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Curbed Cup Final Four: (16) Excelsior vs. (4) NoPa

We're down to the final four in the Curbed Cup, our annual award to the San Francisco neighborhood of the year. There will be one matchup today and tomorrow, with the polls left open for 24 hours. The final showdown for the prestigious fake trophy will begin Wednesday. Let the eliminations continue!

Photo of Excelsior (left) via San Francisco Days; NoPa photo (right) via Pacific Union


Which neighborhood shone the brightest this year: Excelsior or NoPa? That's for you to decide. There is only 24 hours to vote, so make your decision as soon as possible with the below poll. Below, you will be able to see the original blurb written about Excelsior in this article:

The Excelsior is larger than the Castro and some would say it's not as busy. However, the largely residential 'hood was the winner in last year's Curbed Cup competition. The neighborhood at the southern part of the city continues to attract attention as beleaguered homebuyers take notice of a number homes that are priced under $1 million. An Excelsior reader wrote in an emailed nomination that noted the neighborhood is cheaper than adjacent districts; cleaner than nearby (and traditionally more popular) districts; and has good restaurants (including the city's first Laotian eatery). In the Curbed Cup's first round, the Excelsior received more votes than any other neighborhood.

Below, you will be able to see the original blurb written about NoPa in this article:

With cool restaurants, coffeeshops, and a newish Bi-Rite grocery, NoPa has long been considered a hotspot. Now it's experiencing heat in another realm: Housing. Right now, there are three residential developments in the works on Divisadero (notably, a 152-unit building planned for the site where Touchless Car Wash stands). That's not to say the restaurant revolution has slowed—Eater SF, our sister site, has reported a host of restaurant openings there in 2015.

The below poll will close at 2 p.m. PST on Tuesday, December 29.
Poll results


· Where Should A New Yorker Live In San Francisco? [Curbed NYC]
· NoPa restaurant coverage [Eater SF]
· Curbed Cup First Round Results! The Excelsior Dominates [Curbed SF]
· The Curbed Cup Neighborhood of the Year Is ... the Excelsior! [Curbed SF]
· New Laotian in Excelsior; 2212 Takes Punchdown Space [Eater SF]