Ballantyne East Apartments for Rent(hide neighborhood information)
Ballantyne East is a newer part of the Charlotte area, developed primarily by Howard Bissell. The area is named after his aunt, and is a cornerstone of the South Charlotte region. Built up over the last 15 to 20 years, Ballantyne East features large homes that are primarily brick and usually themed around a strict neighborhood covenant. Lawns are large and well-landscaped, with pride of property evident throughout.
All of Ballantyne East lies within the 28277 zip code, though its exact boundaries are fluid. While originally simply referred to as Ballantyne, the area has grown dramatically in the last 10 years, especially for commercial and retail properties, leading to a division between Ballantyne East and Ballantyne West. The East area is generally held to be bounded by the Governor James G Martin Freeway (also known as the Inner I-485), Johnston Road, Providence Road, and the Lancaster Highway. Other main roads in the area include the Ballantyne Commons Parkway, which bisects the neighborhood, and James J Delaney Drive, home to much of the commuter workspace in the neighborhood.
The Ballantyne Commons East Shopping Center is a top destination for residents, home to a Trader Joe’s and several specialty gift and cosmetics retailers. Dining is mid to upper scale, supported by a strong ladies-who-lunch contingent. The median income in Ballantyne East is double that of the rest of the state, and the median home price is in the mid-300s.
Off of the main roads, Ballantyne East has short, winding streets. These smaller zones of the community are walkable, but the larger space is less accessible due to the heavy traffic on the boundary and bisecting roads. Most residents are families with children and the neighborhood is most active in the commuting and early evening hours.