Ballantyne (Charlotte neighborhood)

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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
 • City Council Edmund Driggs[1] (R)
 • 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]


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, 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]


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.[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