The history of Ballantyne starts with the early 1990's vision of two family members Smoky Bissell and Johnny Harris. On the 2,000 acres of land owned by their respective families they developed a plan based on the concept of "Live, Work, Play and Stay". Here only 14 miles from uptown Charlotte they created what some now call a city within a city. The master plan consisted of a commercial business park, retail centers, hotels, residential communities which included Ballantyne Country Club, several single family home communities, town homes and resort like apartment communities. Land was provided for education, parks and recreation including the flagship
To travel through Ballantyne landscaped streets is to appreciate the attention to detail in crafting the community. One of the most significant feature is the four monuments at the corner of Ballantyne Commons Parkway and Johnston Road. These monuments standing 30 feet tall and tell the history of Charlotte and the people who built it.
The quality of Ballantyne Corporate Park has been recognized with many awards. In 2010 it was named the International Office Park of the Year.
Starting in 2020 Ballantyne will be re-imagined by Northwood Investors into an even more exciting world class destination
As a South Charlotte resident and real estate agent I have been committed to the area since the first ground breaking in 1996. Ballantyne has grown non-stop adding more commercial, retail, dining, medical, services, educational facilities and hotels. A key factor to this growth was its premier location along Charlotte's Outer Belt Road
I-485. With direct access available at multiple interchanges at Johnston Road and Rea Road plus the nearby interchanges at Hwy51 in Pineville and the one at Providence Road the entire area is well served. This access services as links to both
I-77, I-85, the airport, other major business centers and uptown. Other supporting roads include Park Road, Johnston Road, Lancaster Highway, Rea Road, Carmel Road, Providence Road Ballantyne Commons Parkway, Ardrey Kell Road, Community House Road, Marvin Road, Providence Road West, Endhaven Road, Elm Lane, and Bryant Farms Road to name a few.
In 2017 Northwood Investors purchased Ballantyne Corporate Park a deal worth in excess of $1billon when it was purchased from the Bissell Company. At that time it included almost 535 acres, the office park, 4 hotels, a golf course and other properties.
In All Respects Ballantyne is Outstanding
Ballantyne 2019 and Beyond
Today under the leadership of Northwood Office Ballantyne has made a smooth transition. The leadership team is established with John Barton as the President of Northwood Office. His team is experienced with many being retained from the Bissell Company.
A part of this sale involved Northwood Hospitality who manage the existing
four hotels in Ballantyne. There are the Aloft, Courtyard by Marriott, Staybridge Suites and the flagship a luxury Collection hotel "The Ballantyne".
To prepare Ballantyne for the future an international design team is in the process of developing a new vision for Ballantyne.
To explore more about Northwood and the scope of their commitment to the area please visit their website
With Ballantyne as a catalyst there has been years of growth throughout the area. New communities, town homes, apartments, shopping centers, restaurants, have flocked to the area.
There was one major corridor that had remained relatively rural. This was Providence Road south of the I-485 Interchange. In the last few years this has become a thriving area for mixed use developments. Here you will find office buildings, hotels along with a range of both retail and dining venues. These developments also offer a mix of single family homes, town homes, and apartments. It is anticipated that there will be additional future development in this area of South Charlotte.
There is no way to present the list of venues that are offered throughout the area. However many of my clients have identified some local favorite places including...
And many others!