Readers Poll 2011 - Baltimore Living

Best Reason to Live in Baltimore1) The people

2) It’s affordable

3) Crabs

Best Reason to Leave Baltimore1) Crime

2) High taxes

3) The weather

Best Neighborhood1) Hampden

2) Fells Point

3) Mount Vernon

Best Baltimorean1) John Waters

2) William Donald Schaefer

3) Kevin Blackistone

Best Place to Work1) Johns Hopkins

2) From home

3) Under Armour

Best Green/Sustainable Business1) Woodberry Kitchen (2010 Clipper Park Road, No. 126, [410] 464-8000, woodberrykitchen.com)

2) Sprout Salon

3) Baltimore Food Co-op

Best City Service1) Charm City Circulator (charmcitycirculator.com) *

2) Single-stream recycling

3) Bulk trash pickup

Best Local Landmark1) Washington Monument

2) Fort McHenry

3) Natty Boh sign

Best Eyesore1) “Male/Female” statue

2) vacant buildings

3) trash

Best Festival1) Artscape

2) Fells Point Fun Festival

3) HonFest

Best Park1) Patterson Park

2) Druid Hill Park

3) Wyman Park

Best Place to Go Running1) Patterson Park

2) Druid Hill Park

3) Waterfront Promenade

Best Place to Go Biking1) NCR Trail

2) Druid Hill Park

3) Gwynns Falls Trail

Best Attraction1) National Aquarium (501 E. Pratt St., [410] 576-3800, aqu.org)

2) Inner Harbor

3) American Visionary Art Museum

Best Attraction to Add to the Inner Harbor1) Ferris wheel

2) Zipline

3) Clean water

Best Place to Take Out of Town Visitors1) Inner Harbor

2) Fells Point

3) American Visionary Art Museum

Best Place to Take Kids1) National Aquarium

2) Maryland Science Center

3) Port Discovery

Best Non-Art Museum1) Baltimore Museum of Industry (1415 Key Hwy., [410] 727-4808, thebmi.org)

2) Maryland Science Center

3) B&O Railroad Museum

Best Day Trip from Baltimore1) Washington, D.C.

2) Annapolis

3) Ocean City

Best Public Transportation Service1) Charm City Circulator

2) Light rail

3) Buses

Best Street That Needs Repaving1) All of them

2) Charles Street

3) Falls Road

Best Oriole1) Nick Markakis

2) Adam Jones

3) Matt Wieters

Best Raven1) Ray Lewis

2) Ray Rice

3) Joe Flacco

* Correction: The initial version of this poll mistakenly indicated that the Charm City Circulator is not a city - funded service. City Paper regrets the error.

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