University City

This large college community features plenty of shopping and family activities.
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Welcome to University City

This large college community features plenty of shopping and family activities.
 
Taking its name from its largest occupant, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, University City is full of college spirit, lively pubs, and Saturday football crowds. But it’s home to more than just a vibrant student population.
 
More than 20 regional offices for Fortune 500 companies are located here, as is University Research Park, one of the state’s largest research parks. The PNC Music Pavilion is the site of large outdoor concerts, and the LYNX Blue Line light rail extension makes for quick travel to points throughout the city.
 
There are over 3,200 apartments in University City and an estimated population of more than 160,000 within its borders. But the area is not entirely urban: Reedy Creek Nature Center and Preserve features a collection of shady trails and paths, and an expansive golf course is also situated here.
 

What to Love

  • College life

  • Busy business district

  • Luxe apartment living

  • Nature Center and Preserve located within
 

People & Lifestyle

There is a strong student population in this college town, but young professionals also favor University City due to the vibrant business culture and booming nightlife.
 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Retail is abundant in University City. The Shoppes at University Place is an open-air retail complex featuring shops and restaurants with lake views. The Wine Vault—a quaint bar offering a range of vintages that is perfect for date night or a girls’ get-together—is also found here. University City is also home to the first (and only) Ikea in the Carolinas, which opened in 2009, and Topgolf opened here in 2020.
 

Things to Do

University City is home to the University City Wine Festival, held each spring to benefit the University and Sugar Creek libraries. Every Saturday during football season, the city comes alive with pride for the UNC Charlotte 49er Athletics. The PNC Music Pavilion, an outdoor amphitheater specializing in hosting large concerts, also packs the area. Looking to unwind? Reedy Creek Park, an 18-hole disc golf course stretching 4,974 feet with wooded fairways and creeks, is a good place to play.
 

Schools

University City is home to some excellent schools. Some top educational opportunities include:
 
  • University of North Carolina at Charlotte: UNC Charlotte offers 23 doctoral, 64 master's, and 140 bachelor's degree programs through nine colleges: the College of Arts + Architecture, the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, the Belk College of Business, the College of Computing and Informatics, the Cato College of Education, the William States Lee College of Engineering, the College of Health and Human Services, the Honors College, and the University College.

Overview for University City, NC

9,030 people live in University City, where the median age is 29 and the average individual income is $33,200. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

9,030

Total Population

29 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$33,200

Average individual Income

Around University City, NC

There's plenty to do around University City, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

64
Somewhat Walkable
Walking Score
41
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score
29
Some Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Kemetic Science Institute, IM=X Pilates & Fitness - North Charlotte, and Burn Boot Camp - North Charlotte.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Shopping 2.28 miles 11 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.73 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.27 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.08 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.4 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 1.73 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for University City, NC

University City has 4,532 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in University City do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 9,030 people call University City home. The population density is 4,509.292 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

9,030

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

29

Median Age

51.59 / 48.41%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
4,532

Total Households

2

Average Household Size

$33,200

Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Blue vs White Collar Workers

Blue Collar:

White Collar:

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

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