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Curbed Cup Elite Eight: (2) Ballard vs. (7) Georgetown

The Curbed Cup, Curbed Seattle annual Neighborhood of the Year tournament, began this week. The deserving candidates will be presented in one match-up per day through the week, with results reviewed on Friday. Polls are open for 24 hours, starting now!

Today, our face-off is between the neighborhood next to Fremont and the neighborhood with the bumper sticker putting Fremont in its place. First up is Ballard. To some it's the home of Seattle's gritty blue-collar shipyard folk. To others, it's the home of every condo or apartment building ever built. Somewhere between the upscale buildings, trendy eateries, old school haunts and ever-changing main street, Ballard continues to redefine itself.

Meanwhile, here comes Georgetown. It's the neighborhood Fremont wishes it could be, if bumper stickers are to be believed. She ain't the prettiest to look at but if you're looking for some solid eats and suds in buildings with not-so-solid foundations, this is home.

It's a battle of two neighborhoods with blue-collar transportation pasts and evolving futures. So which one is moving on to the final four, dear readers?

Poll results