20 apartments for rent in Ballantyne West, Charlotte, NC
Ballantyne West is an upscale community located in South Charlotte, near the South Carolina border. Slight less prosperous than its neighbor Ballantyne East, Ballantyne West is nevertheless a well-heeled community. Most residents are professional families and their children with median incomes near $100,000. Median home prices range between $200,000 to $300,000. Homes are large with expansive yards, professional landscaping, and modern designs. Local schools are some of the best-rated in Charlotte and include Ardrey Kell High School and Ballantyne Elementary.
Ballantyne West is a newer community in Charlotte and has experienced heavy growth in the last 10 to 15 years. The community lies within the 28277 zip code, bordered by Inner I-485, Johnston Road, Providence Road, Bryant Farms Road, and Rea Road. Other major roads include the Ballantyne Commons Parkway, Elm Road, and the North Community House Road.
Most of Ballantyne West’s residents live off the main roads on smaller, winding roads. These are broad and lined with young to semi-mature trees. Some of the naturally forested space has been preserved, dividing mini-communities with banks of pine and broadleaf. These blocks are too large and widely spaced for easy walkability between neighborhoods, but joggers and fitness enthusiasts can be seen “doing the block” in the early morning and evening hours.
Commercial space in Ballantyne West is primarily professional office space, with some restaurants concentrated along Johnston Road. Many downtown businesses also have work spaces in the Ballantyne West area, making for heavy traffic in the commuting hours. The intersection at Johnston Road and I-485 is notorious for accidents at peak hours, but residents seeking shortcuts create gridlock throughout the neighborhood’s secondary roads. Still, the community continues to grow. Home sales remain brisk as residents try to escape the center city congestion and live near the excellent schools.