Dilworth—a designated Historic District
Our Magnolia Green building, has 7 furnished apartments, and is located on Magnolia Avenue, a quiet tree-lined residential street in Historic Dilworth. The neighborhood has a mix of stately homes and craftsman bungalows, many built in the early 1900s, along with several vibrant commercial areas that provide an abundance of local restaurants and shops, making Dilworth the most pedestrian-friendly, walkable neighborhood in the city.
Located just 1.5 miles from the central business district (Uptown), you’ll be able to walk to 3 parks, two full-service grocery stores, 40+ restaurants (Thai, vegan/raw, Indian, Italian, Peruvian, new American etc.) massage studios, coffee shops, art galleries, consignment stores, neighborhood pubs and other amenities, along wide sidewalks under huge willow oak trees.
Within just a couple of blocks are many dining options, including a sushi restaurant, one of the best Italian restaurants in Charlotte, a wine shop, yoga studio, several neighborhood pubs (one with live music most nights), a popular breakfast spot, a full-service grocery store, and a park with a tennis court.
A transit stop 1/2 block away provides bus service directly to Uptown, the Convention Center/Time Warner Arena/Panthers Stadium and in the other direction to SouthPark (upscale shopping) every 15-20 minutes.
The Lynx Blue Line light rail is only a 15-minute walk away, with trains going directly Uptown in 10 minutes. Carolinas Medical Center (Levine Children’s Hospital) is 4 minutes away by car, or an easy 15-20 minute walk.
Annual events in the neighborhood include the Greek Festival, Festival in the Park, the Dilworth Criterium bicycle race.
With so much at your doorstep, and great access to public transportation, a car is not needed, and many of our guests simply take a taxi from the airport and explore the neighborhood on foot.
History of Dilworth, from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission
When Edward Latta initially began developing Dilworth in 1891, he introduced an electric streetcar built by the Edison Electric Company. It brought city dwellers beyond the outskirts of the city for recreation. The success of Latta’s project was dependent on wealthy and middle-class potential homebuyers realizing they could enjoy a country lifestyle and easily commute to the city center for work. He purposefully established a racetrack, baseball field and municipal fairgrounds at the end of the trolley line so passengers had to ride by the homes for sale. By 1912, Latta began to develop these areas in consultation with the Olmstead Brothers landscape architect firm. Olmsted Brothers was already famous for its work with the White House, Duke University, The Biltmore Estate and Audubon Park in New Orleans. They recommended a grand winding and circular road rather than the grid design used thus far–and thus was born Dilworth Roads East and West, just a block from Magnolia Green.here.