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NEIGHBORHOOD GUIDE

A guide to local favorites in Dilworth

Coffee table books and artwork reflected in a colorful painting at the SOCO Gallery.
  • By Kristen Wile
  • Photos by Travis Dove
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Dilworth
Charlotte
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The center of one of Charlotte’s most coveted Zip codes, Dilworth blends pristine residential streets and a main street, East Boulevard, which has shops and restaurants in historic buildings and shiny new digs. Like many of the city’s neighborhoods, Dilworth was born with the city’s old streetcar lines.

Meet Kristen Wile

Kristen moved to Charlotte from D.C. in 2013. She was born in New York and has finally found a city with a proper climate. The former editor of Charlotte magazine, she started a subscription-based website covering food and drink in the city and enjoys working from home with her two rescue pit bulls and pet tortoise.

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Dilworth

Freedom Park
At nearly 100 acres, this park is big enough to spend a day exploring. Grab a picnic from the People’s Market nearby and set up on the island overlooking the park’s lake.
Freedom Park, 1908 East Blvd., Charlotte, N.C. 28203
Paper Skyscraper
A quirky shop with lots of humor, Paper Skyscraper has one of the best curated selections of gifts and gadgets around.
Paper Skyscraper, 330 East Blvd., Charlotte, N.C. 28203
Foxcroft Wine
Enjoy an afternoon snack and a glass of wine or a full meal at this wine bar and bottle shop in the heart of the neighborhood. Sit on the patio on a nice night, at the bar for friendly conversation or at a table for a more formal experience.
Foxcroft Wine, 1235 East Blvd. Suite I, Charlotte, N.C. 28203
Wing Haven gardens and bird sanctuary
A pair of meticulously maintained gardens are hidden among residential streets. Keep an eye on the calendar for special events, such as tea time, Imbibe + Inspire tours and kids’ programming.
Wing Haven gardens and bird sanctuary, 248 Ridgewood Ave., Charlotte, N.C. 28209
300 East restaurant
With a locally sourced menu served inside what used to be an old house, 300 East is a no-fuss stop for a delicious, Southern-tinged meal. Don’t skip dessert.
300 East restaurant, 300 East Blvd., Charlotte, N.C. 28203
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Kristen Wile
Kristen moved to Charlotte from D.C. in 2013. She was born in New York and has finally found a city with a proper climate. The former editor of Charlotte magazine, she started a subscription-based website covering food and drink in the city and enjoys working from home with her two rescue pit bulls and pet tortoise.
Travis Dove
Travis is a contributing photographer to The Washington Post based in Charlotte.

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