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Curbed Cup Final Four: (1) Ballard vs. (4) Queen Anne

The Curbed Cup, Curbed Seattle annual Neighborhood of the Year tournament, continues today. We're down to the Final Four and we're giving you the weekend to pick the two winners. Polls are open until Sunday evening. Go vote!

Now, let's meet the two neighborhoods battling for a shot in the Championship.

Neighborhood: 1-seed Ballard
How'd They Get Here: Defeated ID in first-round and then demolished Wallingford in the Elite 8.
Why They Deserve To Win: A piece of Seattle for 106 years now, 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. (And don't even get them started on the apodments…) Somewhere between the upscale buildings, trendy eateries, old school haunts and ever-changing main street, Ballard continues to redefine itself.

Photo: Greg Dunlap

Neighborhood: 4-seed Queen Anne
How'd They Get Here: Held off Green Lake in the first round and easily bested Pioneer Square in the Elite 8.
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.

So, which neighborhood moves on to the Championship?

Poll results

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