Nicknamed the Queen City, Charlotte, North Carolina, is a Gem
July 21, 2023
Bearing the regal nickname of the Queen City, Charlotte, North Carolina, is a gem of the south –polished, elegant, vibrant and offering a wealth of things to do and see. You’ll never be bored in this city that was founded in 1769 and named in honor of Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, queen-consort of British King George III.
While Charlotte is, in and of itself, a wonderful place to call home, Brightmore of South Charlotte’s close proximity to the Ballantyne neighborhood provides unparalleled opportunities to experience culture, great dining, fabulous shopping and the magnificent outdoors.
Perhaps the pinnacle of the Ballantyne neighborhood is its eponymous Ballantyne Hotel. The elegant resort features a luxury spa offering almost one hundred different treatments, fine dining venues, Awaken Art Gallery, and more.
Stonecrest at Piper Glen is a popular dining, shopping and lifestyle destination, boasting retail, restaurants, and entertainment with abundant open space. A great recreational attraction is the wonderful Pickleball Charlotte!
Food and Fun
CharlotteUnlimited.com ranks what it considers the top restaurants of the more than 200 offerings in the Ballantyne area. Its top five are Red Rocks Café with American cuisine and excellent service; New South Kitchen & Bar serving modern Southern fare and supporting family-owned farms; Rusty Bucket South Park offering classic but casual American food; Napa at Kingsley, featuring scratch cooking and great wines and Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse with an outstanding atmosphere and a beautiful view.
The Great Outdoors
Outdoor amenities abound in Ballantyne, providing many opportunities for recreation and relaxation. Ballantyne boasts more than 100 acres of green space, 20 parks and ponds, and more than 20 miles of walking paths and bike lanes.
No Place Like Home
There is no place like home, and the residents of Brightmore of South Charlotte can attest to that age-old saying. Being a member of this vibrant Ballantyne community means residents have easy access to the many local amenities.