We're down to the final four in the Curbed Cup, our annual award to the Washington, D.C. neighborhood of the year. There will be one matchup today and tomorrow, with the polls left open for 24 hours. The final showdown for the prestigious fake trophy will begin Wednesday. Let the eliminations continue!
It's down to the final four: Bloomingdale, Petworth, Brookland, and Navy Yard. It's up to you to decide which one was the best this past year. What makes each one better than the other? That's for you to decide. You will only have 24 hours to vote, so be sure to enter your decision into the below poll as soon as possible. Below, you will be able to see the original blurbs written about each neighborhood:
Competing against [Petworth] for the Curbed Cup is Bloomingdale, a Northwest neighborhood known for its walkability and dozens of restaurant, bar, and retail options. One Curbed reader who nominated the neighborhood described Bloomingdale as "the place where almost everyone knows your name." According to UrbanTurf, the neighborhood was once crime-ridden, but has risen with tree-lined streets, hipsters, and Victorian row houses. Some of the most notable developments in the area include the McMillan Sand Filtration Site and Crispus Attucks Park, a community-managed and -owned greenspace. Some of the most well-known former residents include Founder of the American Federation of Labor (eventually became the AFL-CIO) Samuel Gompers and Broadway singer and dancer Chita Rivera. Eater has all the deets on the best of the best restaurants in the area.
Petworth is known for its diverse population, hip hangout spots, and primarily residential setting. It is noted by DataLensDC as one of the most home flipped neighborhoods in the city. National real estate brokerage Redfin listed the neighborhood as one of the most competitive neighborhoods for homebuyers in 2014. When the list was published in December 2014, Redfin reported that the median sale price in the neighborhood was $571,500, and since then the median sale price has dropped to $518,000, according to data calculated in the last 90 days. One Curbed reader who nominated Petworth for the Curbed Cup, said, "This past year has seen dynamic, community-focused business growth along the Upshur Street Corridor and Georgia Avenue ... Petworth has become a destination even for President Obama, who patronized Upshur Street Books this year on Small Business Saturday." For suggestions on where to eat in the neighborhood, be sure to consult Curbed's sister site, Eater DC.
The below poll will close at 4:30 p.m. EST on Tuesday, December 29.