MANY of you believe the best thing about Gladstone is not necessarily a physical place, but more so the feel of the town.
Community-minded, relaxing, active and peaceful, easy to get around and close proximity to everything were high on the list of what residents and readers thought were the best things about Gladstone.
But for some also included places, and Tannum Sands was high on the list for its fun, beach-side vantage.
Justin Kopecek said the weather was beautiful.
"Tannum Sands beach is clean and Gladstone has a nice energy about it," he said.
Elkie Meinert agreed.
"Tannum Sands is great," she said. "The beach is really nice."
For Gloria Kaa, it's all about weather.
"I love the weather in Gladstone," she said. "It's sunny all day and the harbour is beautiful."
Steve O'Connor said everything was so clean in Gladstone.
"There are so many nice parks and the town is very family friendly."
Grant Bliss said it was all about the lifestyle.
"You have the water, boats, golf," he said. "There are plenty of things to do."
Col Williams likes the settlement at Curtis Island.
"South End would be my favourite thing," he said.
Lisa Bell said she thought the best thing was everywhere was so close.
"It doesn't take very long to get anywhere," she said. "That really helps with the school run and general convenience."
Benito Zussino said he didn't get out much, but "the people are the best thing about this town".
"I also enjoy the marina and Spinnaker Park," he said.
Grab a copy of Wednesday's Observer to see photos of 40 local people who participated in our poll, and read what they had to say.