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.

Shop in University CityRestaurants in University CityHotels

Recent Updates

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Speakers tell City Council: Approve the University City Area Plan Update

04/15/2015

The long process to update a development plan for our transit stations moved closer to completion on Monday as City Council heard strong public support to adopt the University City.. Read more

Get your Green on with 2 weekend plant sales and new farmers market!

04/13/2015

University City celebrates its love of all things green (including UNC Charlotte) with three truly green events in the next 9 days: Plant sales on Friday and Saturday at UNC.. Read more

Summer camps abound at the Y and the “U”

04/13/2015

Some of us remember way back in the 1990s when the University City YMCA launched its first summer camp at the Mallard Creek Church barbecue site. Times sure have changed,.. Read more

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