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BALLANTYNE IN-FILL COMMUNITIES FULFILL HOUSING DEMAND August 3, 2015

This iconic archway marks the entrance of Ballantyne Village and the community of Ballantyne, a suburb of Charlotte NC located near the South Carolina border. The 2,000-acre mixed-use development was created by land developer Howard C. Smokey Bissell.

Ballantyne in South Charlotte is one of the most coveted locations for homebuyers.

Great neighborhoods, schools, restaurants, shopping and movie theaters, all within a ten-mile radius, are causing builders in this gorgeous part of Charlotte scrambling to fulfill housing demand.

Home seekers looking for safe, beautiful neighborhoods with upscale homes and apartments will find their wishes fulfilled with several new in-fill communities being built within the Ballantyne area.

Meritage Homes continues to build out Olde Blakeney on Blakeney Heath Road. These single- family homes are priced $469,990 to $594,00. This luxury new home construction has many Energy Star features. There are five home plan options to choose from and one home available for move-in. A new model is open for viewing.Just around the corner, a half-mile away on Bryant Farm Road, Meritage Homes is also building The Enclave at Olde Blakeney. Meritage Homes representatives state that this coming-soon community will be selling at the end of 2015.

Ryland Homes is a busy builder in the Ballantyne area. The Manor at Oakhaven is located on Old Ardrey Kell Road. This charming community will have 38 home sites with range in square feet from 2,800 to over 4,000. Ryland Homes is also offering two new neighborhoods of single- family homes on Providence Road West. Coming in the fall of 2015, Oakhaven will be offering just 18 home sites of elegant home designs with 4 sides brick. Prices will range from t $470,00 to $518,000. Also on Providence Road West, The Estates at Oakhaven is under construction and actively selling. 47 home sites will offer homes with a minimum of 4 bedrooms, three sides cementious siding with Brick or Stone fronts.

David Weekley Homes will be offering award-winning homes in the community of Waverly. Located at the intersection of Providence Road and Ardrey Kell Road, the 90-acre community will offer town homes and single family homes. The neighborhood will include a combination of European, traditional and craftsman architecture.

Upscale apartments in Ballantyne are also in high demand. Builders are filling the need with fill-in communities of high-end rentals. Element South’s 281 units will be completed in early 2016. Located on Marvin Road, these one, two and three bedroom apartments will start at $895.00 for studios. Legacy 521 offers new one, two and three bedroom apartments on Lancaster Highway just 5 minutes from Ballantyne. Roof top patios, fitness center and clubhouse will enhance your social and active lifestyle. Prices range from $1,050-$1,775. A few apartments are move-in ready in the first completed building. Reserve your new home by July 31st and receive half off your first month’s rent! Leasing offers are 10-Month, 11-Month and 12-Month.

Solis Ballantyne is a planned mixed-use community on the corner of North Community House and Bryant Farms Road. The community plan includes 194 units of upscale apartments and retail space.

Ballantyne is a much-desired beautiful South Charlotte Community. Builders are fulfilling the demand for homes with thoughtful in-fill communities nestled in this choice area of the Queen City.

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CHARLOTTE FARMER’S MARKETS OFFER LOCAL, FRESH PRODUCE April 22, 2013

                              

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Each year Charlotteans eagerly await the amazing explosion of spring beauty in the Queen City and, more importantly, the reopening of local Farmer’s Market!

Farmer’s Markets throughout the Charlotte area are opening their doors, setting up their stands and are ready to offer you local, fresh, delicious and nutritious produce!

Robinson Farms in the bustling Ballantyne area offers a small Community Farmer’s Market every Wednesday from 12-6:00pm. Fresh vegetables, honey, flowers and local crafts are available for purchase! You can enjoy the Guest Chefs; usually from the nearby Meat House Butcher and Grocer, and Robinson Farm restaurants, giving cooking demonstrations on most Wednesdays.

Kings Drive Farmers Market located in the stunning Myer’s Park neighbourhood, offers a great selection of fresh produce! Convenient to Uptown, on the corner of Kings Drive and Moorehead Street, this is a very popular, small market. Get there early, to purchase fresh meat and shrimp! The Kings Drive Market is open April through October, Tuesday-Friday 7am-7pm and Saturdays 7am-3pm.

The Atherton Mill Farmer’s Market offers fresh meats and vegetables as well as wares from local merchants. This market supports only local vendors. Cash is king at Atherton Mill Market, so be sure to stop by the teller machine! Atherton Mills is located in Charlotte’s historic South End, 2104 South Blvd; hours are 3pm-7pm on Tuesdays, 9am-1pm on Wednesdays and 9am-2pm on Saturdays.

Atherton Food Hub recently opened an outpost, the Wedgewood Farmers Market. Wedgewood is located in the South Charlotte neighbourhood of Madison Park, on the corner of Wedgewood Drive and Tyvola Road. Wedgewood produce is only from local family farms! Hours are 3pm-7pm on Saturdays.

Elizabeth Avenue Farmer’s Market in the adorable Elizabeth neighborhood offers organic produce, seafood and meats! The local honey will be sure to satisfy your (organic) sweet tooth! The market is located at 1515 Elizabeth Avenue, Saturdays 10am-1pm.

The Charlotte Regional Farmer’s Market operates year-round and is especially wonderful during the spring and summer! Located at 1801 Yorkmont Road, the market is open Tuesday-Saturday 8:00am-6:00 pm. Along with fresh produce, the Regional Farmer’s Market offers plant shrubs and crafts. This Farmer’s Market is owned by the State of North Carolina and operated by the North Carolina Dep’t of Agriculture.

Matthews Community Farmers Market is a fabulous market located right in the heart of historic Matthews, 105 N. Trade Street.  Locally grown foods and specialty items fill the stands in this diverse farmers market. Hours are 7:15am-12:00pm on Saturdays and 10am-12:00pm on Wednesdays.

The Waxhaw Farmers Market is located in the quaint town of Waxhaw on the corner of Price Avenue and N. Church Street. This is a growers-only market that not only offers delectable fruit and veggies in season, but also fresh eggs, honey, cheeses, baked goods and meats! The Market is open every Saturday from 9am-1:00pm

Providence Produce Market, located on the corner of Providence Road and Ballantyne Commons Parkway offers fresh produce Monday-Saturday 9-7, and 10-7 on Sundays. The stand is nestled next to the Shell Station at 10636 Providence Road.

Pecan Grove Farmers Market is named in honor of its location on the corner of Providence  and Hemby Roads, land that still holds several pecan trees! The market is locally grown fruits and vegetables, mostly from  a Matthews-Weddington 30-acre farm which boasts over 1500 tomato plants, squash, cucumbers, zucchini and more! Pretty plants are also grown at the farm, with stunning azaleas and hydrangeas available for purchase at the Market. The Market is open Monday-Friday 12-7, Saturday 10-6, and Sundays 12-5.

Reid’s Fresh Farm Stand is located in South Carolina, just a few minutes from Ballantyne, off highway 521. Reid’s boasts local produce (in season), free- range eggs, local cheeses and raw milk. Young Plantation’s pecans and locally made desserts are also available. “Put some South in your mouth!” is the tempting sign outside the Farm Stand!

The Queen City is a metropolis supporting its Southern roots and a healthy lifestyle by buying locally! A true taste of the South is calling to be steamed, grilled and baked after being purchased at one of Charlotte’s many local Farmer’s Markets!

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