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 Fest is Sept. 22 – Free, Fantastic, Fun!

Turn your youngsters on to learning, play, creativity and just plain fun this Saturday, Sept. 22, at the 2nd Annual Charlotte Kids Fest. From 11 am to 4 pm, Robert D. Snyder Road on the UNC Charlotte campus will overflow with activities to inspire, motivate and activate young minds and bodies! And it is all free! UNC Charlotte, University City Partners, TIAA and numerous other businesses and groups have teamed up to present this vast learning event designed especially... read more

Volunteer and help make Kids Fest even better!

It takes many hands to create this much fun, and Charlotte Kids Fest could sure use yours this Saturday at UNC Charlotte. Visit our Charlottekidsfest.org website and browse through the many activities. If you see one where your talent or heart fits best, we will do our best to get you connected with the group involved. Click here to access the volunteer form. Note that it is at the BOTTOM OF THE PAGE. Fill in your preferences in the... read more