Neighborhood Explorer: Ballantyne
Established in 1995, the neighborhood of Ballantyne is just 17 miles from Uptown Charlotte. The area is booming and is one of the city’s largest and fastest-growing suburbs.
by Sallie Funderburk Jul 01, 2020
Ballantyne is a hub for big name companies including Liberty Mutual, Wells Fargo and Campbell Snacks. Over the next decade, a project called Ballantyne ReImagined is set to bring even more restaurants, parks, entertainment and apartments. If Ballantyne looks like the right place to call home, SearchCharlotte.com and John Siddons' team with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices are ready to help.
With more than 30 restaurants at Ballantyne’s main intersection, and over 200 in the area, there are plenty of delicious eatery options to choose from. If you’re in the mood for pizza, try Charlotte-born chain, Brixx Wood Fired Pizza. We recommend going with the Sausage and Spicy Honey Pizza. Craving something sweet? You can’t go wrong ordering Bun Appetit’s scratch-made cinnamon buns for delivery. For a fancy date night, head to Gallery Restaurant at The Ballantyne Hotel, which specializes in a progressive Southern menu. The restaurant accepts reservations during this time. Weekly food trucks in Ballantyne make dining quick and easy for those on the go. Check out Cousins Maine Lobster, International Truck of Tacos or Gyro Twins Food Truck.
If you’ve got a golfer in your group, make sure to book a tee time at The Golf Club at Ballantyne, recognized as one of the top golf courses in the Southeast. If relaxing is more your speed, enjoy a massage at The Ballantyne Hotel, which offers more than 100 treatment options.
Some of Ballantyne’s best public art includes four 30-foot clay Monuments of Ballantyne, which represents Charlotte’s roots: transportation, technology, finance and human spirit. Look out for The Bulls by Peter Woytuk, called “the greatest animal sculptor of the Western world in the closing years of the 20th century” by the International Herald Tribune.
Continue exploring and getting in your exercise for the day at Lower McAlpine Creek, McMullen Creek and Four Mile Creek Greenways, a 5.8 mile horseshoe spared greenway through South Charlotte. Nearby amenities include the Shops at Piper Glen and Toringdon Market Shopping Center.
Retail centers such as Ballantyne Commons East, Ballantyne Village and Ballantyne Corners provide convenient shopping and dining in the area. The future Ballantyne ReImagined will bring 300,000 square feet of retail, new green space and a large outdoor amphitheater for visitors and residents to enjoy.