The 2018 Charlotte Neighborhood Bracket Round 2: Which of these 16 neighborhoods is Charlotte’s best?

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Cotswold has a lot. On the fitness end, there’s Flywheel, Y2 Yoga and 9Round. When it comes to dining, there The Improper Pig, Pizza Peel and Leroy Fox, to start. For shopping, they have Marshall’s, Harris Teeter AND Publix (soon, soon).

SouthPark has a lot more. There’s The Bar Method, AIR Aerial Fitness and VIBE5 on the fitness end. For dining, there’s Baku, YAFO and Reid’s Fine Foods (great patio), to name a few. For shopping, they have Whole Foods, The Container Store — and an entire, ginormous mall.

But which neighborhood is better?

According to C5 voters, it’s Cotswold. No. 20 Cotswold beat 13-seed SouthPark, 51 percent to 49 percent to advance to the second round of the 2018 Charlotte Neighborhood Bracket.

Now we’re down to the Sizzling Sixteen. One of these hot neighborhoods will be crowned the city’s best.

The bracket:

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The Cotswold vs. SouthPark matchup was SO CLOSE.

Another close matchup was Third Ward (home to Romare Bearden Park, Rhino Market Uptown and The Mint Museum) vs. Villa Heights (home to Free Range Brewing and Amelie’s French Bakery and Cafe). Third Ward pulled through with the win, 60-40.

Now it’s time for Round 2.

We have some really intriguing matchups here:

– Will the Millennial hype of Uptown hotspots like Ink ‘N Ivy and incoming Graham Street Pub in 11-seed Third Ward upset trendy 6-seed Montford/Madison Park/Park Road, with its swanky speakeasy, Dot Dot Dot; its karaoke nightlife with Jeff Bucket’s Shop and its salad worshipers at Chop’t?
– Who will emerge victorious in the Dilworth/LoSo rivalry?
– Can Cotswold handle South End for yet another upset?
– Is First Ward really cooler than Fourth Ward?

It’s time to find out with your votes.

The voting works the same way as Round 1: One vote per person per day, and you should vote in every matchup each day. We rated the neighborhoods on things like restaurant/bar scene, shopping, location, potential and general coolness, so keep those in mind when you’re voting. The polls close each day at 6 p.m. 

The finals are Monday, March 19. We’ll announce Charlotte’s best neighborhood Tuesday, March 20.

And remember: This is all just for fun.

Vote here or in the Google form below.

**Voting is now closed. Meet the winner of the 2018 Charlotte Neighborhood Bracket here. 

Photo: CharlotteFive Files

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