In a Reader’s Digest poll, the Orioles’ ballpark finished No. 5 overall in voting for the “Nicest Place in America.” That was two spots behind Rock Hall, Md., a waterfront town in Kent County with a very on-brand motto: “Nice People Live Here.”
“Rock Hall is the kind of place you visit and think, ‘I should move her[e],’ ” the magazine wrote. “On Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay, this town treats strangers like neighbors and neighbors like family.”
Camden Yards finished behind Gallatin, Tenn.; Austin, Texas' Plufgerville High School; Rock Hall; and Roger and Shirley Doaks' house in Waterford, Ohio, which apparently features just a terrific “Apple Butter Weekend.”
“By holding its powerful spotlight at the right angle, Oriole Park has gone beyond its role as America’s best ballpark to help big-hearted Baltimore honor its most important heroes,” Reader’s Digest wrote.
See the five other finalists here.