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Old 05-16-2013, 07:15 AM
 
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I agree with pretty much what everyone said and agree it's north of 51. PHS isn't in Matthews so it is S. Charlotte too. I don't know what I'd consider Palisades but definitely not S. Charlotte. I think it's good to make the distinction because I see dozens of posts along the lines of, "We're moving to South Charlotte from XXXX and we're looking at Marvin, Weddington, Cuthbertson..." and I wonder if they realize the difference.
The person in question was more in Matthews than S. Charlotte. She even called the area Ballantyne as well in another post. (It's past the PHS but almost on Monroe near that I think it's Sardis road?)

It's interesting that's for sure to hear everyone's opinion. (here and elsewhere) It's more or less what I think as well. In my mind I divvy it up by SW Charlotte (steele creek area), S Charlotte (near Pineville) and SE Charlotte(near Matthews).
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Old 05-16-2013, 08:03 AM
 
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The person in question was more in Matthews than S. Charlotte. She even called the area Ballantyne as well in another post. (It's past the PHS but almost on Monroe near that I think it's Sardis road?)

It's interesting that's for sure to hear everyone's opinion. (here and elsewhere) It's more or less what I think as well. In my mind I divvy it up by SW Charlotte (steele creek area), S Charlotte (near Pineville) and SE Charlotte(near Matthews).
That is basically how longtime residents see it. If you are in the city limits and pay taxes to the city of Charlotte, then it is just a matter of the compass as to what area of Charlotte you live in. So if you are south of Charlotte, but are in Pineville city limits, then you are not in S. CLT, you are in Pineville. Same for Matthews. You might live south (or southwest, or southeast) of Charlotte, but not in S. Charlotte, lol.
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Old 05-16-2013, 08:06 AM
 
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That is basically how longtime residents see it. If you are in the city limits and pay taxes to the city of Charlotte, then it is just a matter of the compass as to what area of Charlotte you live in. So if you are south of Charlotte, but are in Pineville city limits, then you are not in S. CLT, you are in Pineville. Same for Matthews. You might live south (or southwest, or southeast) of Charlotte, but not in S. Charlotte, lol.
It gets confusing when I am looking at groups or items to buy and they say S Charlotte! But when I inquire as to where, it's often not what I thought it would be. My favorite posts are Ballantyne and it gets quite heated at the justification why it is. I myself don't care and just say SE charlotte. People try to correct me and say Ballantyne but I consider that area to be around Johnston and down south to the SC/NC border. Not by where I am.

Oh and don't get me started on what's considered Weddington. That was a whole other battle. When I lived there, that was often contentious as well as to what communities should be included.
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Old 05-16-2013, 11:12 AM
 
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The person in question was more in Matthews than S. Charlotte. She even called the area Ballantyne as well in another post. (It's past the PHS but almost on Monroe near that I think it's Sardis road?)
Well what do you mean more in Matthews? If she's not in Matthews then she's not in Matthews. Most anything west of Matthews (and Monroe Rd) I'd probably consider "South Charlotte." Personally I don't consider much "SE Charlotte" since a lot of the SE portion of Meck is Matthews, so then IMO I'd say everything east of Monroe Rd. that's not Matthews would just be "East Charlotte." But then you could also debate where East Charlotte ends and the University Area begins (which I guess would be considered NE Charlotte but I don't think I've ever heard anyone refer to something as NE Charlotte either). Really I think the only time I've heard someone refer directionally to an area that wasn't just North/South/East/West is SW Charlotte, which seems to be almost synonymous with the Steele Creek area.

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It gets confusing when I am looking at groups or items to buy and they say S Charlotte! But when I inquire as to where, it's often not what I thought it would be. My favorite posts are Ballantyne and it gets quite heated at the justification why it is. I myself don't care and just say SE charlotte. People try to correct me and say Ballantyne but I consider that area to be around Johnston and down south to the SC/NC border. Not by where I am.

Oh and don't get me started on what's considered Weddington. That was a whole other battle. When I lived there, that was often contentious as well as to what communities should be included.
I'm confused a little here, are you saying you would consider Ballantyne as SE Charlotte?

I can see what you're saying about Weddington, but that's probably a little different because of the post office issue. I still think it's funny that Weddington High School has a Matthews address though.
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Old 05-16-2013, 11:44 AM
 
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Ballantyne is a person's last name.... Bissell made it famous!

The Ballantyne neighborhood located in South Charlotte is occupying a 2,000-acre area of land adjacent to the South Carolina border. It got its name from land developer Howard C. “Smoky” Bissell’s aunt, Barbara Ballantyne. Because Mr. Bissell anticipated that Charlotte would expand toward the South Carolina border, he planned an office and commercial development accordingly.

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Old 05-16-2013, 12:19 PM
 
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GoPhils, I call it Ballantyne if it's in what I think is Ballantyne. If it's let's say near Stonecrest, I consider that area on the edge. Further east though toward Matthews on HWY 51 and the area where Tom Short starts on Ballantyne Commons is not what I would consider Ballantyne. I live in this area but have had people correct me and insist it is all Ballantyne.

I just plugged in the address into Google maps and it's telling me Matthews. So it is Matthews. I wasn't sure where the city lines were. When I lived in Weddington area, the post office has had my address with Waxhaw, Weddington and Matthews. It couldn't make up it's mind. I had all three as part of my address on bills etc.
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Old 05-16-2013, 01:39 PM
 
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GoPhils, I call it Ballantyne if it's in what I think is Ballantyne. If it's let's say near Stonecrest, I consider that area on the edge. Further east though toward Matthews on HWY 51 and the area where Tom Short starts on Ballantyne Commons is not what I would consider Ballantyne. I live in this area but have had people correct me and insist it is all Ballantyne.
I was just confused because the boundaries of Ballantyne and the boundaries of South Charlotte are basically two different debates IMO. If I was reading what you wrote correctly, I agree with you that 51 or Tom Short Rd. is not Ballantyne. But I'd still say that both the area you described and Ballantyne (and Myers Park in response to your OP) are all part of South Charlotte. Personally I don't see how anything west of Providence Rd. could be considered "Southeast," which is what it sounds like you are saying.

Although actually, looking at google maps it looks like the area in between Tom Short Rd., Ardrey Kell Rd. and Providence Rd. is unincorporated? Maybe that's not South Charlotte after all...
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Old 05-16-2013, 01:57 PM
 
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See what you all think about this map. It is from the city. It appears to outline what defines each area of the city.

You will need to scroll down on that page.


http://plancharlotte.org/story/charl...velopment-2012
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Old 05-16-2013, 02:16 PM
 
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That's a really interesting article ani. It needs its own thread.
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Old 05-16-2013, 03:24 PM
 
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Yeah that is an interesting article. But I pretty much agree with the map.
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