University City is about 20 minutes from Uptown and has about 160,000 residents, with UNC Charlotte at its center. This neighborhood will be the end point of the city’s light rail when the LYNX Blue Line extension is completed next year.
Eat your way around the world without leaving the area with the abundance of international food options in UCity, including Thai House, Godavari Charlotte (Indian), Lajeez Mediterranean Grill, Pho Real (Vietnamese) and TinTin Café (Japanese).
Grab a cold beer and some crab legs, and enjoy the deck overlooking the lake at Boardwalk Billy’s, or pop open a bottle of wine at The Wine Vault and enjoy the live music every Friday and Saturday.
On a nice day you can’t beat renting a paddle boat and cruising around the lake at the Shoppes at University Place. Take a lesson at The Dance District, Charlotte’s first hip-hop dance studio and performance company for adults. While near the university, take advantage of the UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens or catch a 49ers football game at Jerry Richardson Stadium.