Rooms With a View

Meet the residents of Towerview Ballantyne

By Nan Bauroth | Photos by Raymond J Photography

Deidre Kelley enjoys Towerview's more urban setting within Ballantyne and the walkability to events like Markets at 11, which she attends with her grandson.
Ardrey Kell High's excellent reputation helped the Kimpson family decide on Towerview. Son Maxwell plays on the football team, and they meet new people by going to Friday night games.

Ballantyne was designed to be the ultimate “Live, Work, Play” community. Now the “Live” portion of this signature line has expanded. Northwood Ravin — a subsidiary of Northwood Investors, the owner and operator of the Ballantyne footprint —has opened the two-building Towerview Ballantyne, including the first high-rise luxury apartments in the heart of Ballantyne.

“I tell my friends I feel as if I’m living at a resort hotel because of all the amenities,” says Deirdre Kelley, one of the first to move in to the mid-rise building with five floors, which opened to residents in July 2021.

The community’s long list of amenities includes a rooftop lounge and indoor and outdoor pools. (See sidebar for details.) Coupled with urban-friendly walkability and easy access to offices, shops, restaurants, and miles of green space and walking trails, Towerview stands out as the ideal residence for apartment dwellers in Ballantyne.

Short Airport Commute

Letetia Kimpson, husband Maxwell and their twin teenagers, Carmen and Maxwell, are new to Charlotte, recently moving into Towerview Ballantyne from Maryland. She consults for Deloitte while her husband works for the federal government.

“First and foremost for us was the school system,” she says, noting Ardrey Kell’s reputation as an excellent high school. “The other two factors were the quick 20-minute commute to the airport in case I need to catch a flight and the fact we are so close to Columbia, South Carolina, where my husband’s family lives.” Another plus was having several Targets and 14 grocery stores nearby.

“We chose the three-bedroom apartment so everyone could have their own space,” Letetia says. “I love the view as well. You can see the pool and scenic landscape.”

One unexpected bonus since moving in is the laundry room. “My husband laughs when I say that, but it has so much storage we even have a space for our cat. It is a great laundry room, even better than the one I had in our house in Maryland.”

The Kimpson family has settled in quickly, with the twins making a successful transition to Ardrey Kell, where Maxwell is on the football team. “We’re already spending Friday nights at the games, getting to know other people in Ballantyne,” Letetia notes.