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Know Your Neighborhoods: Dilworth

Dilworth Charlotte sounds a little like it would be the stomping grounds of people who see the value of pickles (Dill-worth?). But you don’t have to care for cured cucumbers to experience the many appeals of this top Charlotte neighborhood.

The Dilworth neighborhood is found just south of Charlotte’s city center. It was originally founded in the 1890s as the city’s first streetcar suburb. Today it remains a beautiful, tree-lined neighborhood that’s on the National Historic Register of Places.

This area of Charlotte helps you understand why the city is known for its tree canopy. Mature oak trees line the sidewalks fronting Dilworth Charlotte’s many bungalows and larger two-story Colonial Revivals. You can find modern homes, luxury apartments and townhomes too.

The neighborhood’s boundaries vary depending on who you talk to. There’s often overlap with South End spots to the east and Myers Park venues to the west. The highway is the northern border pretty consistently, and Ideal Way is a common marker to the south.

While you’re in Dilworth, East Boulevard is brimming with things to explore. You can check out the collaborative boutique Summerbird, view local artists in various media at the Lark & Key, and find the perfect artisanal oil and vinegar at the family-owned Pour Olive. Shop for clothes, home goods or an innovative gift at Revolution Clothiers, Vestique, or Paper Skyscraper.

While you’re on East, you might grab a fresh-baked treat at Sunflower Bakery or a hand-dipped, freshly made donut at Duck’s Donuts. For lunch, check out the chicken salad and other homey fare at The Mayo Bird or have an upscale Indian lunch at Copper. For dinner, you can get a big ol’ burger at Bad Daddy’s or try a flight of wines at Foxcroft Wine Co. For tacos and tequila, check out Bakersfield.

Getting Out & About in Dilworth

Dilworth, NC, is appealing to residents as it’s so close to many great places to enjoy the outdoors. Foremost is Freedom Park, a 98-acre park with paved trails around a lake and leading to the baseball pitches, tennis and volleyball courts, or soccer fields. The Carolina Panthers have built a Play 365 playground for a Ninja Warrior-type experience. Kids can also enjoy the sprawling climbing area, swings, sandbox anchored by an original train. Plus, if you have a family, you can take the little ones to explore Discovery Place’s Nature Center.

Latta Park is another outdoor jewel of Dilworth NC. Smaller than Freedom, this park is surrounded by trees and provides a shaded play area for kids. There’s also a spray ground and basketball court.

Dilworth is home to three miles of Sugar Creek Greenway trails. Plus, it’s easy to get to the Rail Trail for running, walking, rollerblading or cycling on paved paths too.

Those who prefer gym workouts won’t be disappointed either. Choose from yoga and cycle studios, 9 Round, and CrossFit boxes. If you’re wanting to take a ski or snowboard trip, don’t miss the Alpine Ski Center to gear up!

Great Eats in Dilworth Charlotte

Dilworth is primarily a residential neighborhood, but there are great places to eat and drink here too. For casual bar grub and games try Ed’s Tavern (which was once a meeting place for characters in the hit show Homeland).

The Dilworth Grille is on Morehead, not far from the hospital campus. You might think you’re going to a movie theater because of its marquee, but this is a homey place with outdoor seating and a fun special events calendar (including Drag Queen brunch).

Or enjoy international fare at the likes of:

  • Persuasion for Chinese and Vietnamese dishes
  • Ru-San’s for Japanese yakitori and sushi
  • Thai Taste for, obviously, Thai dishes
  • Fiamma for Northern Italian fare and homemade pasta
  • Zen Fusion for a combo of Asian and Spanish options
  • Kid Cashew offers Mediterranean tapas and small plates

A new addition to Dilworth NC is The Vintage, a pending whiskey and cigar lounge at Worthington Avenue. In fact, this upscale venue is a conversion of an auto body shop once owned by Michael Jordan’s father James.

Health junkies will want to try Berrybrook Farms for natural foods and holistic health items. Or try the yummy juices and smoothies at Green Brothers Juice Co. It’s in the same plaza as the fast pizza place Inizio and the laidback Comet Grill, which hosts live music nightly.

Finding Your Home in Dilworth, NC

Dilworth is one of the best places to live in North Carolina, per niche.com. The neighborhood has an A+ score with its urban feel, range of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Plus there are highly-rated public schools.

Another selling point for homeowners in the Dilworth neighborhood of Charlotte NC? There are many home design and decor studios in the neighborhood. People love living in this vibrant neighborhood, and they want to feather their nests. You’ll find this a cozy, comfortable place to be.

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