Things are Booming in Ballantyne

Recently, ranked Ballantyne East and West neighborhoods in the top five places to live in Charlotte and the top 10 places to live in North Carolina. Savvy + Co. has seen the evolution and growth of Ballantyne over the last 20 years. Agent Alec Diaz not only works with many clients interested in buying in this sought-after enclave, but he also grew up in Ballantyne. We asked Alec about his experience growing up in Ballantyne and his perspective on [...]

Ballantyne Rocks Music Series!

Ballantyne Rocks! Wednesday night in Ballantyne Village was abuzz. People flocked to the trendy shopping and entertainment center to kickstart the Ballantyne Rocks music series. This year, every Wednesday from April 20th to June 1st will feature free live music from a variety of acts. Last night included an incredible brass and horn group from Atlanta, GA, The Voltage Brothers, that played everything from Earth, Wind, and Fire to David Bowie.   Attendees enjoyed dinner under the shade while the [...]

Ballantyne Village Eggstravaganza!

Another Savvy Saturday at the Ballantyne Village Eggstravaganza! Families and friends flocked to Ballantyne Village this past Saturday to partake in the ever-popular Eggstravaganza. This annual tradition is fun for all ages, and Savvy Agents Victor Ahdieh, Beverley Fasth, Eileen Nelis, Lisa Pricher, Stephanie Therrell, and Susan Wright were all present to help partake in the festivities! Over 1000+ people hopped over to the Ballantyne Village to check out the fun, and three lucky raffle winners got to take home [...]

Change is Coming to the Ballantyne Village

What's new in the Ballantyne Village? The popular shopping center in the heart of Ballantyne is evolving once again. New shops and restaurants are moving in as eager visitors enjoy the extra amenities. And coming soon is Blackfinn, an upscale American style pub. Craving some new shopping destinations? And don’t forget about Charlotte’s very own Tinder Box. Adding its fourth location in the Ballantyne Village, this specialty shop offers the finest cigars available in town. Coming soon - Salon [...]

By |2023-07-24T18:21:03+00:00March 21st, 2016|Ballantyne, Things To Do In Charlotte|

The History of Charlotte Neighborhood Names

How does a neighborhood earn a name? Sometimes a name is assigned from the onset, and sometimes it grows organically into an appropriate moniker. Cherry’s name was inspired by the cherry trees that grew on John Spring Myer’s farmland, while NoDa was a name chosen by architect Russell Pound in the 1990s. Today, the debates rage on for titles to sprouting hoods across the city. Lower South End/LoSo/Queen Park, Montford/MadPark and variety of other trendy suggestions emerge with passionate defenders [...]

Discover South Charlotte Luxury Community – Highgrove

Welcome to Mecklenburg County and the exquisite Ballantyne neighborhood of Highgrove. If you are looking for the lifestyle of luxury, you’ve found it! This neighborhood has a pristine look including homes built in the 1990’s to early 2000’s offering a variety of styles ranging from French Colonial to English Cottage to English Tudor with price points from the $750’s to over $1M. A small neighborhood with just over 100 homes, Highgrove is close to almost everything you need! Highgrove is [...]

Discover South Charlotte Neighborhood – Thornhill

Thornhill is located near I-485 in the heart of Ballantyne. The Thornhill clubhouse sits next to a picturesque stream with a pool, grilling area with a fireplace, a playground, and a tennis court. Thornhill amenities are plentiful with entertainment for children after school in this top rated Charlotte-Mecklenburg school district. Big Rock Nature Preserve is an exceptional plus to Thornhill with history dating back a thousand years.  Big Rock nature preserve is a 22-acre parcel located in the heart of South [...]

Discover South Charlotte Neighborhood – Kensington at Ballantyne

Kensington at Ballantyne is a luxury residential community located in South Charlotte. Homes selling upwards of $500,000 include luscious landscaping throughout on lots as much as 0.5 acres.  These custom built homes are accredited to such builders as The Dowd Company, Harrington and Associates, Gordon Builders, and Dwight Hunter Homes. Kensington at Ballantyne is located in the South Charlotte-Mecklenburg school district. These Mecklenburgh county schools include Hawk Ridge Elementary, Community House Middle school, and Audrey Kell High school. Kensington at Ballantyne homeowners association maintains the common [...]

Discover Wonderful South Charlotte Neighborhood – Essex Falls

The beautiful neighborhood of Essex Falls is close to many shopping adventures including The Shops at Blakeney, Stonecrest at Piper Glen, Ballantyne Village, and Carolina Place mall. Also, enjoy the experience of the local farmers market at Village at Robinson Farm every Wednesday and Saturday from 9am to 3pm. Essex Falls is a private, quaint neighborhood in South Charlotte. Located off Ballantyne Commons Pkwy, sidewalks are plentiful and lead to everything you need. Unique stores are close by including the Dean & [...]

Ballantyne Village’s Newest Hair Blow Bar!

Ready for your pre-weekend blow-out? Check out 1890 Blow Dry Bar! What are you in the mood for today? Big Volume or Sleek and Smooth? Maybe Messy Beach, or how about the Classic Up-Do? Of course, I’m talking about just a few of the options you have to consider when you visit 1890 Blow Dry Bar! With a name that winks at the history of the hair dryer (invented in 1890 by Parisian Alexander Godefroy) and a style that looks to the [...]

By |2023-07-24T18:20:15+00:00June 16th, 2015|Ballantyne|
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