Charlotte Real Estate

    BALLANTYNE

    Ballantyne is an upscale neighborhood of Charlotte just north of the S.C. border that was transformed in 1992 when the Harris family decided to develop almost 2,000 acres of its hunting land. Today Ballantyne has hundreds of homes, millions of square feet of office space and retail space, luxury spa and resort, and thousands of hotel-conference rooms. Corporate headquarters include MetLife, Babcock & Wilcox, Curtiss-Wright, Tree.com Inc, Snyder’s-Lance, Premier, Fortune 500 company SPX and ESPN regional television.

    Most of the homes in the Ballantyne area are less than 30 years old. They range in style from brick and stucco traditional to estates with more than 10,000 square feet. Prices start in the $400s and head into the multimillions. Popular neighborhoods include Ballantyne Country Club, Piper Glen, Stonecroft and Providence Country Club.

    SHOPPING: Ballantyne Village has more than 20 different restaurants and cafes, stores and a multiplex movie theater. Also in Ballantyne are Earth Fare, Trader Joe’s and Publix supermarkets, Target, art house movies and more. Carolina Place Mall is a 10-minute drive and SouthPark is just 20 minutes away.

    DINING: Ballantyne has a very diverse mix of national and local restaurants, including Bahn Thai, Viva Chicken, and Stone Mountain Grill.  A short car ride provides over 200 restaurants and retail stores at shopping centers like Ballantyne Corners, PromenadeBlakeney, Toringdon and StoneCrest. Click here to find your new favorite place to eat in Ballantyne.

    ARTS & RECREATION: Residents enjoy biking or walking the Lower McAlpine Creek Greenway or the Four Mile Creek Greenway, visiting Big Rock Park in the Thornhill neighborhood or having a picnic lunch in Cullman Park. Sports Connection has a bowling alley, laser tag, ropes course and an arcade. The Morrison branch of the YMCA has programs for kids and adults and a waterpark. The has ballfields, disc golf a gymnasium and walking trails, plus music and arts classes.

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    SOUTHPARK

    SouthPark is a large neighborhood in Charlotte, about 6 miles south of uptown. Its name comes from the upscale SouthPark Mall, which opened in 1970. At nearly 1.8 million square feet, SouthPark Mall is the largest shopping mall in all of North Carolina. The neighborhood was once a part of a 3,000-acre farm owned by former N.C. Governor Cameron Morrison. SouthPark is the home to the Fortune 300 company Nucor, as well as Dixon Hughes GoodmanNational GypsumCoca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated, AmWINS Group, Carolinas AGC and Piedmont Natural Gas.

    From old, established neighborhoods to high-end luxury homes, there is a wide variety of homes in SouthPark. Popular subdivisions include Foxcroft, Morrocroft Estates and Cotswold. Prices start in the upper $200s and scale up to the millions.

    SHOPPING: SouthPark Mall features high-end designers and boutiques such as Kate SpadeBurberryTiffany & CoHermèsLouis VuittonCoachCole Haan, as well as Belk, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus and Macy’s. The Village at SouthPark has Crate & BarrelDesign within Reach, and popular restaurants. Other complexes such as Phillips Place are close by and have a diverse mix of tenants including Taylor Richards & Conger, Allen EdmondsBrooks BrothersOrvisRestoration Hardware, and Dean and Deluca.

    ARTS & RECREATION: Don’t miss the Symphony Park amphitheater, home to Charlotte Symphony’s Summer Pops concerts. SouthPark hosts the annual Christmas tree lighting, which takes place on Thanksgiving Day and features caroling and a visit from Santa. For recreation, visit William R. Davie Regional Park, Olde Providence Community Park and more.

    DINING: The Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar, Arthur’s Restaurant and Wine Shop, Yama, AZN and Barrington’s are some of the most popular places to eat in SouthPark, where you’ll find many options to choose from when you’re hungry. Click here to find your new favorite place to eat in SouthPark.

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