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.
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.
April 14, 2012, brought residents together to discuss an idea of breaking away from the city of Charlotte to form their own city. 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.