Ballantyne Real Estate

    Once considered a long haul to this southern border of Charlotte, Ballantyne has become a dining, retail and entertainment destination all it’s own.

    In the mid-1990s, Johnny Harris, grandson of former North Carolina governor Cameron Morrison, inherited this vast preserve and after acquiring more acreage, Johnny and his brother sold their shares of the land to their brother-in-law “Smoky” Bissell. Thanks to Bissell’s shrewd eye for development, Ballantyne has blossomed into a suburban metropolis—all within about 20 years. In Ballantyne, beautiful homes that fit a variety of price ranges and lively shopping complexes, have become home for residents who crave big-time amenities outside the city’s hustle and bustle.