One of Charlotte’s Premier Communities – Worth a Visit to Charlotte!
Charlotte’s city government was originally supported simply by a mayor, a recorder, and a Board of Aldermen, which included seven members: one from each of the four wards of the city and three elected at large. Of course, this was when the city population was only 18,091! (I cannot imagine!)
As Charlotte began to grow, the first suburbs were formed along the streetcar lines that extended out from the city. These suburbs, expanding to the south and east of the city, included Dilworth, Elizabeth, Myers Park (formerly known as Myers Park – Eastover) and Plaza Midwood. Latta Park was known as the “pleasure resort” and was at the southern end of the street car line. Latta Park sat just outside the city limits and was known as Dilworth, our first REAL suburb! Historic Dilworth, with its colorful park, boulevards, expansive mansions and inviting bungalow was Charlotte’s earliest “suburban” development. Built in 1891 by entrepreneur and streetcar owner, Edward Dilworth Latta, his home on East Boulevard, was the showplace of turn-of-the-century Charlotte. Until Latta’s departure from Charlotte in May of 1923, he played a pivotal role in the transformation of the Queen City.
Latta helped expand the city from a modest commercial center of 7,094 inhabitants in 1880, to an industrial and financial metropolis of Piedmont, NC in 1920, boasting a population of 46,338. (Today, the Queen City‘s population is a hefty 731,424, with over 2.5 million in the Charlotte Metro region and is the 17th largest city in the United States)!
Historic Dilworth boasted not only fine residences, but also a race track, ball park, pavilion, lake and an industrial complex which included textile mills and a foundry. Still today, the Nationally Registered historical neighborhood retains its residential charm while embracing lively, adaptive reuse for commerce, galleries, restaurants and entertainment.
Today, Dilworth envelopes you in tree-lined streets which front beautiful, architecturally designed homes with wrap-around porches as well as quaint little shops and restaurants. Local merchants offer personal attention as well as an ambiance that is Dilworth’s trademark. It is now hard to believe that anyone everconsidered Dilworth as a ‘suburb!’ Come take a tour and see why Dilworth is the choice among many Uptown young professionals and families who love the ’neighborhood’ feel of Dilworth. Architecture and streetscapes tell the story of Historic Dilworth—and moreover, its recent revival with renovation and new construction have given it yet, another, reason to call Dilworth, Charlotte NC home.
Charlotte NC historic homes for sale in Dilworth
Take our YouTube tour of Dilworth and see why we ask “What’s not to love about Dilworth?”
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The Maxwell House Group Real Estate can assist buyers in all forms of Charlotte relocation needs including new construction houses, condos, townhouses, for sale by owner homes, residential lots, townhomes, lofts, and new homes in various subdivisions across the Charlotte Metro region. If you are interested in foreclosure homes including pre-foreclosures, short sales, REO properties, bank owned properties and other types of foreclosure properties, then we can assist you. If you’re searching for Charlotte NC foreclosures in Dilworth or neighboring communities, then we invite you to view the listings in this or any of the Charlotte popular subdivisions on our site. And if you’re searching for condos or townhomes for sale in the Charlotte area, feel free to browse our updated listings of Charlotte condos, townhouses, townhomes, lofts on our site.
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Information on this page is based on information on single family homes for sale in Dilworth subdivision in Charlotte NC per the Carolina Multiple Listing Services, Inc. and is deemed reliable but, not guaranteed.
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