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Curbed Cup Elite Eight: (5) Fremont vs. (13) South Lake Union

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!

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Fremont took home the inaugural Curbed Cup Trophy but has taken steps backwards every year since. Has the Center of the Universe gotten complacent? You wouldn't think so with everything going on there. The Troll's home is getting a makeover. There's a bunch of new restaurants and shops in town while others have cemented their place among Seattle's must-go hotspots. While it's true that prices have gone up, you can still find plenty of hidden gems tucked away in those hills. And if you want newer apartments with tons of amenities, it's got those now too.

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South Lake Union made a nice run last year to the Final Four before losing out to Georgetown. Another year older, SLU is also another year bigger and fuller of thriving tech companies and the people who work for them. You may consider it The Neighborhood that Paul Allen and Amazon Built but you gotta admit they've done a helluva job with the place. It's home to some of the city's newest and most intriguing buildings and there's lots more on the way. Restaurants and retail have moved in as well making sure people stick around once the workday is over. If you need a break from all the development, stroll on over to MOHAI and the lake for a quick escape. Ten years from now, will anyone believe that SLU used to be the place where we kept our warehouses?

Poll results

· All Fremont coverage [CS]
· All South Lake Union coverage [CS]
· All Curbed Cup 2015 coverage [CS]