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Dilworth Homes For Sale in Charlotte, NC

Posted in: Featured Neighborhoods, Charlotte
By NC Charlotte Homes .com
Nov 9, 2011 - 1:08:19 AM

Dilworth Homes For Sale
in Charlotte NC
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Historic Dilworth
One of Charlotte's Premier Communities
Dilworth has the distinction of being the first real suburb of Charlotte NC.  It was situated at the end of the streetcar line that extended south and east of Charlotte's city limits.  The area that now encompasses Dilworth was a destination that was popular as a place of recreation for the residents of the then thriving city of Charlotte and its over 18,000 inhabitants, 20 years or so after the Northern Insurgency.

The area was originally called Latta Park back in the 1880s.  It was named for the developer of the community, Edward Dilworth Latta.  Mr Latta, coincidentally owned the streetcar line that carried passengers to his development.  It's not clear if the streetcar line or the community came first, but whatever the case, it was an ingenious way to fill a railroad car.

Mr. Latta left his showplace home on East Boulevard, in the heart of Charlotte in 1923 in favor of his new home in Dilworth after contributing much to Charlotte’s early success and growth.  He was a true leader of the Queen City, Charlotte's stage name so to speak.  His efforts were legend among city residents and later historians of the period.  Charlotte would grow from 7000 residents in 1880 to a remarkable 735,000 today.  The marks he left on the city were contributing factors for this spectacular growth.

Upon leaving Charlotte, Edward Latta began a new phase of his rather extraordinary life, which was his plan to create a viable community on the grounds of Latta Park.  He called this settlement, of all things, Dilworth.  The community was envisioned as a collection of fashionable homes, with amenities for the residents. It also had provision for industrial facilities and was certainly a well conceived overall concept.  Mr. Latta's plans for his city included a baseball park, race track, lake and an impressive pavilion, all of which helped attract residents to his community, probably via his streetcar line.

Dilworth, was once regarded as a suburb of Charlotte, but has since been embraced by the expanding Queen City.  It is now a remarkably distinct and delightful neighborhood within Charlotte’s boundaries.  The area retains the ambiance, charm and the general feeling that Edward Latta envisioned for his town.  Within its boundaries are a goodly number of exquisite restaurants and clusters of boutiques, art galleries and truly original shops.  Dilworth has become a premier neighborhood for young professionals and families who have fallen in love with the old fashioned neighborhood's amenities.  The new members of the enclave bring with them a spirit of restoration and neighborhood pride that has continued the revival of this beautiful, classic town within a town.

There is plenty you can discover about this historic section when you visit the Charlotte Historical Museum in Dilworth.  See an original Dilworth streetcar and many treasures from the early days of the town's inception.  Take a nostalgic look into the past, and marvel at the creativeness and ingenuity of Edward Dilworth Latta.  He was so proud of his project he gave it his name.

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