Dilworth, so hot right now. Neighborhood goes from rich and sleepy to rich and trendy.

Dilworth, so hot right now. Neighborhood goes from rich and sleepy to rich and trendy.
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Dilworth has always had a cool, understated vibe – but it’s now transforming into the top neighborhood in Charlotte.

Yes, you should have bought there. By now you’re likely getting priced out. Over the past two years, the average home sale price has gone from $470,307 to $504,776 according to CarolinaMLS. And it’s just getting started.

Somehow Dilworth has managed to feel less snobby than Myers Park and Eastover. Maybe it’s the popular Moe’s or Outback Steakhouse. Maybe it’s the easy access to Freedom Park. Maybe it’s the hidden gem neighborhood vibes of Toast, Ru San’s Pio Pio, Dilworth Neighborhood Grille, Bulldog Beer & Wine and Lebowski’s.


Map of Dilworth via Google Maps

But now, this neighborhood is no longer sleepy. Here’s a quick look at Dilworth’s recent and future transformation:

Hip Donuts? Say hello to Duck Donuts.

Tasty Bakery? Say hello to Sunflour Bakery.

Trendy Tacos? Say hello to Babalu.

Hot restaurant? Say hello to Kid Cashew.

Fancy grocery store? Say hello to the Fresh Market.

Hottest new wine bar? Say hello to Foxcroft Wine & Co.

Family hot dog spot with rooftop? Say hello to JJ’s Red Hots.

Delicious Vegetarian dining option? Say hello to Fern.

Patio with craft cocktails? Say hello to Summit Room.

Cheese, wine and coffee? Dilworth Tasting Room is coming soon.

Upscale Pet Store? PetPeople is coming soon.

Next level coffee? Not Just Coffee is coming soon.

Fancy boutique hotel? Kimpton is coming soon.

Premium pizza? Inzio Pizza is coming soon.


Dilworth Crossing Shopping Center (anchored by Food Lion). Soon to be home to Not Just Coffee, Inzio Pizza, Yoga One and more – Courtesy of Robert Johnson Architects.


Current construction progress on the new mill building – high ceilings, brick, rooftop, etc.

Heck, even the Showmars got a trendy facelift to match the changing vibes of Dilworth.


New Showmars store design

And the patio at Ed’s is now HUUUUGE


New massive back patio at Ed’s Tavern

What’s next for Dilworth?

It’ll be interesting to see what takes the spot of 101 Main and East Blvd Bar and Grill.

And I’m even more interested to see what happens with the big, ugly lot in the middle of Dilworth. Whatever gets developed on this land will define the neighborhood. [Agenda story: The long story behind that empty lot on East Boulevard]

Dilworth is becoming Charlotte’s top neighborhood by combining the best parts of other hot hoods – Plaza Midwood’s walkability, Eastover’s beautiful homes, SouthPark’s restaurants, Myers Park’s family vibe, Elizabeth’s charm and South End’s new food/retail concepts – all within a mile or so of Uptown.

Dilworth, so hot right now.

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