Yes Its New, but Ballantyne’s Got History Too!

Ballantyne– Rich With History

The development of Ballantyne is a newer one for Mecklenburg County, BUT that doesn’t mean that the area doesn’t have its own history!

BallantyneStatue3-300x268As described in Charlotte Magazine, “Ballantyne is the part of south Charlotte area outside of the I-485 loop between Rea Road to the east and Pineville to the west. It began when each of the three Harris siblingsJohnny, Cameron, and Sara, the grandchildren of famed North Carolina governor Cameron Morrisoninherited an equal share of the familys hunting preserve.”

According to Charlotte Magazine, “before the early 1990s, developers expressed little interest in the sprawling, remote patch of land. Johnny Harris and his brother-in-law, Smoky Bissell, were business partners and developers for decades until opting to go their separate ways in the early 1990s. When Harris got the idea to develop the acreage, he quietly acquired surrounding lands from neighbors and farmers until he had about 2,000 acres.” Harristhought out his development plan and mapped out his ideas for the eventual development of Ballantyne.The secondphase of this process was to have the area rezoned as commercial.

It wasn’t much longer until Johnny and Cameron Harris decided to sell the property to developers. Smoky Bissell stepped in during October 1995 and bought out his brothers-in-laws shares for approximately $20 million. Bissell knew that the land would be a a perfect site for a businesspark!If Smoky Bissell developed the property, how did the area get a name like Ballantyne? Well, Charlotte Magazine notes that the area was named for Smoky Bissells aunt, Barbara Ballantyne. What a fun fact!

Are you searching for a home or condo for sale in the Ballantyne area? Check some of these beauties out! Give me a call if you see one you like!

14516 Ballantyne Country Club Drive
$755,000   Under Contract - No Show
Subdivision: Ballantyne Country Club

BACK ON MARKET with updated paint in Agreeable Grey! Move in ready!! This stunning home in sought after Ballantyne Country Club is the home you're looking for! 4 bedrooms (or 3 bedrooms plus a large bonus), 4 full bathrooms AND an office/den. Cozy sunken in family room with fireplace and trey ceiling is just off the kitchen making this area open and spacious! Relax in the amazing sunroom just off the family room. Hardwoods and crown molding throughout. Wonderful kitchen with granite countertops, trash compactor and SS Jen Air appliances. Dual staircases - one in the front of the home and one just off the family room. Large master suite with separate HIS & HERS vanity. Enjoy your cup of coffee on the large brick patio while watching the sun rise in this peaceful backyard! ATTN GOLFERS: Seller has a golf membership that they are willing to negotiate!!

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Basic Information

MLS#: 3664948
Price: $755,000
Square Footage: 4000
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 4
Acreage: 0.51
Year Built: 1996
Type: Single Family Residence

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Listing courtesy of: Keller Williams Select

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Read more: http://www.charlottemagazine.com/Charlotte-Magazine/December-2012/Theres-Something-About-Ballantyne/