Ellicott City Among 8 Towns Vying for 'Best Main Street in America' Title

Voting in this round of the online contest ends at 11:59 p.m. on Monday.

Ellicott City is among eight Main Streets in the running in national contest.
Ellicott City is among eight Main Streets in the running in national contest.
Ellicott City is among eight towns contending for the title of best Main Street in America, in an online contest sponsored by Parade magazine. The winner will be featured in an upcoming cover issue.

The competition started with 16 towns identified based on reader submissions, and after the voting closed Sunday night, eight towns remain.

Now, Parade is pitting each of the eight quarterfinalists against one other town.

Ellicott City is facing off against Rockland, ME, which Parade says hosts the Maine Lobster Festival.

>> Vote in the contest until 11:59 p.m. on Monday. <<

Ellicott City is no stranger to winning accolades.

Last year, it won another online contest, sponsored by paint company Benjamin Moore, resulting in Main Street getting a complimentary paint job.

Also, Ellicott City was ranked among Money magazine's top 10 best places to live in America in 2010 and 2012.

J. W. Huey July 01, 2014 at 09:35 AM
We`re now one of FOUR finalists. We`re up against Collierville Tennessee and as of 9AM are LOSING BADLY. Spread the word; Facebook, Twitter, email, whatever. Get out the vote!
Elizabeth Janney July 01, 2014 at 12:26 PM
Colleen July 01, 2014 at 12:44 PM
hey its a neck and neck race now with collierville.
J. W. Huey July 01, 2014 at 02:53 PM
We`re now up 53/47 but can`t let up. Too bad they had to use that hideous photo but I`m pretty sure most of the people voting know the "real truth" and won`t be affected.
Colleen July 01, 2014 at 04:44 PM
^^i agree that photo did us NO favors for those who haven't been- it doesn't show as nicely as some of the other cities' photos.


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