Ballantyne sits on what used to be the Morrison hunting preserve. The 2,000-acre development is practically a town unto itself. Within its borders are a 535-acre corporate park, which includes office buildings, a resort hotel, an 18-hole, daily-fee golf course and the Dana Rader School of Golf.
The Ballantyne area refers to the South Charlotte area outside of the 485-loop between Rea Rd. to the east and Pineville to the west. From Uptown you can take I-77 South to the 485 Outer Loop and take the Johnston Road (521) exit South to hit the heart of the Ballantyne Area.
Housing prices in Ballantyne, which is part of Charlotte's Area 5 real estate location, range from $150,000 to well over $1 million with many communities priced between $300,000 - $500,000.
Notable subdivisions within Ballantyne include: Allyson Park, Amberleigh, Ballantyne Country Club, Ballantyne Meadows, Bridgehampton, Carlyle, Edinburgh, Highgrove, Kenilworth, Kingsley, Kingston Forest, Lansford, Mitchell Glen, Kensington at Ballantyne, Providence Pointe, Providence West, Southhampton Commons, Stonebriar, Thornhill, Vineyard, Weston Glen and Wynridge Estates.
Ballantyne is quickly becoming host to some of the finest dining experiences in Charlotte:
Shopping and Ballantyne go hand in hand:
The Ballantyne Hotel and Spa is a nice retreat for an in-town escape and there are plenty of nice accommodations for visiting friends and family or business associates.
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