Dilworth is a neighborhood and commercial district located in south-central Charlotte. Its exact borders are open to interpretation, but Dilworth is generally regarded as the area between South Blvd., Morehead St., Kenilworth Ave., and Sedgefield Park.
Visitors to Dilworth often comment on the traditional, residential feel of the neighborhood. As the city's earliest suburb, it was designed around wide avenues with a shady tree canopy. This provides some of the city's most pleasant (and expensive) residential streets, but don't be fooled: Dilworth also boasts some of the city's best evening-life options. A slew of restaurants along East Boulevard offer high-end cuisine in almost every category imaginable, making Dilworth a prime place to grab dinner before heading to the bars and clubs of nearby Uptown or South End.
Though the central part of the district is walkable (and within easy walking distance of South End), Dilworth as a whole is most easily traveled by car. It is a short taxi ride from Uptown, South End or Myers Park.
The Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) operates bus routes 19 and 25 through Dilworth. Routes 6 and 18 serve the eastern edge of Dilworth and routes 10 and 16 serve the western edge of Dilworth. Another mass transit option is to take the LYNX light rail service to the East/West Blvd station in South End and walk the short distance into the central part of Dilworth from there.
Latta Park - Located a couple of blocks north of East Blvd, this historic park is well-positioned to serve the lunch crowd coming from South Blvd. restaurants. It includes a "sprayground" for children, making it a summertime favorite.
Dilworth Billiards, 300 E Tremont Ave, +1 704 333-3021, .
Dilworth has some of Charlotte's best boutique shopping, especially along major streets such as East Boulevard. Most stores are in converted bungalows, though there are a few large shopping centers here and there. Dilworth is a perfect neighborhood for sunny-afternoon shopping.
Lotus, 1247 East Blvd, +1 704 332-2047, . Clothing boutique.
Maddi's Gallery, 1530 East Blvd, +1 704 332-0007, . M-Sa 10AM-6PM, Su 1PM-5PM. Art gallery with crafts, jewelry and folk art.
Paper Skyscraper, 330 East Blvd, +1 704 333-7130, . Cards, gifts, bath and body items, candles, stationery, books, and small home accessories.
The Bag Lady, 1710 Kenilworth Ave Ste 200, +1 704 338-9778. M-Sa 10AM-7PM, Su 1PM-5PM.
300 East, 300 East Blvd, +1 704 332-6507, . M-Sa 11AM-5PM, dinner Su-Th 5PM-10PM, F Sa 5PM-11PM, brunch Su 10AM-3PM. $9-17.
East Boulevard Bar and Grill, 1315 East Blvd Suite 130, +1 704 332-2414.