Maps, Demos, Economic Impact

Innovation Park in University Research ParkUniversity City is home to 23 Fortune 500 companies, and over 25 energy, research and technology focused companies including TIAA CREF, Electrolux, SPEED, Digital Optics, AREVA, and EPRI, with over 40,000 employees.

Office and Land MapDemographic Summary

Road, Rail, Power

Adjacent to I-85 and I-485, just 10 minutes from I-77, 15 minutes from uptown Charlotte, and 20 minutes from CLT Airport making the research park an ideal location for international, national and regional headquarters.

University City Road MapLight Rail MapRedundant Power Map

Workforce, Facts, Incentives

University City has evolved to showcase concentrations of businesses in energy, healthcare, technology, and back office. Business is booming in University City as industry stalwarts have remained and new companies have arrived.

WorkforceUC Fact SheetUCP Economic Incentives

K-12, Secondary, Research

A continuum of education from kindergarten through PhD research. UNC Charlotte, with 26,000 students from 80 countries, supporting 80 graduate programs, of which 19 are PhD.

Schools K-12Secondary InstitutionsResearch in University City

Greenways, Medical, Recreation

Home to the largest greenway network in the region with over 28 miles connecting UNC Charlotte to URP, connection to a variety of neighborhoods, parks and the Lynx Blue Line light rail system in 2017.

Greenway MapMedicalRecreation

Shopping, Eating, Lodging

Dozens of restaurants from 11 different countries, housing for students to executives, shopping from local boutiques to IKEA. Sixteen hotels serving the needs of travelers from sports teams to international researchers.

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‘Hot and New’ 360 Bistro brings chef-inspired dining to Restaurant Row

08/05/2014

Restaurant Row on West W.T. Harris Boulevard has an exciting new addition – 360 Bistro. Open just three weeks, the restaurant has 34 glowing reviews on Facebook and a “Hot.. Read more

Great news about our neighborhoods in the Sunday paper!

08/05/2014

University City neighborhoods recently got a big plug in the Sunday Charlotte Observer. “university city blossoms – Dramatic change is transforming UCity into one of Charlotte’s most coveted areas,” proclaimed.. Read more

Celebrate our nearly finished Outer Belt at 485 MADD Dash

08/05/2014

We’ll want to celebrate when I-485 finally opens in University City, and at least one group already has plans for a party ON the new freeway – the 485 MADD.. Read more