Beloved for its charming bungalows bordered by white picket fences, picturesque Dilworth was Charlotte’s first streetcar suburb, which explains why a a large portion of the neighborhood is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In the 1890s, entrepreneur Edward Dilworth Latta purchased hundreds of acres of property and dubbed it Dilworth in honor of his grandmother. Latta purchased a streetcar line, converted it to electric power and began selling lots at the end of the route, which extended to Uptown. Today block parties, yard sales and festivals pop up each year in this pedestrian-friendly enclave, seated just minutes from Center City and blocks from South End. Although year-round run clubs, fall pumpkin patches and Christmas tree lots give compact Dilworth its cozy-yet spirited vibe, much of its character draws on its historical qualities.