Ballantyne Magazine

SPRING 2017

Ballantyne Magazine covers news, events, real estate, restaurants, shopping, health, schools and business in the upscale Ballantyne Area of Charlotte, NC.

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"My family and I vacation in Fort Myers and Sanibel every year. We love it there." — Amy Melvin These two southwest Florida barrier islands, along with nearby Fort Myers, are popular with Ballantyne residents for their low-key lifestyle and pristine beaches. "I have gone to Captiva and Sanibel for over 30 years," says Heather Dunegan, who lives near Ballantyne. "We are in love with that entire area, including nearby islands you reach by boat. We went in late October, and it was beautiful." Amy Melvin, another Ballantyne-area resident, shares her enthusiasm. "My family and I vacation in Fort My- ers and Sanibel every year. We love it there." Beachcomber's Heaven The unusual alignment of Sanibel's southern shoreline and the northern tip of Captiva act as a natural net for 250 varieties Downtime to remember Heather Dunegan's children enjoy the Cabbage Key restaurant near Fort Myers, while shell hunters peruse the shores of Cayo Costa and a kayaker takes in the beauty of Hickey Creek. Photo courtesy of Heather Dunegan BALLANTYNE SPRING 2017 82 Escape

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