Thousands of voters have spoken. Blowouts, relatively close contests, and five upsets have ensued—including the exit of No. 2 seed Midtown.

And now, Round 1 in Urbanize’s third-annual Best Atlanta Neighborhood tourney is officially in the books.

Atlanta: Meet your Elite Eight for 2023!

These eight contestants are still alive in the quest to claim everlasting Best Neighborhood glory (for at least a year) as determined by the voting public—in very public fashion. The only criteria is that you vote for the place you feel is doing it right, right now.

Reader nominations determined the field of 16 neighborhoods earlier this month. (Cities close to the ITP core of Atlanta, such as Decatur and Chamblee, were also permitted to enter, so long as enough people nominated them.)

The eight competitors left standing represent a wide, eclectic swath of the ITP universe, from the southside to the edge of DeKalb County, and many points between. Which one shall prevail, rising up to claim the 2023 crown?

The Elite Eight contests will open very soon. Get ready.

Note: The Final Four and Best Atlanta Neighborhood 2023 Championship will come next week. Thanks again to all who’ve participated (7,036 votes and counting). Now, onward!

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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