Holiday Safety Tips

Here are so Holiday Saftey tips that might help keep your home safe while traveling and being away from home.

  1. Valuable items, such as televisions, stereos, and computers should be inscribed with an identifying number unique to its owner (do not use your entire social security number).
  2. Create an up-to-date home inventory including make, model, serial numbers, other detailed descriptions, and photographs of items of value (including jewelry). This inventory should be kept somewhere safe, out of the house.
  3. At least two light timers should be set to turn the lights and TV on and off in a logical sequence when away for an extended time period to give the appearance that someone is home.
  4. The motion detector or other alarm system (if you have one) should be activated when you leave home.
  5. Mail and newspaper deliveries should be stopped or arrangements for a neighbor/friend to pick them up should be made when you are away from home for a period of time.
  6. Ask a trusted neighbor to tend the yard, shovel the snow, and watch your home when you are away or have a trusted friend or relative house sit in your absence.
  7. Make sure all doors and windows are locked when you leave, even if you have an alarm system.

The bad guys don’t take vacations – stay alert and have a wonderful holiday season!

— University Heights HOA Board

Summer 2017

Fun Things to Do in the University Area

Some of Charlotte’s hottest events take place in the coolest spaces in University City. Concerts at PNC Pavilion, NASCAR races at Charlotte Motor Speedway, the International Festival at UNC Charlotte, and the unique University City Duathlon in University Research Park are just the start. With annual events like the University City Wine Fest and the Healthy UCity Race Series, there is always something fun to do!

Major college sports and much more
Living in University City provides easy access to our region’s No. 1 public university, UNC Charlotte. If you like college athletics, you’ll love cheering the 49ers men’s and women’s NCAA teams. Several are nationally ranked. Visit Charlotte 49ers.

Music, dance and theater performances by students, faculty and visiting artists are great entertainment at very affordable prices – sometimes even free! The university’s main venue, Belk Theater in Robinson Hall, provides impressive acoustics and excellent seating close to the performers. Explore upcoming performances and exhibitions. Click to view the Events & Exhibitions Schedule.

If you take in just one major campus event, make it the annual International Festival. Each October, more than 20,000 people celebrate the global diversity of UNC Charlotte’s student and faculty – now representing more than 50 nations!

Kids Crime Watch Pool Party

The Annual Kids Crime Watch Pool Party will be held Saturday August 1st, 2015 from 12-4pm.  The fire department and police department haven’t confirmed what time they will be stopping by yet.  Pizza and drinks are being donated by AMG.

Backyard Bouncing will be setting up a water slide, cotton candy, sno-cone, tables and chairs at the pool.

Spread the word to your neighbors about the Kids Crime Watch Pool party – we’ll see you there!

The Times of University Heights

Dear Homeowners,

I hope this letter finds everyone happy and excited to see Summer finally approaching.

I would like to first announce that the Board has unanimously approved having off-duty CMPD officers patrol the community during the summer. Our goal is to keep crime down with an increased presence of the police.

We started the preventative maintenance program in March on Forest Side Land and Forest Landing to include: painting of doors and shutters, roof and siding repairs and pressure washing the front porches and steps/walkways.

We will also begin spot pressure washing all of the community in June.

We are also excited to announce that the community’s parking lots will be re-surfaced and parking space assignments re-striped and re-painted in June. This will give the community a much needed revitalization and updated look!

After an exhaustive search that took several months and interviewing a dozen companies, we have finally found a new towing company that seems diligent in the towing of illegally parked cars. Please see the article on the next page for more information.

These things are making a difference! Realtors have said that our community is the best-kept Portrait community in the University area – and we couldn’t have accomplished it without your support. It is taking some time, and we knew it would – but it is getting done – and it is paying off.

If you have any questions, you can always email me at president@universityheightshoa.org.

Sincerely,
Shay Cornet