The northeast region of Charlotte and extending into parts of Huntersville and Cabarrus county is better known as University City, named for the area around the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, the state's 5th largest university.
The Charlotte University City area has seen phenomenal growth and has been named the sixth most moved-into area in the country, and is second only to the Ballantyne area of Charlotte in terms of new residents. The area offers new homes for sale in Charlotte University city, shopping centers, office parks and major hospitals. University City is an eclectic and diverse mix of more than 171,000 people drawn to the area by higher education and jobs in the finance, insurance and high tech fields. University City is Charlotte’s 2nd largest employment center providing 73,000 jobs. Some of the Charlotte area's largest employers make University Research Park their home in addition to UNC-Charlotte and Carolinas Medical University Hospital. Currently the LYNX Blue Line light rail transit system is expanding from Uptown north to the UNC Charlotte campus. Scheduled to be completed in 2017, this expansion is already creating new development in the University City area.
University City boasts a multitude of residential communities in all price ranges. More new Charlotte University area properties are being developed along I-85 toward Concord and Cabarrus County. Charlotte University City homes for sale include homes for sale in Highland Creek Charlotte NC, one of Charlotte's hottest-selling neighborhoods. With 50 acres of parks and 500 acres of open space, Highland Creek also includes a golf club and swim club.
Just down the road from Highland Creek, there are beautiful homes for sale in Skybrook Huntersville NC, another golf course community with golf course views. Like Highland Creek, the community offers single-family homes and townhomes. University City also includes Concord Mills, the state's second-largest shopping complex. Proximity of Concord Mills and Charlotte Motor Speedway has spurred a housing boom including homes for sale in Christenbury Concord NC, a luxury community between Concord Mills and Highland Creek.
Diverse neighborhoods, affordable housing, and convenient shopping, dining and amenities are just some of the wide appeal of living in University City in Charlotte NC.