Best Cosmetic Surgeon: Charlotte Plastic Surgery 

Uptown Location

2215 Randolph Road, Charlotte 

Ballantyne Location

11220 Elm Lane, Suite 106, Charlotte 

For almost 70 years, Charlotte Plastic Surgery has earned the respect of their clients through personalized care and outstanding surgical outcomes. Today, their passion for excellence continues with a team of six locally- and nationally-awarded surgeons who have more than 110 years of combined experience. Offering the latest cutting edge procedures, expertly trained staff and genuine care for each individual, Charlotte Plastic Surgery is your destination for discovering your best you.

Best Dentist: Charlotte Dentistry 

201 Providence Road, Charlotte 

As the area’s premier family dental practice since 1977 and Charlotte’s largest top one percent Invisalign provider, Charlotte Dentistry offers comprehensive care for the entire family. The practice’s mission is to make every patient feel like an honored guest. Their standard of care starts with applying the scripture Matthew 7:12, “Treat others the way you want to be treated.” With sixteen doctors, they offer services ranging from routine cleanings to cosmetics and Invisalign® orthodontics for adults and teens.

Best Dermatologist: Carolina Dermatology 

10650 Park Road, Charlotte 

Carolina Dermatology provides high quality dermatologic care to patients living in South Charlotte and the surrounding areas. The dermatologists on staff at Carolina Dermatology are experienced in treating a full range of dermatologic problems, including medical dermatology, dermatologic surgery and cosmetic procedures such as BOTOX and Restylane. In addition, Dr. Jerry Cooley, M.D., is a nationally recognized hair transplant surgeon and treats patients from all over the country. Most major health insurance plans are accepted.

Best Optical: Charlotte Eye, Ear, Nose & Throat Associates, P.A.  

6035 Fairview Road

Plus 13 other locations!

Since 1923, Charlotte Eye, Ear, Nose & Throat Associates, P.A. (CEENTA) has been the region’s premier eye, ear, nose and throat care provider for adult and pediatric patients. CEENTA has more than 130 providers offering ophthalmology, otolaryngology, allergy treatment, optical and contact lens services, sleep medicine, audiology, voice and swallowing, facial plastics and radiology in its nearly 20 locations in Charlotte and the counties of Mecklenburg, Gaston, Cabarrus, Union, Rowan, Stanly, Iredell and York counties.

Best Orthodontist: Webb Orthodontics 

2915 Coltsgate Road, Suite #102, Charlotte

Webb Orthodontics is a family-centered orthodontic practice that prides itself on providing leading-edge technology in every aspect of patient care. The practice was founded by Dr. Michael Webb more than 35 years ago, and has since established a well-earned reputation for excellence. They have received much praise from the Charlotte community, including being voted Best Orthodontist in Charlotte by South Charlotte Lifestyle readers in the 2017 and 2018 Readers’ Choice Awards issues. Webb Orthodontics is also routinely recognized by orthodontic peers each year as being the best and most advanced in the industry. 

Best Chiropractor: Dr. Alicia Brown of Better Brain & Body 

7221 Pineville-Matthews Road #400, Charlotte

Dr. Alicia Brown founded Better Brain & Body in 2010. Her strive for excellence in patient care lead her to become the first Board Certified Chiropractic Neurologist in Charlotte in 2012. She has spent the last several years creating a facility that combines the most cutting-edge diagnostics and therapies with a team of heart-centered practitioners in a healing environment. She is also proud to announce the Grand Opening of the Better Brain & Body Human Optimization Center, located in South Charlotte.

Best Home Builder/Remodeler: Simonini Homes

501 E Morehead Street, Charlotte

The Simonini Homes Team continues to be a highly sought after home building and renovation company, building on their legacy as the only builder in our region to have won the coveted “Triple Crown” of builder awards including National Builder of the Year, America’s Best Builder and winner of the National Housing Quality Award. The Simonini Team has found a way to master keeping up with trends while producing a timeless style.  

Best Décor and Furnishings: Restoration Hardware

6815-A Phillips Place Court, Charlotte

Restoration Hardware is a luxury lifestyle market that sells furniture, lighting, textiles, rugs, bathware, décor and outdoor goods. They are renowned for their unparalleled quality of products and the variety of timeless pieces they have to offer. There are a number of both RH galleries and outlets throughout the U.S. and Canada. 

Best Landscaper/Lawn Care: Charlotte Landscape and Patio 

Charlotte, NC

Charlotte Landscape and Patio takes great pride in providing exceptional, customized landscape design and installation services in the Charlotte Metro area. Their experts have more than 25 years of experience to ensure any outdoor living area is a perfect paradise. They can create outdoor living rooms, outdoor kitchens, open air patios, porches, outdoor fireplaces, fire pits, retaining walls, water features, pavers, stone walkways, driveways and outdoor/landscape lighting.

Best Realtor: Beth Smith Shuey of Keller Williams Realty 

5925 Carnegie Boulevard, Suite 250, Charlotte

Beth is a Charlotte native. Growing up near SouthPark, she enjoyed watching her city grow into a vibrant, economic powerhouse. In 1997, she decided to combine her love of Charlotte and her passion for helping others by becoming a realtor. She is client-focused and knows how to navigate the exciting, yet challenging process of buying and selling homes. Her Keller Williams team ranked No. 1 in North Carolina and South Carolina in both 2016 and 2017.

Best Heating/Cooling/Plumbing: Morris-Jenkins 

13725 South Ridge Drive, Charlotte

Morris-Jenkins is a family-owned and operated air conditioning, heating and plumbing company. Since 1958, they have provided service in homes all over the greater Charlotte area. The largest HVAC and plumbing service provider in the region, Morris-Jenkins is a large company with the heart of a small company. They offer same day service, evening and weekend service at no additional charge, online scheduling and more.

Best Luxury Automotive: Mercedes-Benz of South Charlotte 

950 N. Polk St., Pineville

Mercedes-Benz of South Charlotte was founded on the belief that if customers are treated with respect, integrity and honesty, then the customers will reward the dealership with their business. The entire team of highly trained, dedicated professionals is committed to meeting the luxury automotive needs of their valued customers, and they’re always focused on providing the utmost in customer satisfaction. Whether you’re purchasing a Mercedes-Benz or require expert care and maintenance, they’re here to serve you. 

Best Day Spa/Med Spa: The Spa at Ballantyne 

10000 Ballantyne Commons Parkway, Charlotte

A relaxing escape is within minutes at The Spa at Ballantyne. With a menu inspired by nature, spa treatments are designed to nurture the mind and body through the use of ritualistic methods and healthy products in a calming environment. Choose from a selection of spa services, including massage, facial and body treatments, manicures, pedicures and hair salon services. Explore indigenous treatments like the Carolina Lavender Spa Collection, day spa packages, overnight spa packages and fitness experiences. Enjoy spa dining, pools, eucalyptus steam room, saunas, whirlpools and lounges to complete your spa destination experience.

Best Financial and Wealth Management: Robert Rowell and The Team at Wells Fargo Wealth Brokerage Services 

4525 Sharon Road, Charlotte

For more than three decades, Robert Rowell of Wells Fargo Wealth Brokerage Services has used his lifelong passion for finance to make a difference in the lives of his clients. He specializes in cultivating solid, long-term relationships with high net worth individuals and their families. Robert and the team at Wells Fargo Wealth Brokerage Services understand that wealth brings challenges and responsibilities. He helps clients plan for their financial goals while balancing other components such as risk tolerance, tax-efficiency and multi-generational planning. 

Best Fitness Center/Boutique Gym: Life Time Athletic Charlotte 

11220 Golf Links Drive, Charlotte

Life Time Athletic Charlotte is a premier health club and wellness center that houses their own fitness facilities, salon, spa and café. They offer studio classes, including indoor cycle, yoga and pilates, as well as kids classes, nutrition services, metabolic assessments, personal training, boot camp events and more!

Best Hair Salon: Xander Hair Salon & Spa 

11914 Elm Lane #150, Charlotte

Xander Salon & Spa is one of Ballantyne’s hidden gems. Serving an extremely diverse clientele, Xander’s professionals specialize in balayage, extensions, keratin smoothing treatments, relaxers, precision cutting, brow, makeup and skincare services. When Carol Alexander opened the doors of Xander Salon in 2009, she brought a calm spirit and a fierce desire to provide a serene atmosphere where her guests could relax and become an even more polished version of themselves. Over the past five years, she moved into her present location and has added a dynamic team of seasoned professionals who share her vision.  

Best Jeweler: Diamonds Direct SouthPark

4521 Sharon Road, Charlotte

At the heart of Diamonds Direct SouthPark’s culture is a family atmosphere where teamwork, fun and a positive attitude are crucial to providing a unique shopping experience that sets Diamonds Direct apart in the industry. They take ownership, charge forward and make decisions that allow them to create long-term relationships with their customers. The customer is why they exist. Therefore, they will listen, exceed their expectations and never say no. Diamonds Direct is a true direct diamond importer, cutting out all the middle man markups. Their focus is owning the right diamonds at the right value. Their selection, education, warranties and guarantees create a zero-risk shopping environment that is customer-focused and flexible.

Best Private School: Providence Day School 

5800 Sardis Road, Charlotte

Through an intentional TK-12 global curriculum, Providence Day prepares their students to be empathetic problem solvers and active global citizens. Their classrooms are places of discovery, where learning about diverse cultures and shared experiences creates connections to a larger humanity. They teach students to respect others, develop their communication skills and build their confidence so they can collaborate and lead in a world that is culturally diverse. They aim to instill a passion for learning, a commitment to personal integrity and a sense of social responsibility in each and every student.

Best Insurance Agent: Liberty Mutual 

13830 at Ballantyne Corporate Place #100, Charlotte

At the Liberty Mutual office in Charlotte, trained local agents can help you find the coverage you need, and the discounts you deserve. For more than 40 years our office has proudly served North Carolina and South Carolina, with a variety of plans for auto, home, renters, boat and watercraft and even antique and classic car insurance. 

Best Retirement Community: Southminster

8919 Park Road, Charlotte

Southminster is a non-profit, charitable community that was founded in 1987 by two local churches. They provide excellent healthcare, services and programming for individuals while improving and maintaining their quality of life through independence, well-being, spirituality, dignity, privacy and peace of mind.

Best Dessert/Bakery: Nothing Bundt Cakes 

Uptown Location

601 S. Kings Drive, Charlotte

Matthews Location

1915 Matthews Township Parkway #1100, Matthews

Tega Cay

1143 Stonecrest Boulevard, Suite 105, Tega Cay, SC

“I grew up baking with my grandmothers since I was old enough to stand on the stool to help them,” says Tia Davis of local Nothing Bundt Cakes. “I am from a very large Italian family and baking for holidays was a very important event that pretty much happened every weekend! Having the opportunity to own a franchise where we bake each and every cake in our own bakeries is something to be proud of. Each Bundt cake features a light, moist taste and fresh look, along with our custom decorations that are contemporary and different from any other. We offer 11 different flavors and sizes, from our mini Bundtinis, personal size Bundtlets and cakes in all shapes and sizes to serve six to 30 family members or friends! We pride ourselves in using the highest quality of fresh ingredients to provide cakes that are moist and delicious.”

Best Fine Dining: Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse 

4725 Piedmont Row Drive, Suite 170, Charlotte 

Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse is an ultra-premium steakhouse providing a distinguished dining experience with personalized service in a breathtaking atmosphere. They offer bold, delicious fare complimented by an expansive, award-winning wine list. Soaring windows with stunning views of the SouthPark area provide the perfect backdrop for an unforgettable dining experience and make for one of the most upscale restaurants in Charlotte. 

Best Casual Dining: Viva Chicken 

Ballantyne Location

12206 Copper Way, Charlotte

Elizabeth Location

1617 Elizabeth Avenue, Charlotte

Park Road Location

4500 Park Road, Suite 100, Charlotte

Waverly Location

1641 Waverly Center Drive, Suite K1, Charlotte

Viva Chicken is a Peruvian rotisserie joint specializing in Pollo a la Brasa. Their menu is fresh, flavorful and packed with recipes that will transport your taste buds to the streets of Peru. Viva Chicken is not only hip and healthy, it’s quick and convenient, making it a great spot for dine-in or takeout. Their chicken is always fresh and never frozen. It’s 100 percent natural and hormone-free, and is always cooked fresh in a hand-built, charcoal-fired oven imported from Lima, Peru.

Best Veterinarian: Piper Glen Animal Hospital 

6513, 5105A Piper Station Drive, Charlotte

Piper Glen Animal Hospital is a full-service AAHA Certified veterinary, boarding and grooming facility located in southeast Charlotte. Their professional and courteous staff seek to provide the best possible medical, surgical and dental care for their highly-valued patients.

Best Dog Care/Grooming: Lucky Dog Bark and Brew

Charlotte Location

2220 Thrift Road, Charlotte

Lake Norman Location 

19607 Statesville Road, Cornelius

Steele Creek Location

13835 S Lakes Drive, Charlotte

Lucky Dog Bark and Brew is the area’s best dog park, kennel and bar, all rolled into one. Whether your dog is ready for a fun day of play in their amazing day care or needs a place to stay overnight while you are away, the staff at Lucky Dog is ready to love your pup just like you do! Their goal is to bring the community of dog owners together in a safe and fun environment. In their indoor/outdoor sports bar and dog park area, dogs can play and dog owners can enjoy a cold drink with their friends and meet new people.