Atlanta just isn’t Atlanta without a friendly, year-end, criteria-free competition to determine which neighborhood was most wonderful this year.

’Tis the season, after all, for time-honored, random traditions.

But first, for this year's Best Atlanta Neighborhood tournament, we need you to nominate the neighborhood you believe is 2023’s best—for whatever reason.

Did your ’hood show exceptional class, resilience, and togetherness in 2023? Did it up its restaurant, shopping, or night-life game? Did an amazing park or building finally open? Were marvelous old homes restored on your street, or new ones built? Did a rare, truly affordable living option come to be? Etc.   

The goal here is to keep the nomination process as simple and democratic as possible.

Please follow these easy steps:

1. In the comments section below, nominate one Atlanta neighborhood or nearby city in the metro. (If more than one place is named, only the first will be counted.)

2. If that’s too complicated, reach out to us via FacebookTwitter, or now Instagram with your neighborhood nomination.

3. Feel free to express why you think your/that particular neighborhood is 2023’s best. Go on—brag!

Nominations will close at 1 p.m. sharp (EST) on Monday, Dec. 11.

The 16 Atlanta neighborhoods with the most nominations will qualify for the tournament. Seeding will be determined by number of nominations.

Again, seeding will be determined by number of nominations.

A recap of 2022's tournament action. Expect new measures in place this year to keep contestants more honest and less automated. Urbanize Atlanta/Shutterstock

The winning Atlanta neighborhood will receive the everlasting prestige of showing an entire city that it truly cares. It’ll also have bragging rights—like mighty Mozley Park and amazing Avondale Estates have enjoyed—for a full year.

Below is a quick recap of all past winners. Who shall join them from the wild year that was 2023?

The hallowed pantheon of Best Atlanta Neighborhood tournament winners:

2011: Inman Park

2012: Old Fourth Ward

2013: Kirkwood 

2014: Reynoldstown 

2015: West End

2016: East Atlanta  

2017: West End (again)

2018-2020: (forced hiatus)

2021: Mozley Park

2022: Avondale Estates

2023: TBD 


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