Feed and Tack

My go to food stop for my precious pups! The best selection AND pricing around. The staff is knowledgeable and very helpful, they always take your bags out...

4. Batteries Plus Bulbs

By far cheapest place to get iPhone screen fixed, and saved $10 by using online scheduling! Jack was very informative & nice, phone done as promised 1 hour...

5. Your Local Game Store

It doesn't get better than this, as far as nerd shops go. They are well equiped, have lots of events, and create a perfect atmosphere for a community of...

Health
1. Austin Village Eyecare

I used to work in the eyecare industry and am very picky about eye care. So, based on a former colleague's recommendation, we drove 90 minutes north (from...

2. Novant Health Southeast OB/GYN

went here by recommendation of my dearest friend on 13 years. I needed a 2nd opinion and i got exactly what I needed. I will be having surgery soon and will...

3. Bliss Massage Therapy

I have had many massages and Sara's was definitely one of the best! She spent ample time on the issues that were bothering me but not so much I felt short...

4. Diversified Eyecare Associates OD, PLLC

I took my daughter here to get her first eye exam and new glasses. The reason I wanted to go here is because they have late hours on the weekdays which is...

5. McKee Dental

My family moved to Charlotte a little less then a year ago. I did some research and found McKee Dental and have been so glad I did! They have been...