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.

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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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A chat with Tim Wallace about wine, trees, beer and life in general at the Wine Vault

09/30/2014

Like a vintage Bordeaux, the Wine Vault at University Place looks even better today than it did when 1980s restaurateur Slug Claiborne launched it nearly 30 years ago as a.. Read more

New restaurants give you tasty reasons to explore University City (and the world)

09/30/2014

Looking for a new place for lunch or dinner in University City? You’re in luck! Our ever growing and highly diverse restaurant scene has several new choices open or coming.. Read more

Defy Gravity Trampoline Park brings new life to once vacant retail space

09/30/2014

The former PetSmart store on University City Boulevard has bounced back to life in a big way – as the new home of DefyGravity Trampoline Park. Last Friday, when we.. Read more