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Ballantyne is that 2,000-acre parcel of land that juts up against the border North Carolina shares with South Carolina. It's an upscale neighborhood that sits right outside the I-485 loop in South Charlotte with Rea Road defining its eastern border and Pineville defining its western border.
While it may be one of the newer neighborhoods in Charlotte, North Carolina, Ballantyne is one of the most charming. This sunny enclave is so popular with newcomers to Charlotte that Ballantyne's population has jumped from around 9,000 in 2000 to 25,000 today. A few years back, residents floated the idea of breaking away from Charlotte altogether and incorporating as an independent municipality. For now, though, Ballantyne is proud to remain part of the City of Trees.
A Brief History of Ballantyne
Not so long ago, Ballantyne was considered to be a remote part of Mecklenburg County. The famous North Carolina governor Cameron Morrison once used it as a hunting preserve. Although it sits within Charlotte's municipal borders, Ballantyne is 20 miles south of Charlotte's downtown.
In the early 1990s, Johnny, Cameron and Sara Harris, three of Governor Morrison's grandchildren, came up with the idea of developing the acreage for business use. In 1995, the Harris brothers sold their shares to Sara Harris's husband, Smoky Bissell, and Mr. Bissell proceeded to develop the property as a large corporate park. He named the corporate park "Ballantyne" after a favorite great aunt whose name was Barbara Ballantyne.
A City Within a City
You could call Ballantyne a city within the city because so many of its residents both live and work there. Ballantyne Corporate Park is a mixed-use development that contains more than four million square feet of office and medical office space. Fortune 500 companies like MetLife, Extended Stay America, and SPX are housed in this complex and ESPN maintains its regional headquarters here. Soaring luxury apartment towers will soon become part of the business park's landscape as well.
Ballantyne's premier business park has 16 miles of walking and biking trails with 20 exercise stations. The trails run past beautiful landscaping that includes flowers, mini-parks, and ponds. There are also two YMCAs in the corporate park for those Ballantyne residents who prefer to take their exercise indoors. Wingate University recently opened up a satellite campus here, which will become the new home of its MBA program.
Ballantyne also sports two shopping malls. The Blakeney Shopping Center is filled with stores selling fashionable clothing for women and men, gifts, books, electronics, and jewelry. These retail outlets include familiar brands as well as newer shops that have not yet achieved a national presence. There are many great places to eat at Blakeney and amenities such as dry cleaners, pharmacies, pet stores, and shipping services that Ballantyne residents rely upon daily to coordinate their lives. During the summer, the Blakeney sponsors a live music festival.
On the other side of Ballantyne, you'll find Ballantyne Village, a smaller collection of retail establishments that houses one of Charlotte's only art house film theaters.
Do you like to golf? Ballantyne has a number of public and private courses offering daily tee times, including the 18-hole PGA course at the Ballantyne Hotel. Ballantyne has its own district park, too, with mountain biking trails, soccer fields, baseball fields and picnic areas.
The Monuments of Ballantyne
At the intersection of Johnston Road and Ballantyne Commons Parkway stand four monuments. They were commissioned by the original developer of the property and created by the Yugoslavian artist Boris Tomic. They represent the four principles that make Ballantyne and the city of Charlotte great: transportation, technology, finance and the human spirit.
Ballantyne Where the Living Is Easy
Much of the Ballantyne consists of tree-lined streets lined with a mix of housing styles that includes apartments, single-family homes and townhouses. The local public schools have a great reputation, so the neighborhood is a magnet for growing families with school-aged children.
A large part of the area's charm is its vast amount of green spaces. Houses have spacious backyards and quite a lot of front lawn. These exterior areas look great when they're well tended, but keeping them looking that way can add up many hours of yard work. That's where Lawn Love comes in. We're the lawn care service of the future. Contact us today so that you keep your home in Ballantyne looking great without having to surrender your precious recreational time. After all, life is about exploring all Ballantyne has to offer, not pushing a lawnmower.