University City

The city within a city.

Charlotte’s place to be for education, innovation and growth. Offering a broad spectrum of places to live, operate a business or work with 14 miles of greenway, LYNX Blue Line service to NoDa, South End and Uptown, University City has it all.

Doing Business

The art of Transforming
a Community

From wooded business parks hosting some of Charlotte’s largest employers to a wide spectrum of spaces dotting the LYNX Blue Line, there is a place for your business to locate and expand right here. Superior road and transit infrastructure, direct access to UNC Charlotte’s talent pipeline and access to neighborhoods add to the package that make University City Charlotte’s second largest employment center.

Live, Play,

Housing choices range from apartments and condos near the LYNX Blue Line, to custom homes overlooking forested greenway trails. You will find international cuisine, festivals, live theater, sporting events, arena concerts and some of the best shopping in the region here in University City.


Keeping University City Clean: A Collaborative Effort for Growth

Maintaining the thoroughfares, retail, and residential areas of University City is essential for its economic development and growth. With an expansive 10 square miles in the MSD boundary and a total of 63 square miles in the trade area, which hosts over 4,700...

University City Events: July 2024

July 11: Charlotte's Nondiscrimination Ordinance Information Session at University City Regional Library July 11: Trivia at Armored Cow Brewing Co. weekly July 12: Free Bilingual Storytelling Workshop at University City Regional Library July 12: UCIty Food Truck...

Farmers Market Spotlight: The Farm at Dover Vineyards

We caught up with Elizabeth Anne Dover Bishop, owner of Dover Vineyards, to ask her why she participates in the University City Farmers Market each year.  Join us each Saturday through October from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at NOVEL University Place, 6010 Jasmine Lane, in...

UNC Charlotte to Gain R1 Research Status

The University of North Carolina Charlotte recently announced that the institution has surpassed the threshold requirement to gain R1 research status awarded by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Charlotte is projected to gain R1 research...

Small Business Initiative Update

March 2024 marked the official launch of University City Partners' Small Business Initiative (SBI). This initiative aims to understand and address the needs of local University City businesses, providing essential support to foster their growth and success. The UCP...

PHOTOS: Small Business Initiative Power Networking Event

In May, University City Partners hosted a Power Networking event, bringing together over 50 University City businesses to network and introduce themselves to the local community. Thank you to Real African Art for hosting the event! [gallery size="medium"...

Welcome to Summer: Stay Cool With These HVAC Maintenance Tips

Summer has arrived, bringing long days, sunny skies, and a major heat wave. While it's the perfect time to enjoy outdoor activities and soak up the sun, it's equally important to ensure you stay cool and comfortable indoors.  Your HVAC system plays a crucial role in...

Spend Time with Dad in University City

This Father’s Day, make Dad feel special with a number of fun, laid-back, or serene activities in University City. From hot rods to fishing holes, laid-back strolls, and teeing off, there’s tons to do with Dad in University City.  Cars & Coffee On June 15,...

Juneteenth: Its History and Celebration in the Carolinas

As we gear up for the celebration of Juneteenth, we have the opportunity to reflect on the past and look forward to this culturally significant and dynamic day in the Carolinas. University City Partners will host its inaugural Juneteenth Art Fest on June 19, from 4-8...

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