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Old 01-15-2008, 03:18 PM
 
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Does anyone have an opinion on Ballantyne Country Club vs. Piper Glen? Seems to be a lot more houses for sale in Piper Glen and I was wondering why.
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Old 01-15-2008, 03:24 PM
 
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Does anyone have an opinion on Ballantyne Country Club vs. Piper Glen? Seems to be a lot more houses for sale in Piper Glen and I was wondering why.
I happen to like Piper Glen, but I was talking w/ some others recently who said Piper Glen seemed "tired" and Ballantyne seems "fresh."

I like the mature landscape at Piper Glen, too. I guess Ballantyne is the "happening place" these days, LOL. I think all the expansion and new retail in the Ballantyne area make it an exciting place to live.

Maybe someone from PG or Ballantyne will weigh in . . . or some of our realtors can give you some real insight.
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Old 01-15-2008, 03:28 PM
 
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I think PG is just bigger in area so probably more homes there. Ballantyne would be my choice.
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Old 10-12-2008, 10:28 AM
 
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I spent a year looking for homes in both Piper Glen and Ballantyne. I bought in Piper Glen... why? I loved the more mature landscape and the seperation between the homes. Ballantyne CC is slapped together like homes in California. Ballantyne is more conjested and it appeals to notherners that have relocated (banking usually) Piper Glen has more of a gentile atmosphere that one expects in the south, midwest, etc. Slower... as far as why/is there more homes available in Piper glen... I would assume that it is because it is older and more families are downsizing... many have lived there since the development. My family has been here 8 years and love the lifestyle. If I feel the need for the stress of a HUGE development area as is Ballantyne... I head there it is only a mle away. I choose to live in an area in the city that is quiter and more gentile like Piper Glen and Myers Park.
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Old 10-12-2008, 11:19 AM
 
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FWIW Ballantyne Country Club is offering memberships at near firesale rates.

I personally prefer PG or even further in, but it really depends on where you will be working and your circle of activities.
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Old 10-14-2008, 05:08 PM
 
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FWIW Ballantyne Country Club is offering memberships at near firesale rates.

I personally prefer PG or even further in, but it really depends on where you will be working and your circle of activities.
What do you classify as firesale rates? Half the usual initiation fee? Any drop on monthly rates?

I have no doubt about your info . . . makes sense. A lot of bankers live in BCC - and people associated w/ banking (i.e. marketing and IT).
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Old 10-14-2008, 07:26 PM
 
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I spent a year looking for homes in both Piper Glen and Ballantyne. I bought in Piper Glen... why? I loved the more mature landscape and the seperation between the homes. Ballantyne CC is slapped together like homes in California. Ballantyne is more conjested and it appeals to notherners that have relocated (banking usually) Piper Glen has more of a gentile atmosphere that one expects in the south, midwest, etc. Slower... as far as why/is there more homes available in Piper glen... I would assume that it is because it is older and more families are downsizing... many have lived there since the development. My family has been here 8 years and love the lifestyle. If I feel the need for the stress of a HUGE development area as is Ballantyne... I head there it is only a mle away. I choose to live in an area in the city that is quiter and more gentile like Piper Glen and Myers Park.
I agree. I would have loved to moved into Piper Glen when they were building, but we were new to the area, and alittle nervous about spending that much money then. Still would chose Piper Glen or Myers Park. Ballantyne is just too new, & open for my choice. Good Luck!
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Old 04-06-2011, 12:59 PM
 
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Piper Glen is also inside the 485 you DONT want to be further out if you are commuting to some of the finer schools and best shopping/dining of South park and of course uptown. Ballentyne is another 10-15mins further south and the traffic can be BAD.
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Old 04-08-2011, 05:07 AM
 
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Piper Glen Golf Course was designed by Arnold Palmer and it is a TPC club. The club hosted PGA senior tournaments for many years. I enjoyed going to many of them. Ballantyne CC which I lived in, was developed by Crescent Properties. The HOA fees and club fees are very high. I believe the club went semi-private, opening to the public. Piper Glen is still private and still a TPC club.

Piper Glen has homes contructed of the "fake" stucco. You need to look into this very closely.
All the homes were built custom made.

Ballantyne was built by similar builders, however, Weiland built many of their spec homes
which are built in many neighborhoods around the area.

Today, I would consider Piper over Ballantyne.
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Old 04-08-2011, 09:22 AM
 
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Piper Glen is also inside the 485 you DONT want to be further out if you are commuting to some of the finer schools and best shopping/dining of South park and of course uptown. Ballentyne is another 10-15mins further south and the traffic can be BAD.
Ballantyne is less than 3 miles south of Piper Glen. Traffic is worse there than near PG, but you can get through it with little lost time. They can easily share restaurants and shopping since they're so close. Ballantyne is only slightly farther away from Southpark, and is probably about the same drive time away.

I'd vote for PG because it's far enough from the hustle of Ballantyne, and I like the better established neighborhood. There's more character to many of the homes. In Ballantyne there are homes that look like they were brought in from a South American country and planted 50 feet from other big homes. Too much cookie cutter for me.
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