Congratulations to all of the winners in the “Why I Love My Neighborhood” photo contest! More than 3,400 photos were submitted from all across the country and showed off an impressive range of skills – funny, heartwarming, technically polished and totally creative.

Grand Prize Winners

Here are the top five Grand Prize winners, each of whom will be awarded $500:

Aslan Askarov, 929 HouseCambridge, MA
Rain, rain, go away, come some other day...
David Park, BeatriceNew York City
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Nandi Alexander, 71 BroadwayNew York City
Financial District_Manhattan_71 Broadway_swollen_heart_stonestreet 2
Ivonne Morales, Archstone Connecticut HeightsWashington, D.C.
Van Ness_ Downtown DC _ ASN Conn Heights_ivonnejmb_coffee at politics & prose 2
Brian Guerrero, Victor on VeniceLos Angeles


Voter’s Choice Winners

Here are the three Voter’s Choice winners, each of whom will be awarded $250:

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Bun Ly
Woodland Park
East Palo Alto, CA
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Siva Chava
Archstone Hacienda
Pleasanton, CA
4,432 Votes [/column]

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Jeshu Jayanthe
Archstone Cupertino
Cupertino, CA
4,331 Votes [/column]

Ready for more?

Click links below to see short videos of some of our favorite photos from the cities we received the most submissions. We’ve sorted the photos by city and arranged them in special slide shows to give you a better idea of the talent that’s living in our Equity Residential communities. Again, thanks to everyone who took the time to let us know why they love their neighborhoods!

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San Francisco Photos

New York Photos

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Boston Photos

Washington, DC Photos

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Seattle Photos

Los Angeles Photos