Sharing Ballantyne’s popular 28277 zip code, Blakeney combines the best in South Charlotte lifestyle with prices that are truly affordable. Designed as a strategically placed suburban enclave, Blakeney delivers neighborhood charm with immediate access to the best in trendy shopping and recreational.
The neighborhood’s location in South Charlotte near Rea Road and Audrey Kell Road place it directly behind the Blakeney Shopping Center, a village-inspired collection of shops and restaurants with a central square that serves as a community hub. Take the kids to Brilliant Sky Toys and Books or drop them off at Kids’ Klub for hourly childcare while you indulge in a spa/yoga experience. Shopping ranges from upscale fashion boutiques to retail mainstays such as Marshalls, Target, Home Goods and, of course, Harris Teeter. When it’s time to grab a bite, 131 Main offers fine dining while everyday options range from Brixx, Zoe’s Kitchen, Greco Fresh Grill, Thai 1st, Bravo and more.
The shopping center’s ornate black street lamp motif is carried into the streets of Blakeney, which wind about pleasantly, many ending in intimate courts and cul de sacs. Blakeney homes are perfect for families who want roomy interiors without the upkeep of a large lot.
Blakeney is divided into a number of subdivisions with several new ones under construction. Whether you opt for a new home or buy into an existing neighborhood, you’ll find great schools, including Omni Montessori School.
A short drive up Rea Road connects you to Ballantyne Commons Parkway and the i485 for a quick commute to Uptown Charlotte. Follow Rea Road in the opposite direction and you’ll find the Blakeney Racquet and Swim Club, a private club with a full slate of multi-generational activities. Look for four new clay courts coming in spring of 2015.
Charlotte Chamber of Commerce
Lynx Light Rail
Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County
Blakeney Racquet and Swim Club