It's the most wonderful time of the year! Today marks the start of Curbed Cup 2017, our annual competition to name the best neighborhood in Seattle. Eight neighborhoods enter, and one neighborhood is crowned 2017’s champion.
But first, we need to figure out our contestants—and there are a whole lot more than eight neighborhoods in Seattle. We need your nominations!
Some background information: Each year Curbed Seattle pits neighborhoods against each other in a winner-take-all bracket challenge. Ballard took the first-ever championship in 2012, followed by Greenwood in 2013. In 2014, Columbia City was the first southend neighborhood to win the title. South Lake Union swooped in for the cup in 2015. Then last year, Columbia City re-established dominance by becoming the first-ever two-time winner.
Want your neighborhood to win this year? Here’s the first step: Nominate it by leaving a comment on this post or shooting an email to the tipline. We'll tabulate the entries to form an Elite Eight of Seattle neighborhoods. Then, we'll put it to a reader vote starting December 11. The winner gets crowned the top neighborhood in January.
And don't just namedrop. Tell us why your neighborhood deserves to win the Curbed Cup! Have you been harnessing Seattle’s growth in a creative and inclusive way? Do the best new restaurants and retail choose to come to your area first? (Just remember: Every section of Seattle is someone's home, so focus on what’s good about your neighborhood—not what’s bad about theirs.)
Give us your inside scoop today and it could be the reason your neighborhood comes out on top in 2017.