Ballentine is a community in Richland County, South Carolina. It is an unincorporated area that is part of the Columbia, South Carolina Metropolitan Statistical Area. The community is located on Lake Murray, a large reservoir formed in the 1930s by the Dreher Shoals Dam.
The community has experienced a great deal of growth in the last century, as a combination of its proximity to Columbia as well as the lake. The cost of living here is 3.90% lower than the country average.
This place gets about 47 inches of rain annually. The number of days with measurable precipitation is 98. Snowfall is about 2 inches annually.