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.


 

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 Fans attend UNCC athletic events

Seats in PNC Amphitheatre

Performing Arts events at Robinson Hall

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Acres at UNCC’s Botanical Gardens

Miles of Connected Greenway Trails

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Five days of fun – University City Wine Fest!

Springtime doesn’t get any better! The University City Wine Fest returns April 15-19 for five days of wine-infused lakeside fun at The Shoppes at University Place. Each day features a unique event, culminating with our 4th Annual Wine Fest on Saturday, April 18. Stroll the boardwalk while enjoying samples from dozens of wineries plus tasty food, live music and more!   Five days, five ways to enjoy the University City Wine Fest Our University City Wine Fest offers five... read more

People in need were winners at New Year’s Day 5K

Proceeds from the New Year’s Day 5K down North Tryon Street brought smiles and $1,000 checks to the leaders of four groups that help people in need in University City. Atrium Health, sponsor of the New Year’s Day 5K, presented checks to Hope Street Food Pantry, the Camino  Community Center Food Pantry, the Jamil Niner Student Pantry and the Hub at Bread of Life. The inaugural running of the New Year’s Day 5K took place along North Tryon Street... read more