Things to do

Neighborhood Explorer: Dilworth

Established in 1891, Dilworth is Charlotte’s original suburb. Nestled between Center City and South End, the area is one of the most sought-after neighborhoods.

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Due to the charming homes (many of which are on the National Register of Historic Places), eclectic restaurants and festivals along centuries-old streets, Dilworth is a lively and cozy area of Charlotte. If (or when) you fall in love with Dilworth, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices and SearchCharlotte.com are ready to help you find your next place to call home.

Eat & Drink

In Dilworth, you won’t go hungry. There’s a straight shot of established restaurants along East Boulevard: the neighborhood’s main stretch for things to do. Dine at Kid Cashew, a modern, Mediterranean eatery; chow down on a bacon cheeseburger at Ed’s Tavern, a local gathering spot; fill up on sandwiches (we recommend the chicken salad) at The Mayobird; or grab a vegan doughnut and a bottle of wine from The People’s Market, a neighborhood hub for work, eat and play.

Other must-eat destinations include Copper, a high-end Indian spot, Ru San’s, a casual sushi eatery; Bakersfield, a popular Mexican restaurant; and Crema Espresso Bar and Café, a quaint coffee shop, perfect for an afternoon of relaxing. For a more refined night out, sip on an array of pours and small plates at cozy wine bars like MERE’s, Dilworth Tasting Room or Foxcroft Wine.

Play

Soak up all the greenery this neighborhood has to offer at Freedom Park, a 98-acre park located between the Dilworth and the Myers Park neighborhoods. For the sports enthusiast, grab your rackets to play tennis, play a pickup soccer game or spike the ball on the park’s sand volleyball courts. If you’re looking for a more leisurely activity, stroll around the 7-acre lake or on any of the surrounding walking trails. For a picture opportunity, check out the “Timeline” public sculpture created by Robert Winkler. This bright yellow sculpture is made of fused rail pieces, paying homage to the area’s old trolley tracks.

Shop

Stroll down boutique-filled East Boulevard to get your fill of shopping. Score local gifts, books, cards and other knickknacks at Paper Skyscraper or reinvent your wardrobe with trendy apparel at Revolution Clothiers & Co, Vestique and McKenzie Claire.

Live

Considering buying or selling a home in Dilworth or a nearby neighborhood? Ranked number one in NC and in the top 100 nationally, the experts on John Siddons’ team at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices can help. You can also visit SearchCharlotte.com to browse the best Charlotte real estate on the market.