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Charlotte’s epicenter for education, innovation and growth.

University City offers homes you will love near the things you like to do. Housing choices range from apartments and condos near the LYNX light rail to custom homes overlooking forested greenway trails.

About University City

University City is known by residents, business owners and employees as a great place to be and grow. This area is now the second largest business center in Charlotte with a vibrant metropolitan and multicultural community.

The signature boardwalk and lake at Shoppes at University Place, miles of protected and connected greenways, quaint family-owned and operated restaurants, growing entertainment choices, diverse housing options, and innovative business and research companies are part of the fabric of this energetic community.

University City Living

Our many neighborhoods offer a variety of home choices to match your lifestyle and your budget, plus comfortable commutes to wherever you are headed in the Charlotte region. With generous tree canopy, greenways, shopping and entertainment choices, residents enjoy their ability to connect or disconnect.

Things to do

Some of Charlotte’s hottest cultural and community events and activities take place in University City. Home to the annual University City Wine Fest and Charlotte Kids Fest, concerts at PNC Pavilion, NASCAR races at Charlotte Motor Speedway, the International Festival at UNC Charlotte, University City Farmers Market and the Charlotte New Year’s Day 5K are just the start.

Learn

Educational opportunities abound for all ages here, where innovation and creativity meet academia. University City has a breath of school choices including traditional, charter and magnet public schools, including the only STEM school in the region on a university campus. Our research university, UNC Charlotte, offers exceptional programs that are shaping the future of Charlotte and beyond.

News

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...

Charlotte Kids Fest Rescheduled

The Charlotte Kids Fest The annual festival enjoyed by those under the age of 10 on the campus of UNC Charlotte has rescheduled its in-person event to the Spring of 2022. Organizers look forward to delivering another dynamic in-person festival. Until then, check out...

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...

Fall Weather, Local Produce, and Live Music!

The University City Farmers Market Whether you’re in the mood for a shot of espresso from The Drip Joint or pampering your K9 with treats from Kam’s Kitchen, the University City Farmers Market has you covered until the end of November. Be sure to stop by on Saturdays...

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....

Start your Saturdays at University City Farmers Market

University City Farmers Market is off to a great start. Online publication Charlotte Five recently declared our market one of its “Five Things To Do” on Saturdays, and with good reason. The lakeside market at the Shoppes at University Place offers fresh regional...