Welcome to Dilworth
The streetcar suburb of Uptown Charlotte with a cozy ambiance and some of the friendliest neighbors around
Known as Charlotte’s first streetcar suburb, Dilworth is among the city’s most walkable neighborhoods thanks to its pedestrian-friendly layout and charming, historic streets. Bounded by Cherry to its east and Sedgewick to the west, Dilworth presses against the southern border of Uptown Charlotte and has access to some of the city’s best activities. Despite its proximity to busier areas, Dilworth retains its appealing residential atmosphere through the presence of leafy tree-lined roads and amiable neighbors.
Charlotte’s first electric streetcar, Latta's Charlotte Street Railway Company, was completed just two days before the official opening of Dilworth in 1891 and is a testament to the importance of transportation in the neighborhood’s development. With the advent of the streetcar, residents could find a quiet, affordable place outside the urban core of Charlotte while still commuting to work.
The residential real estate in Dilworth is diverse, and buyers have their pick from spacious Craftsman bungalows, the occasional Queen Anne or large Colonial Revivals, and newer-build, traditional homes in tandem with luxury condos and apartments. As with many of the neighborhoods in Charlotte, much of Dilworth is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and homes here come replete with long-standing histories and mature landscaping.
What to Love
Uptown Charlotte’s amenities with less of the bustling busyness
Community-driven mentality and a well-mixed population
Ample green space and park areas to enjoy
People & Lifestyle
Dilworth’s residents spend their days engaging with the community on a variety of levels and have the benefit of living in a residential area devoted to fostering a sociable environment.
Whether it’s attending a neighborhood block party and cookout, taking the kids for a stroll along one of the many park trails, or window shopping the area’s niche boutiques, an afternoon in Dilworth is never a boring experience.
Dining, Shopping & Entertainment
Dilworth is dotted with an eclectic array of specialty shops and internationally-focused restaurants, all of which contribute to the neighborhood’s personality as a place for one-of-a-kind shopping. Gift shops like Paper Skyscraper house distinctive goods fit for a large variety of occasions, and you’ll find some of the trendiest fashion at upscale boutiques like Vestique.
Dining in Dilworth is akin to taking a trip around the world, and foodies will want to take their time exploring this neighborhood. Kid Cashew’s menu of modern Mediterranean fare crafted on a wood-fired grill keeps its ivy-wrapped patio full, and over at Copper, the colorful interior of its restored historic venue is the perfect setting for indulging in sumptuous, contemporary Indian cuisine.
A night out in Dilworth might begin with a visit to the Dilworth Tasting Room, a neighborhood wine bar with dazzling small plates, and a serene outdoor courtyard with a central koi pond. Heading to 300 East for a dinner of American classics and cocktails rounds out a night of fine dining, and those looking for a sweet treat can check out Duck Donuts, where the made-to-order fresh donuts are legendary.
Things to Do
Dilworth is an oasis of green spaces and outdoor recreational facilities, exemplified by its two large, sweeping parks. Of the two, Latta Park is smaller and maintains an invigorating combination of sports fields, tennis and basketball courts, fitness and playground equipment, and walking trails along its 31 acres. Freedom Park contains 98 acres of pristine land, and its spot nestled between Myers Park and Dilworth has established it as one of the most-visited parks in the city of Charlotte. Centered around a 7-acre lake, Freedom Park also boasts 12 lighted tennis courts in addition to its many other amenities.
More than just its own local calendar of neighborhood events, Dilworth is also home to the city’s annual Yiasou Greek Festival. This much-anticipated celebration of Greek heritage includes authentic cuisine, wine tastings, art exhibits, vendors, live entertainment, and plenty of dancing.
Dilworth is home to several excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:
Dilworth Elementary, PK-5, well-rated public elementary separated into two campuses, Sedgefield and Latta
St. Patrick Catholic School, K-5, highly rated private Catholic elementary school