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We Celebrate Our Readers' Choices

Our Readers, Viewers and Followers Chose the Best

We are proud to present the winners of our 6th annual South Charlotte Readers' Choice Awards competition. Winners were nominated and received the most votes from our readers in print, online and from our followers on social media.

We highlight the best healthcare providers for the entire family including your fur babies; the best businesses for real estate, home design, furniture and the best in-home services. We also spotlight our readers’ favorite places to patronize for everything they need to live their best life—from shopping and personal salon and spa services to expert service providers for finances, insurance, travel and for all areas of living life well. We celebrate the best casual and fine dining options too with diverse and delicious menus of fine wines, cocktails and a range of dishes that will tempt and satisfy any appetite.

All our winners contribute to the diverse, thriving South Charlotte community we love so much.  We hope these awards celebrate some of your own hometown favorites while also helping you discover other businesses in the area with excellent reputations and a solid fan base with our reading audience!

Congratulations to all the winners and thanks so much to those who voted!

Best Physicians - Tied: Novant Health, Charlotte, NC, and Tryon Medical Partners, Charlotte, NC,

Best Oral Surgeon - Providence Oral Surgery, 102 Waxhaw Professional Park Drive, Suite G, Waxhaw, NC 28173, 704.289.8

Best Plastic Surgeon - Criswell and Criswell, 14835 Ballantyne Village Way #210, Charlotte, NC  28277, 704.424.5050,

*Best Dentist - Arboretum Dentistry

3135 Springbark Lane #210, Charlotte, NC 28210, 704.448.2753,

Dr. Frederick (Rick) Joubert and his staff provide the best in personalized attention to dental care.  Dr. Joubert's more than 35 years experienced gives him the skills and credibility to ensure that you will receive the guidance you need for preserving your healthy smile.  In addition, they provide whitening, veneers and implants.  If you want to love your dentist then you'll be inspired by Dr. Joubert.  Arboretum Dentistry is the right place for the best dental care and services and can provide cutting-edge technology.  Make an appointment today at, 704.413.7956, located at 3135 Springbank Lane #210, Charlotte, NC 28226.

*Best Orthodontist - Webb Orthodontics

2915 Coltsgate Road, Suite 102, Charlotte, NC  28211, 704.364.7343,

Webb Orthodontics, established in 1981, is voted the #1 orthodontic practice in the Charlotte area year-after year by pairing outstanding customer service with incredible results. Their entire team loves what they do and it shows, treating patients like family and providing a world-class patient experience.  Along with great service, the office is 100% digital! Cutting-edge technology is a major point of emphasis at the practice's beautiful, convenient office in SouthPark. This translates to the most effective, efficient and comfortable treatment possible. The practice offers custom braces and Invisalign for kids, teens and adults, and it’s a Top 1% Invisalign Provider in the world!


*Best Veterinarian - Charlotte Companion Animal Hospital 13331 York Center Road #A, Charlotte, NC, 28278, 980.276.1205,

Charlotte Companion Animal Hospital’s founder, Dr. Erin Koballa, is steadfast in her commitment to developing and leading a team of dedicated individuals who are passionate about forming bonds with patients and parents.  Their care team takes great pride in providing high-quality medicine and excellent care. They are honored to be one of two of the fastest new businesses to be voted the best by readers, viewers and followers of South Charlotte City Lifestyle magazine. Dr. Koballa and her team are devoted to their promise to provide authentic care and service to all their beloved patients. 


*Best Home Furnishings Retailer - Nouvelle Furnishings

14110 Carolina Place Parkway, 980.207.4570,

Nouvelle Furnishings is uniquely the best for furniture shipping for high-end designer furniture.  The store offers luxury European brands not seen anywhere else in the Charlotte area.  Their offerings include in-house design consultation, designer programs, and professional staging.  Their goal is to provide clients with a pleasurable experience while selecting exceptional pieces. They will elevate your dream visions of fine decor to the highest level.

The owners, Ahmad and Hanan Nassar embraced the amazing opportunity to bring luxury and contemporary pieces to the Queen City when they relocated to Charlotte in 2021.  They recognized the artistic and creative persona in Charlotte and the potential to satisfy the appetites of shoppers who desire more and better.  Charlotte is growing rapidly and they are excited to be a part of this magical time of formation.  The store fills a void in Charlotte for modern indoor and outdoor furniture, lighting, and design services.  Most items can be ordered in a variety of different options, such as colors, materials, and sizes. Whether you prefer an elegant soft sofa, a bold statement, or a distinctive design to reflect your style, Nouvelle can provide it and help you design your space!  Visit Nouvelle at 11410 Carolina Place Parkway, Pineville, NC 28134, 980.222.4741,

*Best Interior Designer - Karen Mendenhall, Stage It Charlotte

10039 Industrial Drive, Pineville, NC 28134, 704.847.3771,

With an increased focus on renovations, Stage It Charlotte is more able than ever to help you get your home 'resale ready' or create ultimate spaces for your pleasure.  No project has to be overwhelming.  The renovation team will meet with you to discuss the scope of work you would like and they will help you with your budget to maximize your dollars and time.  They will also assess your home and make recommendations for all areas of updating that are crucial for resale in order to maximize your home's potential value.  Pricing is based on the scope and level of work to be completed.  Estimates are finalized to include the level of importance to achieve the greatest impact.  Renovations can update and modernize your home to achieve optimal function and appeal. Once the areas to be renovated are decided upon, Stage It Charlotte renovators can help you make all the necessary product selections.  They can schedule all sub-contractors, manage the budgets and timelines for a seamless and very satisfactory renovation project.   Whether you're selling or staying where you are, please don't hesitate to call Stage It Charlotte for any renovation, design or staging needs.  


*Best Home Remodeler -  Pfahl Architects

4431 Monroe Road, Charlotte, NC 28205, 704.342.1065,

For over four decades, Pfahl Architects has designed and/or built hundreds of homes and completed numerous commercial and multifamily projects including retail, condominiums, YMCA renovations, restaurants, churches, boutique hotels and offices. Throughout all their projects, Pfahl Architects has consistently demonstrated mastery in the art and science of superior function and exquisite design while focusing on quality, fine craftsmanship and dedication to client satisfaction. Thanks to Kevin, Susan and Carly's years of intensive study, focus and hands-on experience, the company’s design team has proven time and again that quality and design excellence can be achieved at any price range.

Best Home Builder - Arcadia Homes, 6428 Bannington Road, Charlotte, NC 28226, 704.412.4130,

Best Backyard Provider - Tied: DeSignia, Inc., 919 Exchange Drive, Charlotte, NC 28208, 704.494.8877, and G and G Landscape Solutions, 7217 Old Statesville Road, Charlotte, NC 29269, 704.543.1910,

Best Pool Provider - Poolscapes of Charlotte, 13917 Ballantyne Meadows Drive, Charlotte, NC 28277, 704.544.0424,                 

*Best Realtors - Berkshire Hathaway Carolinas Home Services 3420 Torringdon Way #200, Charlotte, NC 28277,, 803.415.4530 and, 704.609.2822

These ladies are the Best!  Michelle Zawacki and Robin Nitsche are leading the way to help newcomers and locals find the right homes and assist homeowners with listing their homes.  They work tirelessly for their clients every day to help them in any way they can and that's why they were voted the best at one of the best firms in South Charlotte, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services.

Tied: Helen Adams Realty, 2301 Randolph Road, Charlotte, NC 28207, 704.375.8598,

*Best Home Services - Acosta Heating, Cooling & Electrical

3915 Stuart Andrew Blvd., Charlotte, NC  28217, 704.612.8222,

Acosta Heating, Cooling and Electrical has been servicing the Charlotte metro area for more than 50 years.  They are so thankful to live, work and play in this wonderful community. 

They give thanks to South Charlotte for its support and for voting them the Best!

They’ve learned it's the little things that count, such as treating customers with respect, listening, properly stocked trucks and most importantly, the expertise to solve the problem correctly the first time.  They know your family’s home comfort is their responsibility. That’s why they strive to be the best each and every day!


*Best Cleaning Service - A Diamond in The Rough Cleaning Services

3160 Highway 21, Suite 103 #543, Fort Mill, SC 29715, 704.320.7526,

A Diamond in the Rough Cleaning Service is celebrating its 20th anniversary as the Charlotte Metro area's premier provider of quality cleaning services and staffing needs for businesses and homes.

Founded in 2001 by Nina Burris, A Diamond in the Rough offers comprehensive cleaning services for residential and corporate clients and has specialized in full-service cleaning, sanitizing and maintenance services for retirement communities since 20

*Best Dry Cleaning/Laundry Services - Martinizing Dry Cleaners of Charlotte

1408 E. Boulevard, Charlotte, NC 28203, 704.372.0009,

Martinizing Dry cleaners of Charlotte provides premier dry cleaning and laundry services to Charlotte and the surrounding areas of South Charlotte, Uptown, Waxhaw, Matthews, Weddington, Pineville and Fort Mill. At their Dilworth location, they also offer free pickup and delivery services, as well as repairs, leather cleaning, wedding dress cleaning and preservation, commercial laundry services and household item cleaning services for items such as sheets, tablecloths, comforters and blankets.  Drop-off and pick-up services are now also available at One First Union Center in Uptown.

*Best Financial Services - Wealth Enhancement Group

4521 Sharon Road, Suite 400, Charlotte, NC 28211, 704.553.8006,

If you need help creating and adding to your wealth then the specialists at Wealth Enhancement Group know how to help.  It may seem simple but wealth management can be complex.  It can be overwhelming to feel confident that you're making the right decisions.  The professional team at Wealth Enhancement Group can analyze your financial life and help guide you through every angle by building a comprehensive custom plan so you can preserve what you've worked so hard to build and enjoy your life with what you've earned.  


Best Insurance Agency - Thomas Sheridan at Goosehead Agency, 521 E. Morehead Street, Suite 200, Charlotte, NC 28202, 704.386.6337,

Best Law Firm - Kennedy Law Associates, 14835 Ballantyne Village Way #225, Charlotte, NC 28277, 704.369.5600,

Best Travel Agencies - Tied: World Travel Mates, 7422 Carmel Executive Park Drive #108, Charlotte, NC 28226, 704.697.1500, and Mann Travels, 4400 Park Road, 2nd Floor, Charlotte, NC 28209, 704.556.8322,

Best Jewelers - Tied: Ballantyne Jewelers, 12335 North Community House Road, Suite A, Charlotte, NC 28277, 704.341.4242, and Diamonds Direct Charlotte, 4521 Sharon Road, Suite 101, Charlotte, NC 28211,

*Best Local Retailer - Leenie Rae Boutique

7415 Waverly Walk Avenue, Suite FB-1B, Charlotte, NC 28277, 704.274.9008,

Leenie Rae is a highly-curated boutique, carrying only the best contemporary ready-to-wear designers, as well as fashionable jewelry and accessories.  The shop is full of soft textures, comfortable fits, and beautiful craftsmanship!  Much pride and oversight are taken in selecting detail-oriented designers who use only fine, quality fabrics.  Most of our merchandise is made-to-order, supporting brands that are conscientious about the environment and who engage in and support the slow-fashion movement.  Our merchandise will capture your attention at first touch - and first glance.  We're here for the woman who wears many hats and wants to feel and look beautiful, inside and out, while doing so.

*Best Luxury Automotive Dealer-  Mercedes-Benz of South Charlotte,

950 N. Polk Street, Pineville, NC 28134, 704.837.7955,

Mercedes-Benz of South Charlotte was founded on the belief that if customers are treated with respect, integrity and honesty, those 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 are available to serve you. 

Best Hair Salon - O A Salons

5126 Park Road #2A, Charlotte, NC 28209, 704.676.1500,

*Best Spa and Personal Care - Le Petit Spa

12105 Copper Way #202, Charlotte, NC 28277, 704.389.8362 and 6324 Fairview Road #101, Charlotte, NC 28210, 980.406.3269, 

Our readers voted this as their favorite 'happy place'.  Le Petit provides more than just spa treatments. facials, peels and waxing.  It's the place to go to relax in a serene setting and just take care of and focus on you.  From the moment you step in you'll know you're in the right place for the best treatments and products.  Priti and her experienced staff know exactly what you need to help you be your best and walk away with your ultimate glow.  

Best Private Schools - Tied: Carmel Christian School, 1145 Pineville-Matthews Road, Matthews, NC 28105, 704.849.9723, and Providence Day School, 5800 Sardis Road, Charlotte, NC 28270, 704.887.6000,


*Best Retirement Community - Windsor Run of Matthews

Windsor Run Lane, Matthews, NC 28105, 704.908.6125,

Windsor Run in Matthews has become the destination of choice for a secure, independent and maintenance-free lifestyle for seniors. Windsor Run features stylish apartment homes, amenities and activities that keep community members fit, active and entertained. Health care is available from providers who specialize in caring for seniors. As a continuing care retirement community, Windsor Run offers higher levels of care

Best Country Clubs - Tied: The Club at Longview Country Club, 8801 Longview Club Drive, Waxhaw, NC 28173, 704.443.2500, and Carmel Country Club, 4735 Carmel Road, Charlotte, NC 28226, 704.945.9630,

Best Fitness Facility/Trainer - Rockbox Fitness 

Best Dessert/Bakery - Amelie's Carmel Commons, 7715 Pineville-Matthews Road, Charlotte, NC 28226, 704.376.1782 and Amelie's Park Road, 4321 Park Road, Charlotte, NC 28209, 704.405.0570,

Best Restaurant for Casual Dining - 131 Main, 9886 Rea Road, Charlotte, NC 28277, 704.544.0131 and 5970 Fairview Road #100, Charlotte, NC 28210, 704.343.0131,

*Best Restaurant For Fine Dining - Fiore Restaurant and Lounge

14825 Ballantyne Village Way, Suite 135, Charlotte, NC 28277, 980.938.0302,

Fiore owners Sharon Conklin and Dean White are honored to be voted as “Best Fine Dining Restaurant” in this year’s South Charlotte City Lifestyle's Readers' Choice competition!  All of their food is expertly sourced and prepared to give you an experience like no other!  Their steaks are premium Black Angus beef, vegetarian fed, and wet aged for 30-45 days before being skillfully hand trimmed.  

Since their opening in 2022, they`ve quickly become one of the hottest spots in Ballantyne and were voted tops right away in our Readers' Choice competition.  Their menu features delicious small plates, homemade desserts, unique cocktails and an ever-changing list of local spirits.  Fiore has everything you need to have a great night out!  

Tied: Steak 48, 4425 Sharon Road, Charlotte, NC 28211, 980.580.4848,