East Charlotte is defined by the Independence Blvd, Central Ave and Monroe Rd corridors and is a mixture of business parks, shopping centers and residential neighborhoods. There is a diversity of cultures in this area of Charlotte and many international restaurants. The area also encompasses the independent townships of Matthews and Mint Hill. The housing in the area is diverse as well with a range of prices from the affordable to the luxurious. Single family neighborhoods include Stonehaven , Farmwood, Streamside of Matthews, Old Sycamore, Gates of Mint Hill and Shannamara, as well as others. There are also many popular condo and town home neighborhoods such as St. Andrews and Summerfield.