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University City has grown around the University of North Carolina at Charlotte making this the smartest part of Charlotte. Whether you are thinking about sending your little one into a classroom for the first time, you are a young adult exploring higher education, or you are soon to empty your nest and take a few classes yourself, University City offers high-quality choices to suit your needs.

Charlotte Mecklenburg K-12

When choosing a school for your children, you want them to have the best teachers possible. You want life-long, committed educators – people who entered the profession as a calling, who dedicate their lives to young people.

CMS is dedicated to educating children across Mecklenburg County. They also offer continuing education courses for adults, extracurricular activities, sporting events, academic clubs, open libraries, and they invite the community for local events, concerts, seminars, etc.

STEM, Montessori, and Private

Alternate education options are booming across America and University City is no exception. Students who graduate from these programs often find they are better prepared for the rigors of a college curriculum that will jumpstart them on a rewarding and well-paying career in a variety of _elds. Check out these options:

Corvian Community School
Governor’s Village STEM
Guidepost Montessori School at Prosperity
Mallard Creek STEM Academy
Queen City STEM

The University of
North Carolina at Charlotte

University City is home to UNC Charlotte, the second largest university in North Carolina, with more than 30,000 students. The University boasts 171 undergraduate majors leading to 79 bachelor’s degrees, and 150 programs leading to 66 master’s degrees and 24 doctoral degrees. Through dynamic programs and hands-on research, the University brings together students and faculty who want to make a meaningful difference in their life, their community and within society. Here, they can make lifelong connections, feel a true sense of belonging and find strength in the Niner Nation community.

Early Childhood Education

Research has proven that a child’s success is largely dependent upon early childhood education. You will find many full day and half day daycare options throughout University City. Learn more at:

Mecklenburg County Pre-funding Pre-K
Daycare Centers
NC Division of Child Development and Early Education

Central Piedmont Community College

Two campuses are conveniently located near University City. The CATO Campus provides college transfer, College and Career Readiness, and Corporate and Continuing Education classes. The Merancas Campus is home to public safety and transportation system technologies programs.

University City Regional Library

University City Regional Library is one of the busiest branches in our County’s nationally recognized library system. Many adults and children come for the extensive programs, including the very popular children’s programs.

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...