It's officially December, which can only mean one thing: It's time for the annual Curbed Cup! For the past seven years, Curbed readers have chosen Chicago's neighborhood of the year in an oft-heated tournament that celebrates local pride as much as it does civic developments.
Will 2017 see another underdog clawing its way to the top? There's only one way to find out: We want you to nominate the neighborhoods that could win this oh-so-prestigious honor.
Similar to a March Madness bracket, 16 neighborhoods will face off in this year's Curbed Cub tournament, but which should they be? Drop your nominations in the comments of this post or e-mail them to us.
And we don't just want neighborhood names; we want to know why this particular neighborhood matters right now. Is it home to a game-changing megaproject? Has its restaurant scene blown up? Is it home to one of the city's best shopping districts? Whatever it is, we want to know what happened in 2017 that sets your favorite neighborhood apart.
Here are the past winners:
2014: Logan Square
Which neighborhood will claim the year's ultimate honor? There’s only one way to find out—nominate a neighborhood you love, follow the Curbed Cup, and be sure to vote!