The Curbed Cup, Curbed Seattle annual Neighborhood of the Year tournament, continues today (get caught up on the results so far here). This week we're down to the Final Four. We'll put the remaining two match-ups to a vote and then find out who'll play for the championship on Wednesday. Polls are open for 24 hours, starting now!
Belltown made it to the Curbed Cup Final Four in 2013 but otherwise it hasn't been the best of showings. Seems like the neighborhood gets overshadowed for "the next big thing" but it's one of the city's oldest and most contrasting spots. Dean wrote in to nominate Belltown specifically and provided a pretty concise reason: "Belltown is a mix of old and new Seattle. Dive bars to high end eateries, rock and roll to jazz, newcomers to old timers. Belltown is walkable, offers easy access to all other parts of downtown and has the best views in the city." You gonna disagree?
Image: Rob Ketcherside
Columbia City comes into the 2015 Curbed Cup as the defending champ so there's clearly a target on their back. That's fine, CC has been playing the role of underdog long enough to know what to do. Seattle is known for its mix of cultures, but few places in the nation are as diverse as Columbia City. It's also one of the greenest communities in the country. For some reason, everyone wants to build their eco-friendly home here. Despite that, there's also still bargains to be found. That's an impressive accomplishment all things considered. It also doesn't hurt to have Columbia City Theater, Geraldine's and a convenient light rail station at your disposal as well.