2017 Readers' Poll: Baltimore Living

Best Reason to Live in Baltimore

1. The People

2. The Food


Best Reason to Leave Baltimore

1. Crime

2. Corruption


Best Neighborhood

1. Hampden

2. Mount Vernon


Best Place to Work

1. From Home

2. Johns Hopkins


Best Local Landmark

1. Dominos Sugar Sign

2. The empty spots where Confederate monuments once stood


Best Festival

1. Artscape

2. Hampdenfest


Best Park

1. Patterson Park

2. Druid Hill Park


Best Place to Go Running

1. Lake Montebello

2. Patterson Park


Best Place to Go Biking

1. Jones Falls Trail

2. Northern Central Railroad Trail


Best Place to Do Yoga

1. Charm City Yoga

2. Yoga Tree


Best Attraction

1. American Visionary Art Museum

2. Inner Harbor


Best Place to Take Out of Town Visitors

1. Fells Point

2. Inner Harbor


Best Place to Take Kids

1. National Aquarium

2. Maryland Science Center


Best Day Trip from Baltimore

1. Washington, D.C.

2. Annapolis


Best Free Thing to Do in Baltimore

1. Baltimore Museum of Art

2. Artscape


Best Public Transportation Service

1. Charm City Circulator

2. Light Rail


Best Oriole

1. Manny Machado

2. Adam Jones


Best Raven

1. Justin Tucker

2. Poe the Mascot


Best Local Celebrity

1. John Waters

2. Lou Catelli

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