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The Ballantyne area is a great area but for what you are looking for you probably would want to consider something closer to downtown (also known as uptown). Dilworth, South End, Myers Park, Elizabeth are all great areas as long as you don't mind the drive to/from work. The downside of a more urban location is that you are probably looking at thirty minute commute each way. In between downtown and Ballantyne is the Southpark area which might be a good compromise if you don't want that long of a commute.
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Hope I am not double posting my response!:) You should be able to find a nice one bedroom apartment for $900 a month in Ballantyne. The area has lots of restaurants and a couple of wine bars, shopping and YMCA. For a more urban feel you could look in Dilworth or Plaza Midwood, though your commute to work would be a bit longer. Please let me know if you have any further questions. I live and work in the Ballantyne area. Good Luck!