All year long, Charlotte magazine's staff of editors and writers scour the city for the best of the best—from dining to nightlife to culture to shopping, from pampering to pets to parks. We also ask you to vote for your favorites—which you do by the tens of thousands. Then, each May, we present the BOB Awards, recognizing Charlotte's Best of the Best. Every winner since 2011—Editor's Picks and Voters' Choice—is listed in this database, which is easily searchable. Consider this your ultimate guide to Charlotte's Best of the Best.

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BOB Awards Winner's Guide

Harris YMCA

Map5900 Quail Hollow Rd
Charlotte, NC 28210
  • Kids & Family


This year, one of the largest YMCAs in North America gets bigger. The Harris YMCA on Quail Hollow Road is building the Cato Education Center, with 10,000 square feet of heated space and a total footprint of 22,000 square feet. The $3.5 million facility will have 10 classrooms, including one that’s a teaching kitchen, and a pavilion with an open-air gymnasium and stage. One use for the building is summer day camp, which serves about 800 children each week.


Best Swimming Lessons - 2016. Best Gymnastics - 2016 and 2017. Best Youth Sports Program - 2014, Best Summer Camp - 2014, Best YMCA for Kids Anywhere - 2015

Additional Information:

Year Won: 2014
Pick: Editor's Pick
Voters' Pick
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