Ballantyne Homes for Sale and Real Estate
Nearly 20 miles south of Uptown Charlotte, just north of the South Carolina border, sits the ever-growing, highly esteemed community of Ballantyne. From its expansive luxury estates and rolling, green golf courses to its wide array of high-end dining and shopping options, Ballantyne has easily earned itself a reputation as the destination for upscale suburban living. More than two decades ago, Ballantyne was a 2,000-acre remote patch of land that served as the Morrison family hunting preserve. Today, Ballantyne is mini-city with a mind of its own. Christine Hotham, agent with Helen Adams Realty, pleasantly refers to Ballantyne as a “bubble.” It has its own luxury resort, high-performing schools, a YMCA, a variety of high-end shopping areas, a surge of new home construction and a corporate park with national and local headquarters for large companies like SPX, ESPN regional television and MetLife. Residents have everything they could need and more without ever venturing inside the I-485 beltline.
The ease of living with fast access to shopping and dining, as well as close proximity to I-485.
From reasonably priced condos to upscale homes, this neighborhood offers a variety of options and price points.
One unique option for Ballantyne homebuyers is Blakeney Retreat, a Classica Homes community. With just seven homes, the small enclave of Blakeney Retreat offers buyers a private, more intimate home setting.
Young families, seniors, young professionals, transplants and more mingle in these neighborhoods.
Dining and Entertainment
The Shoppes at Blakeney, Ballantyne Village, Stonecrest at Piper Glen, The Promenade and The Arboretum as well as Ballantyne Village are popular mixed-use centers featuring movie theaters, restaurants, and shops.
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For homebuyers seeking the country club lifestyle, Ballantyne Country Club is one of the most exclusive real estate destinations in the area. The award-winning private club offers a wide variety of amenities such as a Rees Jones designed 18-hole golf course, four teaching golf professionals, a junior golf academy, nine tennis courts, a fitness center and five swimming pools.
Hotham, her husband and their two sons have lived in Ballantyne Country Club since 2000. “Our family has participated in all aspects of the club over the years — the swim team, summer camps, children’s programs, tennis teams, golf associations and certainly many holiday and themed dining events,” says Hotham. “We have absolutely loved living here.”
Ballantyne isn’t all sprawling estates and country clubs, though. The area offers a wide range housing styles and price points for every type of buyer
“Like most of the Charlotte region, the area is appealing to a wide array of demographics, from families and young couples to singles and retirees,” says Suzette Gray, agent with Coldwell Banker United.