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Ben Kingsley

Berlin is a small town with big appeal

Berlin is a small town with big appeal

City slickers, be forewarned. One visit to this picturesque and utterly charming town on Maryland's Eastern Shore, and even devout urbanites may be tempted to pull up roots, pack their bags and change ZIP codes. That's no exaggeration. Berlin has in recent years welcomed an influx of new residents -- nicknamed "come heres" in the local parlance. Indeed, those who discover this locale less than 10 miles from Ocean City and Assateague Island's famous ponies will find a destination that's increasingly gaining national buzz. Budget Travel magazine recently deemed Berlin "America's Coolest Small Town, 2014" after a nationwide contest in which...