Ballantyne (Charlotte neighborhood)

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Ballantyne
Neighborhood
Country  United States
State  North Carolina
County Mecklenburg County, North Carolina seal.png Mecklenburg County
City Charlotteflag.png Charlotte
Council District 7
Neighborhood Profile Areas 75, 169, 187, 188, 189, 253, 255, 257, 355, 959
Founded by Bissell Companies
Government
 • City Council Edmund Driggs[1] (R)
Area[2]
 • Total 5,140 acres (2,080 ha)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 20,936
 • Density 2,600/sq mi (1,000/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Zip Code 28277
Area code(s) 704, 980
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Ballantyne is an upscale neighborhood in the city of Charlotte, North Carolina occupying a 2,000-acre (8.1 km2) area of land adjacent to the South Carolina border.

In June 2013, Wingate University announced that it is moving its Matthews, NC campus to Ballantyne.[4]

Economy[edit]

The 535 acre Ballantyne Corporate Park has over 4,000,000 sq feet of Class A office space and is home to the headquarters of Babcock & Wilcox, Tree.com Inc, Snyder's-Lance Inc, Premier Inc, Extended Stay America, Inc, Fortune 500 company SPX, and ESPN regional television.[5]

In April 2013, MetLife announced that it was establishing its U.S. Retail Business Headquarters in Ballantyne.[6]

Shopping[edit]

Ballantyne offers shopping and dining conveniences at Ballantyne Village, Ballantyne Commons East, Ballantyne Quad and Ballantyne Corners. Within a couple miles of Ballantyne enjoy Stonecrest and Blakeney shopping and dining and within 10 miles North, enjoy SouthPark Mall home to over 100 shops, dining and specialty boutiques.

Controversies[edit]

In February 2010, The Charlotte Housing Authority and a developer wanted to include a low-income public housing project just south of the Ballantyne Country Club at Johnston Road and Providence Road West. The proposal was ultimately dropped following local opposition.[7]

April 14, 2012, brought residents together to discuss an idea of breaking away from the city of Charlotte to form their own city.[8] In the history of North Carolina, this has never been done before. If it is done, the residents will name the new city Providence. However, there is currently a North Carolina community that already carries this name and has its own zip code.[9]

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Coordinates: 35°03′17″N 80°51′01″W / 35.054659°N 80.850238°W / 35.054659; -80.850238