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Curbed Cup Elite Eight: (3) Belltown vs. (11) Ravenna

The Curbed Cup, Curbed Seattle annual Neighborhood of the Year tournament, continues today (get caught up on 1st round results here). This week we're down to the Elite Eight. Each day we'll put one match-up to a vote, with results reviewed on Friday. Polls are open for 24 hours, starting now!

Our next face-off is between downtown Seattle and North Seattle.

Photo: dbaron

Neighborhood: 3-seed Belltown
How'd They Get Here: Beat out Central District in the first round.
Why They Deserve To Win: Everyone wants to live in Belltown. No, seriously, we've seen the data. Seattle's condo mecca balances between young folks just starting out and retirees looking for an easier life. It probably helps to have a superhero roaming the streets. Some of the homes are super-pricy and some of them have pretty stupid names, but people keep flocking for the bars, restaurants & overall lifestyle. About the only person who doesn't want to live here anymore? Tim Lincecum.

Photo: J Brew

Neighborhood: 11-seed Ravenna
How'd They Get Here: Upset neighboring U-District in the first-round.
Why They Deserve To Win: Ravenna, where U-Districts grad students and professors call home. You'll find many of them on bikes as they travel to and from U-Village or the main campus. Unfortunately, it's seen a lot of longtime eateries say goodbye this year, but there's still plenty in and around town to make this neighborhood worthy of inclusion.

So, which neighborhood moves on to the Final Four?

Poll results

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