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Living in Dilworth – Charlotte, NC


Living in Dilworth is truly unlike any other neighborhood in Charlotte, NC. Dilworth is an old streetcar suburb that dates back to the late 1800s. Residents work hard to preserve the history in the area. This adds character to the homes, businesses, and streets of the neighborhood today. Let’s explore!

Dilworth History

Dilworth was established in the 1890s when a man named Edward Dilworth Latta designated 250 acres to become the first planned streetcar suburb in Charlotte. He originally called it the Eighth Ward because its grid pattern closely resembled that of the original four wards in the city. In the years that followed, the streetcar and charming homes attracted new residents and the neighborhood continued to grow. Today, it takes up around 400 acres.

Dilworth Historic District

Between 1987 and 2000, 1,389 buildings in Dilworth landed on the National Register of Historic Places. This part of the neighborhood is now known as the Dilworth Historic District. The twelve member Historic District Commission and its staff work with property owners and businesses in the district to assure that development and renovation occurs in a manner that is consistent with the character of the neighborhood.

Living in Dilworth

There is certainly no shortage of things to do in and around Dilworth. Whether you enjoy shopping, dining, sports, parks, nightlife, museums, concerts, or something more. The neighborhood has 2 parks, Latta Park and Freedom Park. Small restaurants and shops are scattered throughout Dilworth, and big box shopping is just minutes away. All of Charlotte’s professional sports teams are just a quick drive from Dilworth.

Residents of Dilworth enjoy shopping at locally-owned boutiques just as much as they do big-name stores, and East Boulevard is the spot to do just that. Home to dozens of shops and restaurants that are within walking distance of many Dilworth homes, it is definitely a great place to spend a day. Shop for books, unique gifts, and cards at Paper Skyscraper, clothing and jewelry at Vestique Boutique, or men & women clothing at Revolution Clothiers & Co.

In beautiful Dilworth, you will find an assortment of bungalows, Craftsman-style homes, Queen Anne homes, Victorians, and Colonial Revivals that range from about 1,200 to 6,200 square feet. There are also some condominiums and townhomes available. The homes were built during the late 1800s and early 1900s through the 1930s and have since been renovated. You may find a little newer construction scattered throughout. Gorgeous old trees and sidewalks line the streets of what used to be a streetcar suburb. Prices start in the $300,000s and range up to about $2 million. The average home price is around $540,000..

More Information About Dilworth

Are you considering a move to Dilworth, Charlotte, NC? Dickens Mitchener agents have lived in the area for many years and are the neighborhood experts for living in Dilworth. Contact your preferred agent today or call Catharine Pappas at 704.661.2402 to be paired with an agent.