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 two match-ups to a vote, with results reviewed on Wednesday. Polls are open for 24 hours, starting now!
In one corner…Greenwood, the winner over the U, or at least the U-District.
Greenwood's grown as every other neighborhood gets attention. Quiet streets, relatively. Funky, but useful shops. And some transitional housing which is affordable or gentrified depending on your needs and resources. The major events go elsewhere. Great!
Photo: sea turtle
In this corner…Capitol Hill, the solid winner over Magnolia.
A lot of Seattle's experimental culture started on the Hill. Lifestyles, fashions, music, and any counter-culture trend is probably represented in one walk down Broadway. Want to prove you're open-minded? Hang out with the locals and have your mind blown. Or, step a couple blocks away and find stately homes, quiet streets, and a museum and a park or two.
So, which neighborhood moves on to the Final Four?