Why University City?

The best place to be in Charlotte.

University City is an easy starting point and place to grow for business. There is a pipeline of strong talent, great workspaces, amenities for employers and employees, and the submarket is centrally located and easy to get to and from major residential areas in the Charlotte region. University City is an easy starting point and place to grow for business.

Location, Location, Location

Offering Class A and Class B office space to meet the business needs of large and mid-size businesses, entrepreneurs and start-ups.

With over 2,200 acres and 11.5 million square feet of office space, University Research Park is one of the nation’s largest.
UNC Charlotte and Atrium Health University City hospital anchor University City and provide immediate access to research, talent and medical amenities.
The region experiences four distinct seasons, allowing year-round use of the city’s 17,600 acres of parks, 37 miles of greenways and more than 30 public and private golf courses.

Attractions & Amenities

Fans and alumni come to see the Charlotte 49ers play football, basketball, golf, tennis and baseball among many other athletic events.

Racing fans come to Charlotte Motor Speedway to experience the thrill of NASCAR motorsports and zMax drag racing. Corporate partners and friends have the opportunity to bond over driving range sessions at Topgolf.

Music lovers cut loose at University City’s PNC Pavilion, an outdoor amphitheater that hosts large concerts, annual festivals and events.

Shoppers seek retail therapy at Concord Mills and IKEA at Belgate Shopping Center, in addition to 30 other shopping centers. Of course, all visitors enjoy the growing number of restaurants and bars, many of which are international.

Workforce and Talent

With major companies, institutions and mid-sized businesses, University City is home to 80,000 employees. The smartest part of Charlotte, UNC Charlotte provides direct access to a highly educated workforce.

UNC Charlotte is an incubator for today’s innovators and entrepreneurs through programs like Ventureprise and City Startup Labs. Residents of University City are skilled and highly educated with 54% of residents earning an Associate degree or higher.


This community is one of the most culturally diverse and welcoming places to live in Charlotte. University City offers a variety of housing types and desirable neighborhoods.

There are single family homes on peaceful tree lined streets and planned communities, as well as apartments, townhomes and condos for those who prefer something more urban.

Out of town guests will find a variety of short and extended-stay hotel options for business and leisure travel. Full-service hotels offer premium accommodations, conference centers, restaurants and access to the LYNX Blue Line. Learn more about local accommodations here.


UNC Charlotte’s New Indigenous Peoples’ Memorial Unveiled 

UNC Charlotte Indigenous Peoples’ Memorial On Indigenous Peoples’ Day, October 11, UNC Charlotte held a ceremony to reveal their new memorial honoring the indigenous people and the history of the land the campus is on.  This comes a year after Charlotte formally...

Calling All Niners!

  Calling All Niners!   This year’s Niner Nation Week takes place from October 31 through November 7! It is a mixture of the traditional Homecoming and Family Weekend events, combined with new events to bring the Charlotte community together. Not only can...

Local Startup Incubator Receives Grant from Jordan Brand

  City Startup Labs The Charlotte accelerator and incubator for Black millennial founders, City Startup Labs (CSL), was one of 18 organizations in the US to receive $37K from Jordan Brand. Henry Rock, the founder of CSL has said the money will go towards their...

The Red Carpet Dining Experience

Paparazzi CLT Charlotte native, Monetz Watson is opening an all-in-one dining, bar, and nightlife experience in the University City. Paparazzi CLT, located on Pinnacle Drive, will include selfie walls, photo booths, fire pits, 54” TVs showing games, and daiquiri...

We’re Back…with a Vision!

University City Vision Plan – Connecting: People. Places. Nature. The growth and development being realized in University City is nothing short of transformational.  Major investments in transportation and mobility infrastructure, thousands of new rooftops, new...

Reedy Creek Nature Preserve expansion touches 3 schools

Two public schools and the CPCC Cato Campus have gained important access to a great learning resource, thanks to Mecklenburg County’s recent purchase of 100 acres for the planned Reedy Creek Greenway. The new addition to Reedy Creek Nature Preserve adjoins Northeast...

Concerts, races, football and fans returning to University City’s big outdoor venues

Big crowds and fast cars and trucks all roared at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Memorial Day weekend, thanks to the statewide lifting of most COVID-19 restrictions on outdoor events. If public health stays good, expect many more big shows and crowds this year at...

Starbucks coming to NC 49 at Cross Charlotte Trail

A new building for a Starbucks and other businesses is rising along University City Boulevard within a few feet of the emerging Cross Charlotte Trail (XCLT). The new building at the main entrance to Town Center Plaza replaces a former O’Charley’s restaurant building....

Crescent Communities’ Escent Research Park completes construction

News release courtesy of Crescent Communities.  Charlotte, N.C. – (May 13, 2021) – Today, Crescent Communities, a nationally-recognized, market-leading real estate investor, developer, and operator of mixed-use communities, announces the completion of construction at...

Commercial Real Estate Roundup – April 2021

April 21, 2021 - University City CRE News Rezoning filed for next phase of University City Entertainment District • Cambridge Properties seeks to rezone 40 acres, Business Journal reports. • Petition calls for office building, hotel, apartments, commercial space and...