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Neighborhood of the Month – Ballantyne


Living in the Ballantyne community is a special part of Charlotte. Some even say it is a city in itself! Just a short distance from Uptown, Ballantyne is one of the city’s newest upscale communities. Let’s explore!

Ballantyne is home to its own luxury hotel and spa, country club, and its own corporate park that houses Fortune 500 Companies such as ESPN. 

Ballantyne History

Ballantyne’s land was once part of the late North Carolina Governor Cameron Morrison’s hunting preserve. Development began in the neighborhood during the early 1990s, and today, it is a thriving community.

Living In Ballantyne

Unlike most of the neighborhoods in South Charlotte where homes date back to the 1950’s, homes in Ballantyne have been built over the course of the last 25 years. You will find a mix of spacious brick and stucco traditional styles mixed with large estates with over 10,000 square feet. Prices start in the $400,000’s and range up to the multi-millions. The average time on the market for properties in Ballantyne is 3 days.

Not only does Ballantyne have great neighborhoods to reside in, but it also has some of the best schools both public and private! Some private schools are British American School of CharlotteCharlotte Latin SchoolUnited Faith Christian AcademyOmni Montessori SchoolSt. Matthew Catholic School, and Charlotte Catholic High School.

Ballantyne Demographics

Things To Do

You do not have to go far to have a great time in Ballantyne! Ballantyne is home to Charlotte’s only Forbes Four-Star, AAA Four-Diamond recognized hotel – The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge. Features include a fine dining restaurant, a spa, a pool, and other amenities that you can take advantage of throughout the year.

Looking to splurge? Between the SouthPark Mall, Carolina Place, and StoneCrest at Piper Glen, you can find live entertainment, luxury stores, many department stores such as Belk, Nieman Marcus, and Nordstrom, and highly rated dining destinations! 

For a quick weekend getaway, head over to Lake Wylie or Carowinds with the family. If you love the outdoors, sidewalks and bike paths are everywhere, so anyone who wants to get some exercise or save gas money can easily bike or walk to dining, shopping, and other amenities. Some residents even choose to walk or bike to work! 

More Information About Ballantyne

Are you considering a move to Ballantyne, Charlotte, NC? Dickens Mitchener agents have lived in the area for many years and are the neighborhood experts for living in Ballantyne. Contact your preferred agent today or call Catharine Pappas at 704.661.2402 to be paired with an agent.