Baltimore named America’s 6th Dirtiest City

Travel + Leisure via Gawker

The Inner Harbor is a crowd-pleaser, but AFC voters weren’t impressed by Charm City’s overall cleanliness or its more land-based features. Baltimore came in next-to-last place for its public parks, hotels, and even interesting people.


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    City official should do something about getting Baltimore cleaned and fine big time the people who trow trash here and there

    Comment by gigi — June 16, 2011 @ 10:58 am

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    Several years ago we left lovely pristine severn a park and moved to Baltimore city. Do I ever regret the move? Only when I am walking down the trash strewn streets of charm city. I noticed a rapid decline in overall cleanliness when trash removal occurred only once a week. In addition, there are very few trashcans available for public use anywhere in the city. When these conditions become the norm, very few citizens are inspired to keep their own sidewalks clean. Would someone in the city government please recognize that people need a trashcans that are emptied on a regular basis ?

    Comment by Charmschooled54 — June 19, 2011 @ 3:59 pm

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    Baltimore's now SOUTH PHILADELPHIA (Pennsylvania's merged with Maryland.)
    Baltimorons think diseased, deadly littering/dumping is "Charming."
    No wonder the MD/PHILLY/NYC economies are tanking downward.
    Clean cities have more job growth/stronger economies.

    Comment by sls — June 25, 2011 @ 12:19 pm

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    As a Baltimore native (unfortunately) I must say it's not surprising to see this about the city. Although I was born and raised here and as a child I loved and cheered for Baltimore. As an adult, I now hate it. The environment and yes the PEOPLE are not interesting at all. My girlfriend is not a Baltimore native (Thank God) and she lives about a half an hour outside of the city. She is very classy, and very interesting, something I could not find in my 30 years of being in Baltimore. The people are very depressed and become jealous of anything. You name it, if they don't have it, they are jealous. The people are also very ignorant and are against intelligence and hate anyone who displays it, especially black women. I can say this because I come from the inner city and I am disgusted by it and know what goes on there. It's sickening and I hope people just stay out of the city altogether. My girlfriend and I plan on moving soon so hopefully we will never see this place again. Now when I think of this city I think of rottenness, evil, corruption, stagnation, poverty and self-inflicted pain and despair. To all others, just find another place to go because Baltimore is not it. Peace.

    Comment by Not-Proud native — July 25, 2011 @ 6:45 pm

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    I have lived in Baltimore City for 44 years,When I was growing up it was a great place to live,clean,everyone looked uot for each other and safety was never an issue.Now it is a dirty shit-hole,sancuary city for illegal aliens,drug dealing gangs of thugs,corrupt polititions and dirty cops.Illegal aliens have taken over my trade,so there is no work for me,cops have out right lied in court on me,I get stopped infront of my home and asked" what i,m doing around here"I have been a target of violence and crime because I am white,In October I am leaving this city and state for good and will not ever return!

    Comment by Gunnerwolfe — July 26, 2011 @ 12:01 pm

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    Baltimore is on the list for every thing bad. What gives? Crime, Illiteracy, Teen pregnancy, STD's, violence, drugs… you can depend on Baltimore being on the list. WTH? For one, the criminal system in Maryland works to protect the criminal, not the victim. Absentee landlords are allowed to let properties rot. And where is the money? The revenue from the stadiums were supposed to help fund city schools. That didn't happen. O'Malley lost millions of dollars of the schools' money and we rewarded him by making him governor.

    Comment by Daisy — August 1, 2011 @ 9:33 pm

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    If you are an illegal alien, corrupt government offical,enept government employee,crooked cop or thug drug dealing gang member come to Baltimore,you will fit right in with little possibility of doing any jail time.

    Comment by bshel2 — August 15, 2011 @ 3:02 pm

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    I am 36 years old I moved from Baltimore when I was 19 to join the military, I have traveled the world and this country over, and I am so disappointed at Baltimore's local government for allowing uneducated, no dream having individuals take a once fun place to live years ago and turn it into a cesspool. I now live in what I consider to be one of the most beautiful places in the U.S, the state of Fl; but when I refer to Fl as that to my family who resides in Baltimore they refer to the hurricanes. Yes it is true hurricanes periodically throughout history are known for the devastation it inflects on a communities in Fl and surrounding states, but I have been away from there for over 16 years now and I just recently visited friends and family and they have been hit by 16 year Hurricane of Crime to which there is no end in sight. This place now looks like the land of I don't give a crap, and if some of the people who aren't into all of the mess that the city brings would get out and see more than just MD, they would feel the pain I feel when I see Dirt bikes riding and speeding through out the city giving the finger to law enforcement who does nothing but look in the other direction. My mother and father live 40 min from the city but my grand mom doesn't know any place else; it sucks that I can't sit and chat with my grand mom for more than 10 min with out getting into an altercation with a young Ahole who is standing in the back of my truck taking pictures. The place eats away at my soul little by little every time I am there. I love the ravens, and they along with family keep me tied to Baltimore, I just beg of local government to do something. Finally I truly thank the creators of face book cause that means I can virtually visit that place while living in Fl I think the city I now live in had 1 murder 6 years ago, the community is still in an up roar about it.

    Comment by Willie B — August 21, 2011 @ 12:09 pm

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