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Neighborhood of the Month: Dilworth

Living in Dilworth

While many of Charlotte’s neighborhoods were built over the last few decades, Dilworth is the exception to the rule. The old streetcar suburb dates back to the late 1800s, and its residents work hard to preserve that history which adds character to the homes, businesses, and streets of today. The neighborhood is truly unlike anything else in the city. Located just south of Uptown, Dilworth boasts nationally ranked schools, low crime rates, access to top attractions, and friendly neighbors. One of those neighbors is Dickens Mitchener agent Sarah Curme, who loves living in Dilworth for “the variety of things to do, walkability and proximity to South End and Uptown.” Dickens Mitchener agent Shelly Rydell adds, “Charlotte has several communities with historic bungalow style homes. We also have a variety of communities with light rail access and short commute times. And there are many communities that are close to public parks and greenways. But Dilworth is the only one the boasts ALL of those things, plus walkability to shops and restaurants. It really is the best of all Charlotte has to offer.”


The Dilworth neighborhood came about 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 is comprised of approximately 400 acres, including a 31-acre urban park. “Latta Park has always been my favorite place – the paths, trees and playground surrounded by neighborhood homes is just lovely,” says Dickens Mitchener agent Jane Lemmond. Latta Park also features a splash park for kids, full-size Hornets-themed basketball court, ball fields, playgrounds and nature trails.

Dining in Dilworth

Several of Charlotte’s most popular restaurants are located in Dilworth. According to Dickens Mitchener agent Suzanne Coddington, Dilworth is known for its “many restaurants and festivals, including the annual Yiasou Greek Festival every September.” Stop by Not Just Coffee for a unique locally-owned coffee experience, complete with a full menu and cocktails. Fat Cat Burgers + Bakeshop features fresh-baked goods (with a walk-up donut window!) and handcrafted burgers, fried chicken, salads, beer and more. Bakersfield is a popular Mexican restaurant and 300 East is an award-winning eatery that has even been featured on the Food Network. Expect a warm, inviting atmosphere at 300 East, but be prepared to make reservations, especially for Sunday brunch.

Shopping in Dilworth

Shopping on East Boulevard includes dozens of shops and restaurants that are within walking distance of many Dilworth homes. Shop for books, unique gifts, and cards at Paper Skyscraper, clothing and jewelry at Vestique Boutique, or clothing at Revolution Clothiers & Co. Agent Shelly Rydell recommends visiting the shop Abode for gorgeous home furnishings and accessories with flair, as well as a locally-owned smoothie shop, Carolina Smoothies. Atherton Mill is a larger shopping and dining destination located just along Dilworth’s northwestern border. Stores here include Anthropologie, Free People, Lululemon, Madewell, Sephora, Warby Parker, West Elm, and the popular Atherton Market where you can pick up products from local farms, chefs, and artisans. Kenilworth Commons is home to a Harris Teeter grocery store, as well as a few restaurants and small shops and services like Charlotte Yarn, Crema Espresso Bar and Cafe, Yafo Kitchen, Foxcroft Wine Co., and Duck Donuts.

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More Information about 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. If you would like more information about living in Dilworth, contact your preferred agent today or call Catharine Pappas, VP of Relocation at Dickens Mitchener, at 704.661.2402 to be paired with an agent.