One of the most desirable places to live in Charlotte, NC. is the
new development of Ballantyne.
Ballantyne is on the south side of Charlotte, just south of I-485 at the Johnston Rd exit.
Once part of the hunting preserve of former NC Governor Morrison, the 2000 acre Ballantyne property was recently developed. It contains a central business area of shops and
restaurants, including a Harris Teeter grocery store, Eckerd's and CVS drug stores, as well as other businesses. There are several news single family housing developments and
several apartment complexes.
Yahoo! Map of Ballantyne, South Charlotte, NC
Some of the apartment complexes in Ballantyne, with links to their
Plantation Park at Ballantyne (Plantation Park is my favorite.
That's why I live there.)
One attraction of the Ballantyne area is the
Village Theater, an independent five screen theater with an emphasis on
art house and independent films. This theater is within a short drive or a
reasonable walk from any of the apartment complexes in Ballantyne.
There is also a YMCA with fitness training in
Ballantyne, within a short drive or a reasonable walk from the apartments.
Of course, if you are going there to get exercise, why would you drive when
you can walk to it. There is a larger family YMCA only a few miles away.