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

Teens’ hopes fly high in NASA Challenge

The future of NASA exploration – or at least the dreams of several teenagers – recently flew down the dirt-bike track at Hornet’s Nest Park. The teens, members of the Vision Builder Adventures program, were testing their emerging entry in the 2021 NASA Rover Challenge. “Testing the Rover was wild and awesome fun!” said Marshall George, a student leader with Vision Builders. Johnny White founded Vision Builder Adventures 14 years ago to help area youth learn and have fun... read more

University City Night Market to offer new shopping and entertainment experience

University City Partners announces the start of an outdoor nighttime marketplace, University City Night Market, at the lake and boardwalk at Shoppes at University Place. University City Night Market will support small local businesses, while building and highlighting some of the best of the city’s culture. The market will open on Small Business Saturday, November 28, and continue each Saturday through December 19 from 6 – 9 p.m. In time for the holidays, the open-air night market will offer... read more