University City: A Hub of Education and Research in Charlotte, NC
This area is often called a "city within a city" because of its location within Charlotte's borders.
Known as University City or U-City, the University area is home to the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC) and University Research Park, and is ideally located close to the area's best entertainment venues and attractions.
UNC-Charlotte and University Research Park
The state university is home to the 49ers, and nearly 30,000 students attend the school located in the heart of University City.
University Research Park is the second largest research park in North Carolina, and it's the headquarters of a number of national and start-up businesses within the energy, financial, data, and retail industries. About 30,000 employees work in this 2,200-acre park.
U-City Attractions and Local Treasures
From shopping centers to golf courses and miles of greenway trails, University City has recreational and entertainment options for all tastes, including:
- Belgate Shopping Center
- The Lost Duffer Miniature Golf Course
- Paradise Valley Golf Course
- Town Center Plaza
- The Tradition Golf Club
- University Place
- UNCC's Richardson Stadium
- UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens
North Tryon Street is one of U-City's popular dining spots, featuring national chain restaurants alongside local businesses.
It's Close to Parks, Malls, and Concert Venues
The city's ideal location also puts Charlotte's best attractions and golf courses mere minutes away. Entertainment options near University City include:
- Concord Mills shopping center
- Charlotte Motor Speedway
- Great Wolf Lodge
- Hendrick Motorsports Museum
- Highland Creek Golf Club
- NASCAR Speed Park
- PNC Music Pavilion
- Reedy Creek Park
- Ribbon Walk Nature Preserve
- Rocky River Golf Club
- and much more!
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The area is primarily served by the zip code 28262, but also contains sections from the 28213 and 28269 areas. Search for your ideal home in this area by price or use our advanced home search tool to find your dream home.
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