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Curbed Cup Elite Eight: (10) NoPa vs. (2) Eureka Valley

Half the field has already been eliminated in the Curbed Cup, our annual 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!

[NoPa photo via Andrew Dalton/Eureka Valley photo via Esther Reyes]

NoPa (we're talking about the neighborhood, not the restaurant) is a flourishing neighborhood that shows no plans to slow down. There are plans to make its streets more bike and pedestrian friendly; a Bi-Rite's moving in; and there's no shortage of hip bars, coffee shops and boutiques to mingle in.

Eureka Valley was known this year as a neighborhood where fixer-uppers went for $1.5M, houses for sale garnered many bids, and they almost always went for over-asking. Some of the top sales in the city happened here, whether it was this fixer-upper with 51 offers or this Spanish-style mansion for $5,250,000. The neighborhood also saw the re-opening of the Dolores Park playground, beckoning young families and bothering park regulars with all that youthful exuberance instead of irony or nudity.
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