Meet Charlotte’s First Streetcar Suburb: Dilworth
Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Uptown is the Charlotte neighborhood of Dilworth, a charming, white picket fenced and bungalow adorned suburb that has regrown immensely in the past decade. Now known for its trendy boutiques and restaurants which line East Boulevard, the neighborhood is one of the city’s oldest and most historic neighborhoods.
Purchased in the 1890s by entrepreneur Edward Dilworth Latta, the hundreds of acres of property was named honoring Latta’s grandmother. The land was transformed when Latta bought a streetcar line, converted it to electric power and began selling plots of land at the end of the car’s route, extending into what has now become Uptown.
The neighborhood today is characterized by its friendly and eclectic atmosphere, with a hint of history left over from Dilworth’s revitalization. The pedestrian-friendly suburb regularly bumbles with block parties, yard sales and community festivities for all ages, making it the perfect place for young and old residents alike.
Things To Do in Dilworth
Whether you’re a fashionista, a foodie or a wine and beer enthusiast, you’re bound to find fun in Dilworth. Here’s a list of some of our favorite places to go and things to do to:
This boutique is all about trendsetting. Browse through an array of brands fit for any fashion lover. An appreciation for denim is a plus.
A friendly little space full of gifts of all kinds, Paper Skyscraper is a welcome spot for those who enjoy creativity and thoughtfulness. Pop in for a book, some new stationary or a candle, and don’t forget to leave with a smile!
Women who love fun and flirty clothes will love Vestique. This boutique is always filled with the season’s hottest picks. From rompers to blouses, shoes to jewelry, you’ll be sure to find something you’ll love.
New parent in need of support, apparel, and of course, diapers? The Milky Way has you covered. This store is dedicated to helping new parents discover the joys of parenting and overcoming challenges with their newest family additions. Take classes on nursing and diaper changing, or shop a variety of clothes, books, and toys.
Mexican with a twist, Cantina 1511 serves up non-traditional Mexican dishes that you’ll be sure to love. This trendy restaurant features locally grown ingredients in an expansive menu, sure to make your taste buds sing.
Serving Dilworth for 32 years and counting, 300 East is a staple for any Charlotte foodie. This family-owned and operated restaurant is housed in a renovated 1900 Victorian home, very befitting of its creative and diverse dishes.
Located in an old bungalow turned restaurant decorated with a “modern interpretation of Indian artistic flair,” Copper is the epitome of modern Indian cuisine. With an infusion of traditional and modern touches to each dish, Copper brings a unique dining experience for any adventurous food-lover.
If you have a hankering for chicken salad, this is the place for you. Whether you like your chicken salad spicy, fruity, nutty, or the good ol’ fashioned plain way, The Mayobird is sure to whip up something to your fancy.
Located at the heart of Dilworth in a 1940s style building you’ll find the Dilworth Tasting Room. This wine bar prides itself on its unique wine list focused on low-production, high-quality wines. Take a seat at the bar, on a sofa, or in the open-air private courtyard and enjoy a drink.
If you’re looking for a place with a diverse selection of wine from every major wine-producing region in the world, look no further than Foxcroft Wine Co. This wine store, wine bar and full-service kitchen offers an eclectic selection of wines by the glass, as well as a selection of bottles sold at normal retail prices. Stop in for a glass, a bottle, or one of their signature dishes and you’ll be sure to leave satisfied.
Whether you’re a history buff hoping to settle down along centuries-old streets, a young adult scoping out the Charlotte food scene, in a family that lives for community events, or an older resident enjoying the charm of the neighborhood, Dilworth is the place to be.
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