It all comes down to this, ATL.
After two weeks of criteria-free competitions, shocking upsets, effusive love of place, and more than 13,000 votes, two Atlanta neighborhoods have risen above the rest to sniff Mount Olympus. But only one can be proclaimed the greatest in Urbanize's inaugural Best Atlanta Neighborhood tournament.
Will it be top-seeded Summerhill? Or the proud, rambunctious dark horse that is Mozley Park? Only your votes will decide. Welcome to The Championship!
This being the final contest, voting will be open until 3 p.m. sharp on Monday, allowing anyone who's actually on vacation time to chime in. We ask that you keep the tourney fun and positive as one neighborhood surges to everlasting glory with the whole city (and beyond) watching. Now, let's go!
Round 1: Smoked Castleberry Hill (73 percent; 317 votes)
Elite Eight: Defeated College Park (54 percent; 885 votes)
Final Four: Triumphed over Adair Park (60 percent; 938 votes)
An epicenter of development buzz since the Atlanta Braves announced they were leaving the neighborhood, rapidly growing Summerhill shocked nobody by securing a No. 1 seed in the hallowed tourney. This year, it welcomed College Game Day and saw one of the best small-scale builds in the city open, in addition to dense housing that could qualify as artful, plus too many other transformative projects to list. If your idea of a great neighborhood is one that quickly evolves to meet demands of the growing city around it—while retaining diversity and relatively attainable housing stock—then Summerhill is that place.
MOZLEY PARK (3)
Round 1: Bested Edgewood (54 percent; 328 votes)
Elite Eight: Conquered Inman Park (59 percent; 460 votes)
Final Four: Showed Kirkwood the door (59 percent; 1803 votes)
Call No. 3-seed Mozley Park what you will: Cinderella, dark horse, underdog, darling, or the dang Mighty Mouse of the Best Atlanta Neighborhood tournament. This much is clear: A small, tight-knit neighborhood that's clearly been motivated since the tourney's nominations phase can make big things happen. Located about three miles west of The Benz, Mozley made waves this year by starting construction on the Westside's first off-leash dog park, while its eclectic housing stock saw styles (and prices) previously unimaginable. Mozley Park counts several entrances to the BeltLine's Westside Trail, but unlike its competitor here, it's not exactly a destination. Unless, according to neighbors, you plan to live there.
NOTE: VOTING HAS CLOSED. VIRTUAL TROPHY CEREMONY FORTHCOMING TODAY. HATS OFF TO SUMMERHILL. AND BIG CONGRATS, ONCE AGAIN, TO MOZLEY PARK AND THE UNREAL SUPPORT YOU PULLED TOGETHER! HAPPY NEW YEAR!