Harris-Houston is a residential neighborhood approximately 15 miles northeast of downtown Charlotte, North Carolina.  The area directly abuts the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. The neighborhood has a northern border at Tryon Street and expands southward to University City Boulevard. Other major motorways within the area include East Mallard Creek Road, Pavilion Boulevard and Interstate 485. From Harris-Houston, downtown Charlotte averages a 25-minute commute by car. Public bus transportation is also available.

The Harris-Houston neighborhood is a great place to live for anyone associated with the university, but it also offers a wide array of additional amenities locally and in the surrounding area. Harris-Houston is home to restaurants, video production companies, a movie theater and the European School of Music. The neighborhood sits near the Shoppes at University Place, an extensive outdoor mall with over 65 shops including apparel outlets, local eateries, electronics stores, a florist, a beer garden and a sporting goods store. The center is on the shore of a small lake, and paddle boat rentals are available. 

The neighborhood's surrounding area holds the Charlotte Motor Speedway, several golf courses, Concord Mills Mall and Concord Regional Airport, providing accessible recreation, shopping and travel amenities.