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Curbed Cup Elite 8: (4) Hayes Valley vs. (12) Potrero Hill

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Half the field has already been eliminated in the Curbed Cup, our award to the San Francisco neighborhood of the year. This week we'll have one matchup per day—with the polls left open for 24 hours—and by Friday only four contenders will be left vying for the prestigious fake trophy. Let the eliminations continue!

So far, the biggest slaughterfest in the 2010 Curbed Cup happened between Hayes Valley and the Castro, with a 83.3% to 16.7% vote. Will Hayes Valley continue to obliterate the competition? Like our own Andrew Dalton wrote, it's "gone through several rounds of rehab to get where it is today." And boy, is it still going. There's the Proxy Project, the mega-collaboration between the city and Envelope A+D, the LGBT Community Center got approval for a restaurant, and SFJazz received the go ahead on their proposed Hayes Valley performance and administrative building. It's definitely a neighborhood on the move. But as one reader let us know, "the ever-changing landscape of my neighborhood makes me wonder if I'll always feel at home here."

And then we have Potrero Hill, which beat out Noe Valley in the first round. Potrero Hill is still a top contender for "we're having another kid so we're moving to Potrero Hill." It's one of the only neighborhoods you can find decent parking in under 15 minutes. It's got a nice selection of eco-friendly architecture and recently built contemporary houses. And those hills! If you've got the cash, you can score a pretty amazing pad with stellar views. But its major development moves slowly. Which nabe should advance to the final four? Every vote counts!
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· All Curbed Cup 2010 coverage [Curbed SF]
[Hayes Valley photo via; Potrero Hill photo via.]