Dilworth is known for its charming historic bungalows and Queen Anne-style homes sit along walkable tree-lined streets. Nationally ranked schools, low crime rates, access to top attractions, and friendly neighbors are the norm. Welcome to Dilworth.
While many of Charlotte’s neighborhoods were built over the last few decades, Dilworth is the exception to the rule. Dilworth dates back to the late 1800s, and residents work hard to preserve that history which just 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, residents can practically walk to attractions and businesses. They can also walk to an assortment of locally-owned shops and restaurants on a crisp Carolina afternoon.
The neighborhood was Charlotte's first streetcar suburb and was established by Edward Dilworth Latta in the 1890s on 250 acres southwest of the original city limits. It included the Joseph Forsyth Johnson designed Latta Park. Planned largely with a grid pattern similar to the city's original four wards, Dilworth was initially designated the Eighth Ward.
Dilworth was born out of the powerful impact that the newly minted streetcar had on Charlotte's original four ward neighborhood. These streetcars and walking were Charlottean's primary mode of transportation which kept development close to Trade and Tryon Streets, Charlotte's urban core. The first electric streetcar, Latta's Charlotte Street Railway Company, began operation May 18, 1891, just two days before Dilworth was opened. The original streetcar was replaced just five short years later by Charlotte Electric Railway.
The streets of Dilworth feature stately, mature oak trees, sidewalks, and houses with front porches. The homes are primarily bungalows — with the occasional Queen Anne — and some larger, two-story Colonial Revivals lining Dilworth Road East and West. East Boulevard serves as the main thoroughfare through the neighborhood. East Boulevard is lined with restaurants, offices and shops, many located in renovated homes. Charlotte's largest hospital, Carolinas Medical Center, is in Dilworth. This 861-bed teaching hospital is the region's only Level 1 trauma center.
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 its own fun-filled 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, as is the NASCAR Hall of Fame.