About the Dilworth Neighborhood
A blend of classic elements and modern design, The Lexington lies nestled in the picturesque neighborhood of Dilworth in Charlotte. It is located near both the Lynx Blue light rail line, as well as dozens of trendy South End shops, breweries and restaurants. Yet because of the district’s beauty – which earned it a spot on the National Register of Historic Places – these Dilworth apartments will be hard to leave.
Developed between 1891 and 1941, Dilworth is known for its mature oak trees, easy walkability and historic charm. It was Charlotte’s first streetcar suburb and boasts a collection of late-19th and early-20th century architecture in the Queen Anne, Colonial Revival, Tudor Revival and Bungalow styles.
The Lynx Blue Line light rail runs 19 miles from I-485 past Dilworth and Uptown Charlotte to the University City area with 26 stations, including a stop on Carson Street, just three blocks from The Lexington.
There are endless things to do in Dilworth. Early risers can fuel their day with a green juice or smoothie at Green Brothers Juice & Smoothie Co. or savor scratch-made biscuits and tasty pastries on Sunflour Baking Company’s patio a few blocks away from The Lexington. Hot dog lovers will rejoice because JJ’s Red Hots, featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, is in the neighborhood, too! Other restaurants in Dilworth include Dilworth Neighborhood Grille, Sal’s Pizza Factory, Copper, Thai Taste, Konnichiwa Charlotte, Fern for gluten-free and vegan options and 300 East, a family-owned restaurant serving Charlotte for more than 30 years. As day gives way to night, relax with friends over a glass of wine and a cheese and charcuterie board beside the koi pond at Dilworth Tasting Room or sip a Mexi-Cali inspired cocktail at Bakersfield before dancing the night away at Bassment Charlotte.
Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy the Rail Trail, a multi-purpose trail that parallels the light rail line and features colorful public art installations and murals. Locals can also connect with nature at Freedom Park, a 98-acre park in Dilworth with a lake, playground, baseball fields, batting cages, tennis courts, soccer fields, volleyball courts and a basketball court. A half-mile away from The Lexington Dilworth, Latta Park features walking trails, a large pavilion with grills, playground, splash park and basketball court.
Check out the newly renovated Dowd YMCA, just two blocks away from The Lexington Dilworth. It is one of the largest YMCAs in the country, featuring 195,000 square feet of fitness space and stunning views of the city skyline. For a slower pace, gain some culture with an artistic visit to Hidell Brooks Gallery.
Trader Joe’s and Publix are both five minutes away by car when it’s time to grocery shop, as is Starbucks. Moreover, shopping for unique gifts and treasures is also simple at Dilworth’s beloved bookshop, Paper Skyscraper. Meanwhile, fashionistas will adore locally owned spots such as Vestique and Revolution Clothiers & Co.
No other community in Dilworth offers the same appeal and convenience that The Lexington Dilworth provides.