Live colorfully.

University City offers homes you’ll love near the things you love to do. Our extensive housing choices range from apartments and condos near our future light-rail line to custom homes overlooking forested greenway trails. The fun’s close by, too, from international cuisine and live theater to college sports and arena concerts!

“University City offers residents a quality selection of housing at a diverse range of price points; it has a convenient and appealing quality of life.”
– Emma Littlejohn, The Littlejohn Group

Living in University City

More than 171,000 people live in University City, and for good reason. Our hundreds of communities offer a myriad of home choices to match your lifestyle and your budget – plus comfortable commutes to wherever you’re headed in the Charlotte region.






 Largest “city” in North Carolina

Area Population

Multi-family units






Most moved-to neighborhood nationally

Average Median Age

Million in residential development

Household income over $75,000

Enjoy great BBQ and auction; help our Scouts, too!

Enjoy savory Carolinas barbecue pork, grilled chicken, slaw and beans on March 13 while helping nurture one of University City’s veteran Scouting programs, BSA Troop 13 at University City United Methodist Church. You can also bid on over $21,000 in goods and services at the Troop 13 silent auction! The proceeds from the barbecue and auction will support Troop activities, including the Troop’s many community service projects and outdoor adventures. This summer, many Troop members will travel to the... read more

See University City’s latest projects and plans in pictures

So much change is sweeping across University City, it can be hard to keep up. All corners of University City’s 7.5-square-mile area are evolving , from the 2,000 acre University Research Park to light rail stations. Nearly 4 million square-feet of office space was announced in 2019 alone. That’s why University City Partners has prepared a heavily visual report, “University City, CLT,” showcasing private development and public infrastructure projects that are under way or starting soon. The report features... read more