About Charlotte – UNCC Housing
University City is home to the 25,000-student UNC Charlotte and several of North Carolina’s top tourist destinations. University City is the technology heart of America’s No. 2 financial center. The 155,000 citizens come from across America and around the globe to learn, live, innovate and prosper together. University City is youthful, diverse and committed to living in harmony with our rich natural environment.
Charlotte is North Carolina’s largest metropolitan area. Once called Charlottetowne, the city was named Charlotte in 1762 in honor of the British Queen “Charlotte Sophia” while the county was named Mecklenburg to denote the region in Germany where she was born. The city is a major U.S. financial center, and is now the second largest banking center in the United States after New York City. The nation’s second largest financial institution by assets, Bank of America, calls the city home. The city was also the former corporate home of Wachovia until its purchase by Wells Fargo in 2008; Charlotte became the headquarters for East Coast Operations of Wells Fargo. Charlotte is also home of the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League, the Charlotte Bobcats of the National Basketball Association, the NASCAR Hall of Fame, and the U.S. National Whitewater Center.