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, 356
Founded by Bissell Companies
Government
 • City Council Edmund Driggs[1] (R)
Area[2]
 • Total 5,114 acres (2,070 ha)
Population (2013)[3]
 • Total 22,704
 • Density 2,800/sq mi (1,100/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Zip Code 28277
Area code(s) 704, 980
Quality of Life Dashboard

Ballantyne is an upscale neighborhood in the city of Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, 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 was moving its Matthews campus to Ballantyne.[4]

Demographics[edit]

As of 2013, Ballantyne had a population of 22,704. The racial makeup of the neighborhood was 69.2 White American, 11.3% Asian American, 10.3% Black or African American, and 2.5% of some other race. Hispanic or Latino American of any race were 6.7% of the population. The median household income for the area was $96,435.[5]

Economy[edit]

The 535 acre Ballantyne Corporate Park has over 4,000,000 sq feet of Class A office space and includes 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.[6]

In April 2013, MetLife announced that it was establishing its U.S. Retail Business Headquarters in Ballantyne.[7]

Shopping[edit]

Ballantyne offers shopping and dining conveniences at Ballantyne Village, Ballantyne Commons East, Ballantyne Quad and Ballantyne Corners.[citation needed]

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 dropped following local opposition.[8]

On April 14, 2012, residents met to discuss an idea of breaking away from the city of Charlotte to form their own city.[9] 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[when?] a North Carolina community that already carries this name and has its own zip code.[10]

Printed media[edit]

  • Ballantyne magazine

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