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

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University City events will help you get fit on foot, fast!

01/27/2015

Three University City events over the next eight weeks will help you become a better person … or at least a more fit person! And if you sign up today.. Read more

Nextdoor social-media service is opening neighborhood doors across University City

01/27/2015

University City residents are quickly discovering – and using – Nextdoor, the social-media channel for neighborhoods. Get help finding a lost pet, post a classified ad or tell neighbors about.. Read more

Creating a better park – UNC Charlotte, UCP and Mecklenburg seek innovative ideas

01/27/2015

University City Partners, UNC Charlotte and Mecklenburg’s parks department have launched a partnership that may lead to innovative new parks both here and across the county. Graduate urban-design students also.. Read more