About the Ballantyne Neighborhood
Located near the South Carolina border, Ballantyne is a tranquil community of 2,000 acres just south of the I-485 loop surrounding Charlotte. It is best known for its namesake luxury hotel, country club and corporate park. The region was originally a hunting area owned by the Harris family, who have deep ties to the state’s past. The family are descended from Cameron Morrison, who served as governor from 1921 to 1925.
In 1992, Morrison’s grandson Johnny Harris and his brother-in-law Smoky Bissell started Ballantyne Corporate Park, whose current corporate clients include Wells Fargo Advisors, Siemens, ESPN Regional Television and Campbell Snacks. Our Ballantyne Charlotte apartments’ location creates a short and enjoyable commute to work at the park. Wingate University’s Ballantyne campus also conveniently allows the region’s working professionals to advance their careers through a variety of studies, including an evening MBA program.
Noteworthy Places In Ballantyne
To unwind from the work week, find some inner peace with a yoga class at Enlighten Yoga or bask in a spa day at The Ballantyne hotel. Book an aromatherapy massage, lavender body wrap or pedicure, then top off the afternoon with a Royal Afternoon Tea. During the month of December, The Ballantyne creates holiday cheer with its enchanting gingerbread house display, Gingerbread Lane.
Athletic types can join Sara’s YMCA to work out with new friends or Ballantyne Country Club to play golf on the emerald greens. Get outside on a warm spring day and explore the 14 green spaces and parks in Ballantyne. Cullman Park boasts benches and patio tables, as well as a serene waterfall that flows to Cullman Pond, where catch-and-release fishing is allowed. If you’re feeling energetic, visit Big Rock Nature Preserve, a 22-acre park with the largest exposed boulders in Mecklenburg County. For a family-friendly stroll, try the 2.3-mile path along Lower McAlpine Creek, McMullen Creek and Four Mile Creek Greenways. Our Providence Park apartments in Charlotte place you near everywhere you’ll want to be!
Shopping & Restaurants in Ballantyne
Those with an artistic flair will love Dish It Out Pottery Studio at Stonecrest at Piper Glen. Meet your shopping needs at Ballantyne Village and if you want to have fun with a group, try your hand at solving an escape room’s many puzzles at Timed Out Escape. When you’re hungry, the restaurants in Ballantyne are sure to delight! Savor the spices of India at The Blue Taj, find savory vegetarian Chinese at Ma Ma Wok, dive into artisan loaves at Great Harvest Bread Company, relish feel-good favorites like chicken pot pie or lamb gyros at Big View Diner, grab a hot pizza at Buona Vita or share authentic tapas at Miro Spanish Grille. As you cruise around town, be sure to spot the four, 30-foot-tall clay monuments representing transportation, technology, finance and the human spirit at the intersection of Johnston Road and Ballantyne Commons Parkway.
There are many relaxing things to do in Ballantyne to help you escape the busy city life of Uptown Charlotte.
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