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The Curbed Cup is coming, Atlanta! Nominate 2016’s best neighborhood

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West End survived in year number five. Who’ll be Atlanta’s pick in year six?

Curbed Atlanta Curbed Cup winners since 2011.
A collage of hallowed winners since Atlanta’s inaugural tourney in 2011.

Now that Drought Scare ‘16 has given way to chilly temps and monsoon season, it must mean December is upon us — and more importantly, that the Curbed Cup is about to fire up like a Yule log once again!

In a tradition not unlike that creepy Pink Pig, Curbed Atlanta readers have chosen the city's "Neighborhood of the Year" for the past five years running, subjectively granting deserving places rights to the prestigious, nonexistent Curbed Cup trophy.

But before voting can begin, we need to know which neighborhoods are worthy of such enduring and important glory. So while the fake pure gold trophy is being forged, we'll be looking for contenders, beginning right now!

It’s all up to you, Atlanta.

A full 16 Atlanta neighborhoods (or ITP cities) will face off in this year's Curbed Cup tournament. But which 16 should they be? Drop your nominations in the comments of this post or an email to us. Here’s how:


Rules for Nominations (all two of them) …

1. With emails, please use the subject line: "CURBED CUP NOMINATION." Email all nominations to the


2. Very important note: If you nominate more than one Atlanta neighborhood in the comments or an email, we'll count the FIRST ONE you provide. So please make your first choice count.


Seeding will be determined by number of nominations.

Again ... seeding will be determined by number of nominations.

But we don't just want neighborhood names—please tell us why your neighborhood deserves to vie for the top spot.

Did a new development demonstrate real architectural integrity? Did the retail scene start to blossom? Did a game-changing restaurant open? Terms like "best" and "greatest" are subjective, sure, but we want to know what happened in your beloved 'hood in 2016 that makes it worthy of inclusion, as you see it.

Now, let’s take a moment to honor Atlanta’s past winners:

2015: West End (reigning)

2014: Reynoldstown

2013: Kirkwood

2012: Old Fourth Ward

2011: Inman Park

Which neighborhood will claim the year's ultimate honor? Will West End make it reign again? Can Reynoldstown, Kirkwood, or Old Fourth Ward take the crown and become the first multi-year champs? Can Inman Park charge back to the promised land of 2011? Or will some dark horse triumph over them all?