Half the field has already been eliminated in the Curbed Cup, our annual award to the Washington, D.C. neighborhood of the year. This week we'll have two match-ups apiece on Monday and Tuesday—with the polls left open for 24 hours—and by Wednesday only four contenders will be left vying for the prestigious fake trophy. Let the eliminations continue!
Do you prefer Brookland to Glover Park? Or has Glover Park always appealed to you more than Brookland? This year's Curbed Cup asks you to decide which neighborhood grew the most this year. Along with Bloomingdale and Shaw, there is only 24 hours left to vote for whether or not Capitol Hill was better than Navy Yard this year or vice versa. Cast your votes as soon as possible! If interested in seeing which neighborhoods were deemed the eight best of the year, you can find the full bracket here. Below, you will be able to see the original blurbs written about each neighborhood:
In an article published in March of 2011, UrbanTurf described Glover (rhymes with "lover") Park as being the preppiest neighborhood in the city due to its proximity to Georgetown University and popularity among upper-class families. The neighborhood's popularity for families has grown with a 25 percent increase in the number of kids and teenagers who live in the area, according to Census data comparing 2000's numbers to 2010. One highlight of the neighborhood that attracts families is Glover Park Day, an annual festival held every June with live music, food from local restaurants, and kids' activities. In the neighborhood, there are also two Victory gardens available for residents to harvest crops. Every day, residents are also able to hear the sounding of colors synchronized to the nation's Master Clock due to how close the area is to the Naval Observatory. When it comes to restaurants and retail options, Glover Park's choices are mostly on Wisconsin Avenue NW. For any tips on where to eat in the area, be sure to consult Eater DC, Curbed's sister site.
The Northeast neighborhood, Brookland, has a few quirks that really help it stand out from other neighborhoods in Washington, D.C. For one, the neighborhood is home to the District's first shipping container homes. Another big draw to the area is the the $200 million Monroe Street Market project that opened its doors this past October. The mixed-use development features 720 residences, 83,000-square-feet of street-level retail, and 20,000-square-feet of amenity space spread out over three total buildings. With this development, a new community for artists was created with studios and a community arts center. One final detail worth noting is that the median price of listings has skyrocketed in the neighborhood since 2003. This past October, the neighborhood sold its first $1 million single-family home.
The below poll will close at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, December 23.