We're down to the Final Four of the first-ever Curbed Boston Cup competition to decide the year's top Hub neighborhood. Now up: It's Cambridge, which stopped East Boston's Cinderella run cold late last week and, before that, bested Brookline, against heavy favorite the North End, which made quick work of the West End and Jamaica Plain. Go!
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.
Cambridge will see some major development in the coming year. In Kendall Square, M.I.T. plans to add at least 1.1 million square feet of space, including for dozens of new apartments. Nearby, private developers are already building 1.7 million square feet, 220 apartments included. Now, if the Cantabrigians can just agree on basement apartments and curb cuts...
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