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.
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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.
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.
5 Questions With: Chef Tara Quinones, Papi’s Puerto Rican Cuisine
Where are you from and when did you open Papi’s? I was born in Manhattan and raised in the Catskill Mountains of New York. I opened Papi's four years ago in June. Our family has been in the restaurant business sharing Puerto Rican cuisine for generations. My...
Meet Shane Hockensmith, Owner of Giant University City Bicycles
Tell us a bit about your background and why you started Giant University City Bicycles. I’m originally from Pennsylvania. I moved to Norfolk, Virginia, with the Navy and, after I got out of the Navy, moved to Huntington, West Virginia, where I worked for Pepsi-Cola...
Get to Know Rob White, Owner of University City Axe House
Why did you decide to open Axe House in University City? We opened in February in University City, because it’s growing and expanding exponentially. I saw a niche for more diverse entertainment. There’s a lot for kids, but I wanted to create a live entertainment venue...
Famous Toastery Updates
On May 1, Famous Toastery franchise owner Patrick McManaman and his wife, Charlotte (among other teammates), celebrated the grand reopening of their University City location, which included new floors and fresh paint. See updates below.
UNC Charlotte art students display work at Real African Art gallery
A group of University City community partners recently came together to support 13 UNC Charlotte College of Arts + Architecture students to offer them tools and resources on how to run a small business in the creative industry. The Creative Entrepreneurship program is...
What will microtransit mean for University City?
Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) plans to launch a new microtransit pilot program this year that removes the rigidity of bus stops and schedules from the transportation equation in University City. For years, University City Partners, CATS, and other invested...
What to do in University City this month
April/May 2023 Events April 20: "Celebrating the Life of Bertha Maxwell Roddey," by Dr. Sonya Ramsey. book discussion at University City Regional library. Register here. April 21: UNC Charlotte Department of Theatre's production of A Hatful of Dragons April 22: UNC...
Meet CMPD Captain Joan Gallant
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s University City Division is quickly becoming one of the busiest divisions in the city. Captain Joan Gallant, a Charlotte native, recently stepped in as division commander, succeeding retired Captain Celestine Ratliffe. We sat...
In the Gardens Series
University City Partners is excited to announce the In The Gardens series, a fun, affordable, and unique experience that welcomes participants to explore arts and wellness in the serene surroundings of the UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens. Kicking things off on April...
University City Real Estate: What’s the Outlook?
Ellen Morgan has worked in Charlotte real estate since 1999. About a year ago, she joined Allen Tate’s University City office as the branch leader and broker-in-charge. As we move into the second quarter of 2023, we asked her to break down University City’s real...