Dilworth is arguably Charlotte’s strongest neighborhood for young professional families that enjoy both residential and urban lifestyle. Dilworth is known for its stately, mature oak trees, historic bungalows, Queen Anne and Colonial revivals interspersed with Charlotte’s chicest boutiques and restaurants.
Initially designated the Eighth Ward Dilworth was Charlotte’s first streetcar suburb and like Center City, it is built on a grid pattern. The community prospered as a residential neighborhood for residents commuting to Center City, but as development moved southward after the war, Dilworth, like many other city neighborhoods began fighting to overcome years of blight and decay. In the late 60's, the original Dilworth Community Development Association was formed to rally against further deterioration and encourage a focus on inner city neighborhoods at a time when city planners were focused on the suburbs. DCDA worked to see housing codes enforced and zoning and land use modifications revised. They rallied for preservation and rejuvenation of the neighborhood's rich store of houses and commercial buildings. Dilworth is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is home to Charlotte’s largest hospital, Carolinas Medical Center. It is a 861 bed teaching hospital that has the only level one trauma center in the Carolinas and is home to the Levine Children's Hospital and Sanger Heart Clinic.
Dilworth is a destination shopping, dining and entertainment neighborhood with its eclectic mix of shops and restaurants along East Boulevard, two of Charlotte’s biggest parks, Latta Park and Freedom park, the Sugar Creek Greenway and Freedom Park Nature Center. Each year, residents delight in two of Charlotte’s largest festivals, the Yiasou Greek Festival and Festival in the Park and eagerly await one of Charlotte’s most loved home tours, The Dilworth Home Tour. The DCDA is one of Charlotte’s strongest neighborhood associations educating the public to understand the importance of preserving the Dilworth Community as a unique place in Charlotte's history. RETURN TO DILWORTH CHARLOTTE NEIGHBORHOOD HOMES FOR SALE SEARCH