Best Sporting Goods Store: Dick’s Sporting Goods
The Pineville store had its grand opening earlier this year and combined with the grandiose SouthPark location, Dick’s is looking good on the outside. The inside of the store is filled with everything an outdoorsman of any kind could enjoy. There is something for everyone from sports, camping, apparel, hunting and fishing, golf and so much more.
SouthPark (4325 Barclay Downs Drive) & Pineville (11001 Carolina Place Pkwy.)
Best Park: Symphony Park at SouthPark
There may not be a more beautiful venue with the raised amphitheater behind and the lake in front. The Symphony Park is a great place to bring a blanket and a picnic and listen to some wonderful music. In July, check out Charlotte Symphony Summer Pops “Celebrate America! With Fireworks” (July 3) and the Colombian Festival (July 27).
4400 Sharon Road
Best Golf Course: The Ballantyne
The Ballantyne is an Audubon-Certified golf course offering a challenging 18-hole layout with hybrid bermuda fairways and champion ultra dwarf greens that offer excellent playability year round. In addition to the Par 71, 6,740-yard layout, The Ballantyne offers a full-service clubhouse, lessons and the renowned Ballantyne Golf Academy.
10000 Ballantyne Commons Pkwy.
Best Dance Studio: Miller Street Dance Academy
With more than 15 classes to choose from, including jazz, hip hop and funk, jazz and heel, tap and modern dance, there is a style for every dancer. Miller Dance Studio also has summer classes, mommy-and-me classes and competitive teams. The tap team was recently named the best tap performance at the Industry Dance Awards in Hollywood, Calif.
11115 Golf Links Drive
Best Gym: Life Time Charlotte
The motto at Life Time Charlotte is simple: #LoveYourLife. For every passion and pursuit you have, you’ll find a community full of support, energy and expertise to push you as far as you want to go. Life Time Charlotte offers classes in everything under the sun, top-notch trainers and motivators, ways to get families working together and facilities for trying new sports.
11220 Golf Links Drive
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