Helpful Links to Our Neighborhood & City
This is the central employment district for the City of Charlotte with businesses that range from design firms and retail shops in Historic South End to the government centers and financial, insurance, real estate, engineering and legal services companies that populate the growing skyline of Uptown Charlotte. We now have 70,000 workers in Uptown and South End.
Once called Charlottetowne, the city was named Charlotte in 1762 in honor of the British Queen “Charlotte Sophia” while the county was named Mecklenburg to denote the region in Germany where she was born.
The Historic Landmarks Commission protects properties in four fundamental ways. First, it recommends the designation of individually significant properties as historic landmarks. Second, it buys and sells endangered historic landmarks through its $9 million dollar revolving fund and places preservation covenants in the deeds when the properties are sold. Third, it administers design review over intended material alterations of historic landmarks. Fourth, it educates the general public about the significance of historic landmarks.
The Dilworth Community Development Association has been acting on behalf of Dilworth residents for the common good of the neighborhood since the late 1960's. The DCDA Board is comprised of 5 Officers and 18 Board members; it provides leadership, but the involvement of all Dilworth residents is vital to making Dilworth the best place to live in Charlotte!