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Getting to Know Dilworth

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About Dilworth:

East Blvd, lined with shops and restaurants sits in the heart of Dilworth, which began as Charlotte's first streetcar suburb and was established by Edward Dilworth Latta in the 1890s on 250 acres just southwest of the original city limits and included the Joseph Forsyth Johnson designed Latta Park. Like neighboring Myers Park, the streets of Dilworth feature stately, mature oak trees, sidewalks, and houses with front porches. Unlike neighboring Myers Park, most of the homes are more conservative bungalows. Dilworth is also home to the Charlotte area's largest hospital, Carolinas Medical Center.

How to Get to Dilworth:

From the south, take Park Rd. north. It will split into Scott Ave., a north-only one-way street and Park Rd. West. Either way will take you to East Blvd., where you can travel east or west to view the heart of Dilworth, venturing up side streets for glimpses of the historic bungalows. From Uptown, take Kenilworth south to East Blvd. where you can go east or west.

Living in Dilworth:

Dilworth is a community that has seen a regrowth in the last 10-15 years and its proximity to Uptown is helping its property values immensely. The average single-family home price is $645,000, with 2300-square-feet as the average size. Townhomes and condos are being constructed in the area just off of East Blvd., offering easy access to shops and dining and also easy access to the new Lynx light rail service. The average sales price for condos and townhomes is $202,000 with 970 square-feet being the average size.

Dining in Dilworth:

Dilworth's proximity to Uptown and unique housing-turned-commercial vibe make it a hotspot for great dining:
  • Copper
    Copper is one of Charlotte's best Indian restaurants, but it's not traditional.
    311 East Blvd.
    Charlotte, NC 28203
    704-333-0063
  • Cantina 1511
    The Dilworth Cantina 1511 location was such a hit that a second one opened in Ballantyne.
    1511 East Blvd.
    Charlotte, NC 28203
    704-331-9222
  • 300 East
    A Charlotte classic since 1986, 300 East serves seasonal fare rich in eclectic ingredients, all in the inviting setting of a renovated Dilworth house.
    300 East Blvd.
    Charlotte, NC 28203
    704-332-6507

Shopping in Dilworth:

Dilworth's shopping is a boutique experience, from gift shops like the Paper Skyscraper (330 East Blvd.) and Cottage Chic (1232 East Blvd.) to whole food markets like Talley's Green Grocery (1408 East Blvd.).

Visiting Dilworth:

Because of Dilworth's proximity to Uptown, staying in one of Uptown's many hotels is the way to go. Uptown Hotels include The Westin, the Hilton Center City and the Omni.

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