Essex is a great part of town. We've got parks, water, planes, restaurants and plenty more.
But what is it missing? What do you wish you didn't have to leave town for? Or what could it really use, in a perfect world?
I'll start: a quality coffeeshop. This is mostly self-interested, as right now (aside from the library) I have to get to White Marsh or Rosedale to find a place where I can sit down, grab a cup, do some writing and take calls.
Join in the conversation and add your suggestions in our comments.