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Curbed Cup Elite Eight: (4) Queen Anne vs. (5) Pioneer Square

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 two of Seattle's oldest neighborhoods...


Photo: Greg Dunlap

Neighborhood: 4-seed Queen Anne
How'd They Get Here: Held off Green Lake in the first round.
Why They Deserve To Win: Sure, when you say Queen Anne, that cover's a lot of ground. Upper Queen Anne? East Queen Anne? North Queen Anne? We're just gonna call it Queen Anne and just celebrate it as a whole. Not just a place where all the families live, we've spotted many awesome residences in these parts. And if you want to live in a place that used to be a school, this is basically your hot spot. Of course, not everyone's on board with the development there but it does seem like everyone sure does want to live there.


Photo: SMA

Neighborhood: 5-seed Pioneer Square
How'd They Get Here: By dominating Madrona in the first-round.
Why They Deserve To Win: Seattle's historic neighborhood is on the verge of once again becoming a place that's not just for tourists and/or people that scare tourists away. It's on the verge of reinvention without losing that old world charm that makes it such an underrated hangout, whether you're a Sounders fan or a nightclub partier. As the connective corridor between the stadiums of SoDo and the vibrancy of downtown, P-Square is making its own mark. Again. Plus, it might yet get a really cool public toilet. So there's that.

So, which neighborhood moves on to the Final Four?

Poll results


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