People in the community are making good development recommendations, the city just needs to listen up and take a stranglehold on the development process. But social services and public transportation are not as readily accessible in the suburbs, where local governments may not be equipped to serve the poor the way city governments are. This has been more prominent in cities such as Atlanta and DC rather than Charlotte. But there are plenty of medical services and several fire stations nearby.
I have never looked back and love my decision about 15 years ago to move into the Dilworth community from the suburbs. Our neighborhood is great for the kids and the schools are fine as well.