South Charlotte property has always been a safe bet, whether it’s in South Charlotte near uptown, like Myers Park, or further south in Charlotte, near Ballantyne. It seems that Ballantyne’s development had grown so fast that it overflowed its original borders. This new hot spot is Blakeney, located in the vicinity of Ardrey Kell and Rea Road.

Ballantyne was so popular from the start that it was only natural to recreate parts of it, just two miles down the road. The land was available, the infrastructure was ready, and voila, we have a new pedestrian-friendly shopping center. Complete with a Target store, Black and White, Victoria’s Secret, Anne Taylor’s Loft, go on…Boardwalk Shoes, Marshalls, another Harris Teeter (our #1 grocery store), and some amazing restaurants…131 Main, Encore, Pizza Brixx, of course, the list goes on. This development is much more “kid friendly” with an outdoor running space and fountains near some of the outdoor restaurants.

Here’s another great selection of Charlotte homes and neighborhoods to choose from. Not as expensive as Ballantyne (nearby). The real estate in this area includes everything!; patio homes, custom homes, single family residences, townhomes, condominiums and apartments. From a community standpoint, the Blakeney area tends to be more concentrated in swimming neighborhoods and a little less in neighborhoods with golf courses.

Blakeney was created to blend in with the Ballantyne development. This has been wonderfully done. Boulevard-lined streets, with young trees and plants (eventually, these will take our breath away, like Myers Park trees do!), neighborhoods with landscaped shoulders that front major roads, and lots of busy families running into the fields soccer nearby. and such.

(AS A SIDE NOTE: The area is also near one of the many entrances to the Greenway Park system. If you like the great outdoors, look for the Greenway Park system as a “must see.” These are Mecklenburg Park trails with bridges wood and little carved benches along the path, all under a canopy of trees with lots of sunlight here and there.The trails are usually meandering along creeks and streams, with a pond or field appearing occasionally.Take your bike or take a walk. These are great and can be found all over the city of Charlotte. It’s another place to go running.)

Like the Ballantyne development, this area of ​​Charlotte continues with the world-class schools of Ardrey High School; JM Robinson and Community House High School; McKee Road, Hawk Ridge, and Polo Ridge Elementary Schools. Home values ​​continue to rise as schools are sought after. If you buy your Charlotte real estate here, you won’t be disappointed with your decision. Once again, it’s a safe bet.

Blakeney home values ​​may not be as expensive as Ballantyne, but they’re not cheap. I guess it’s all relative, so here’s a sample of what to expect in this area to get a vague idea of ​​prices as if you were looking at homes for sale in South Charlotte (as of July 2009): Yes If you’re trying to stay below the $250,000 mark, check out this group of homes for sale in Charlotte.

Single-family homes will range from $200,000 to 1.2 million (Ballantyne tops 3 million). There you go! The median range for the area is about the same as Ballantyne: $250,000 to $500,000. Here, you will have more houses in the price range to choose from.

The townhomes and condos are higher, most are newer than Ballantyne and quite upscale. From $150,000 to $800,000, with a median around $200,000.