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Curbed Cup 1st Round: (7) Charlestown vs. (11) Beacon Hill

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We're down to our last couple of match-ups in the fourth annual Curbed Boston Cup. Help us pick the Neighborhood of the Year! Polls open for 24 hours. Go.


Charlestown has hosted some brisk home sales this year as well as some quirky developments. Who could forget the new project at 19-27 Caldwell Street and its NeWell concept, which warns that "your home is killing you"? Or the pivot of 45 First Avenue (rendered) from rentals to condos, likely the tip of the iceberg for so many apartment complexes region-wide? Finally, there was Gatehouse 75, where the key word is "trendy."
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Old, reliable Beacon Hill had another augustly grand year. There were mega-deals, such as the closing for the long-, long-listed Benjamin Mansion. And there were mega-listings, including ones for parking spaces costing almost as much as studios. Heck, Beacon Hill even showed off some of the coolest bathrooms in the greater Northeast. As was also the case, the neighborhood saw little to no new development. You don't meddle with history (or with onerous redevelopment rules).

Poll results

· 'Your Home Is Killing You'—Let This Boston Development Help [Curbed Boston]
· Tip of the Iceberg? Charlestown Rental Project Mulls Condos [Curbed Boston]
· Charlestown's Parris Landing Is Boston's Best-Selling Condo [Curbed Boston]
· Where to Rent in Greater Boston Right This Second [Curbed Boston]
· And the Final Sales Price of the Benjamin Mansion Is... [Curbed Boston]
· Turn Your Every Shower Into a Nightclub w/ This Boston Condo [Curbed Boston]
· Boston's Priciest New TH Listing Comes w/ Six-Figure Parking [Curbed Boston]
· Curtain Drops on 124 Chestnut Renovation [Curbed Boston]
· Our Curbed Boston Cup 2014 archive [Curbed Boston]

Benjamin Mansion

74 Beacon Street, Boston, MA