These are all great neighborhoods w/in a few miles of each other. I live in between The Heathers & Oakcroft in Windrow Estates & love it! I also just sold a house in Oakcroft. All of them have HOA dues save The Heathers.
Brightmoor & Thornblade are on the west side of downtown Matthews. Brightmoor was built from 1987-1994 mostly with wood siding, 2stories & selling with very little updates. Whereas Thornblade was built from 1997-2001, mostly brick 2 stories & most are selling with upgrades (although the price reflects). The schools are Matthews Elementary, Crestdale Middle & Butler High.
The Heathers, Windrow & Oakcroft are all next to each other. The Heathers was built from 1987-1995 with smaller lots. Windrow is the only one with a clubhouse, lake & swimming pool. It was built from 1973-1984 with a couple of newer homes in the back. Oakcroft is the smallest community, but close. It was built from 1990-2000. The schools are Bain elementary, Mint Hill Middle & Butler high.
I would love to show you around these fabulous areas if you wish.