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

NOVEL Research Park holds grand opening

Crescent Communities held a grand opening on Nov. 5 for its latest apartment community, NOVEL Research Park. Located on the edge of University Research Park at West Mallard Creek Church Road and Senator Royall Place, the luxury apartment community features extensive outdoor amenities, modern farmhouse architectural design, and a convenient location near major employment centers and retail. NOVEL Research Park offers 280 one-, two- and three-bedroom apartment homes nestled in a wooded natural setting. The first residents moved into... read more

Nine nights in November: music and dance concerts at UNC Charlotte

UNC Charlotte’s Belk Theater and Rowe Recital Hall will host nine student performances in November, including the four-night Fall Dance Concert. Among the dance pieces choreographed by faculty members and performed by students is “Queen City Rhapsody,” a tribute to legendary vocalist Freddie Mercury. The concert, performed Nov. 14-17 at Belk Theater in Robinson Hall, also includes a reflection on the shooting that occurred on campus last spring, and a tribute to Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, plus other pieces.... read more