'Tis time again to vote in the second round of the Curbed Boston Cup, our (first) annual award for the Hub's neighborhood of the year! Last week's first-round voting saw our 16 seeds whittled to eight, with at least one major upset (No. 15 East Boston edging out No. 2 Back Bay in lightning-round voting). This outing, it's No. 3 North End vs. No. 6 Jamaica Plain. Bring it.
The North End has some of the Hub's most beautiful housing (Paul Revere's! The house just a bit younger than Paul Revere's!) and some of its most expensive, too—just last month the fifth priciest condo deal in Boston closed there: $2,020,000 for a condo on Battery Wharf.
Jamaica Plain has a not inconsequential amount of condo development under way right now. The neighborhood also as of October has a Whole Foods (and maybe soon a Walmart).
· Our Curbed Awards archive [Curbed Boston]