Dilworth, Charlotte’s first streetcar suburb, is located just outside of Uptown and is home to the largest hospital in the area, Carolinas
Medical Center. There are lines of mature oak trees and sidewalks that give the neighborhood a friendly, homey feel but there are plenty of conveniences too. Located along the corridor of East Blvd. are many shops, restaurants and offices.
Living options in Dilworth are plentiful. Most prominent in this area are the adorable bungalow homes with front porches, some of the most beautiful Charlotte residential real estate you will find. In addition, there are numerous buildings leasing condos of varying sizes and townhome rental properties as well.
The best way to find a great rental property in this area is to work with a real estate agent in Dilworth or a property manager in Dilworth. From older homes with tons of character to the Atherton Lofts with incredible high ceilings, there is a perfect rental property for everyone.
Want to know what there is to do and see in Dilworth, and why it’s a great place to live? We could go on and on but here are our top five reasons to live in Dilworth:
Voted Charlotte’s “Best Gift Store” by the Charlotte Observer , this store has a little bit of everything, including candles and bath products, toys and games, home décor, cards and stationery and an extensive collection of books. The staff is friendly and always willing to make suggestions or help you find that perfect gift and they’ll even ship your gift for your friends and family that are out of town. Visit http://www.paperskyscraper.com or https://www.facebook.com/pages/Paper-Skyscraper/62063430238?fref=ts.
Toast of Dilworth (2400 Park Rd.)
This is the kind of restaurant that will keep you coming back time and again. The food is fresh and unique and unlike a lot of places these days, that makes it easy to eat healthy. For breakfast, try the Sunrise Burrito with egg whites, brie and avocado. Or if you’re feeling more decadent, try the banana and peanut butter stuffed French toast. They’re open for lunch and dinner too or you can just stop in for a martini or glass of wine. You won’t soon forget the service either because all the waiters work every table and their service is super-fast. Check them out at http://toastcafeonline.com/dilworth or https://www.facebook.com/ToastCafeDilworth.
Wine & Design (1419 East Blvd., Suite J)
If you’re looking for something unique and fun for your next date or girls’ night out, you definitely want to try Wine & Design. Check out the various classes on their website, sign up and then bring your own favorite beverage with you the night of the class. They provide the apron, paint, easel, brushes, canvas and even a corkscrew and cups for your wine. Even if you’ve never done something artistic in your life, you’ll go home with a masterpiece thanks to their awesome instructors. Visit http://www.wineanddesignus.com or https://www.facebook.com/winedesignclt.
Dilworth Billiards (300 E. Tremont Ave.)
Everything at Dilworth Billiard’s is old, but in a good way. The atmosphere gives you that “good ol’ local pub” feeling with the wood floors, antique pool tables and walls of antique memorabilia. They don’t serve food but there is a bar and you are allowed to bring in your own food. The best part though is the beautiful outdoor patio/garden area, complete with fountains and a koi pond. It is a membership club so you will have to fork up $20 to join but it is well worth it. Visit http://www.dilworthbilliards.com/ or https://www.facebook.com/DilworthBilliards.
Dowd YMCA (400 E. Morehead St.)
You may have been to a YMCA before but this one has got everything. Tons of workout equipment, several racquetball courts, two indoor pools, three gyms, group exercise classes and men’s and women’s locker rooms that have saunas, steam rooms, Jacuzzis and even separate workout areas. But that’s not all, there’s also a dry cleaner, a barber, a pro shop and a restaurant on-site. The staff is very friendly and are always willing to help or even offer an impromptu tour and there’s free Wi-Fi and towel service too. Of course, being a Christian organization, there is a chapel on-site, but they also have baskets of inspirational bible verses by the doors, a nice touch. Check them out at http://www.ymcacharlotte.org/branches/dowd or https://www.facebook.com/DowdYMCA.
Arguably one of Charlotte’s most sought-after neighborhoods, Dilworth offers convenience, suburban amenities, and neighborhood storefronts. If you’re interesting in living in Charlotte’s Dilworth neighborhood, we don’t blame you. We know the ins and outs of the neighborhood, and we’re on-hand and ready to help you find the best places to live. If you’re looking to rent, buy, or sell, we’re here to help. Please don’t hesitate to contact us today!
Jennifer Baxter is a freelance writer who lives in the Lake Norman area. Have a story idea or project you need help with? Contact her at http://www.linkedin.com/pub/jennifer-baxter/22/74a/520