Explore, discover and get lost.

Whether you are a 49ers fan, a casual shopper or an outdoor enthusiast, University City has so much to explore. Discover our great attractions, performing arts and sporting events, and don’t forget to find nature on 12 miles of forested greenways, enchanting botanical gardens and action-packed recreation parks. But it doesn’t stop there and neither should you.

“We attract people from all over the country here to train and do a variety of different things and there is a lot of good lodging. No matter what level you are in the company, people feel comfortable being able to stay in this area.” – Michael Martino, Wells Fargo

Exploring University City

With nature preserves, Charlotte’s longest greenway, heritage trees and playing fields, no wonder people characterize University City as naturally verdant. From IKEA and Concord Mills Mall to shops ringing a small lake and small neighborhood shopping centers in between, there is something to catch your shopping fancy. And be sure to refuel and restore your energy by dining at one of University City’s 150 restaurants.

Charlotte Motor Speedway and zMax Dragway will make race enthusiasts’ motors rev. Several nearby NASCAR team shops offer an inside look at racing. Twice a year, car collectors and hobbyists descend upon the Speedway for the spectacular AutoFair.

Verdant. Dynamic. Pulsating. Enjoy sampling the best of University City.






 Fans attend UNCC athletic events

Seats in PNC Amphitheatre

Performing Arts events at Robinson Hall

Acres at Reedy Creek Nature Preserve





Acres at UNCC’s Botanical Gardens

Miles of Connected Greenway Trails

Miles of Additional Greenway Under Construction

Million impact from Charlotte Motor Speedway

Kids Eat Free daily this summer thanks to hospital, campus

Many youngsters and teens in University City often go hungry, and the problem has gotten worse with the closing of public school lunch programs since March. To fill the gap this summer, Atrium Health University City, UNC Charlotte and their partners provide free nutritious lunches each day plus breakfast for the following day to ALL KIDS ages 18 and younger. Here are the details for receiving meals via curbside pickup 11 am-1 pm Mondays-Fridays at Atrium Health University City... read more

$45,000 grant helps key programs in UCITY Family Zone

A $45,000 grant to the UCITY Family Zone organization is helping several groups provide food, job training and crucial communication skills to thousands of University City residents.  This grant is from United Way and the Foundation for the Carolinas COVID-19 Emergency Response Awards. Many needs and many volunteers Mark DeHaven, co-founding director of the UCITY Family Zone, says that the grant can have a significant impact because it leverages the extensive volunteer efforts of many groups. “We have many organizations,... read more