Ballantyne is located 18 miles south of Uptown and is fondly regarded as the emerald city of the Charlotte region. It was “born” in the early 2000’s with the addition of the I485 beltway around Charlotte that opened up this area for development. Ballantyne is centered around the 535 acre Ballantyne Corporate Park that includes the Ballantyne Hotel and Lodge that features a PGA golf course and the renowned Dana Rader Golf School. Ballantyne is a thriving business and residential community with nearly 24,000 residents and more arriving each day. It has become a popular choice for new residents because it offer a convenient lifestyle. In addition to having every imaginable type of housing in all price ranges, there are endless options for shopping, dining, worship, and recreation. Of equal importance are the numerous medical facilities and highly ranked public, charter, and private schools.