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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.

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What to do in University City this month

August 2022 August 11, Sip & See at Real African Art Gallery (each Thursday) August 13 & 14, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Workshop: "Learning the Language of Trees" Workshop at UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens. $50 Register here. August 14, 2-5 p.m., "Trees Are the...

2022 St. Patrick’s Day Specials in University City

Looking for a little luck of the Irish this St. Patrick’s Day? Check out these University City spots for specials and events.  Ninety’s Milkshake Bar | Seasonal shakes at Ninety’s include a “Lucky Charms” concoction that’ll turn your milk green, a shamrock shake with...
Historic Newell School still stands in University City

Black History Month: Remembering Newell School

As our name suggests, University City is rich in educational history. While we’re anchored by a major urban research institution, we’re also home to significant historic landmarks of Black education. During the Jim Crow era, segregation meant that many Black children...

Cinergy Dine-In Cinemas

Come April, you will have the option to watch movies in heated recliner chairs at 5336 Docia Crossing Road, formerly Studio Movie Grill. The Cinergy Dine-in Cinemas movie theater will have 10 screens, swivel tables, with a full bar and menu available to patrons. Read...

Mobile Library in Prosperity Village

The Charlotte Mecklenburg Library’s Mobile Library, MoLi (“Molly”), is now hitting the streets. The 33-foot-long vehicle is equipped with a wheelchair lift, side awning, Chromebooks, and over 1000 books. MoLi was built to help serve high-need areas of Mecklenburg...

UNC Charlotte’s New Tailgating Space

An anonymous donor gifted UNC Charlotte with $10 million to fund the construction of a three-acre outdoor complex that can accommodate 2,500 students for student gatherings and tailgating. In addition to the open space and landscaping, there will also be an 8,000...

Sign Up for Community Supported Agriculture

There’s just something about local produce that can’t be beat by what you get at the grocery store. Thanks to a University City Farmers Market partner, The Farm at Dover Vineyards, residents have the opportunity to enjoy fresh produce and support their local farm...

Support These Black-Owned Businesses

Whether you’re in the mood for a cocktail with friends, new jewelry, or a new dentist, check out all of these wonderful 70+ Black-owned businesses in the Charlotte area. Notable mentions for University City are Cuzzo’s Cuisine and Jazzy Cheesecakes. Read the full...

African American History in Charlotte

Places To Connect With African American History In Charlotte There are many things to explore in celebrating important people and historical events from the African diaspora that contributed to our communities today. An article in the Charlotte Observer  features 5...