We're down to the Final Four in the fifth-annual Curbed Cup to decide the Hub's best neighborhood of the year. Facing off now are two early favorites that have yet to disappoint: Fort Point and Assembly Row. Polls open 24 hours. Go.
Somerville's Assembly Row neighborhood-in-the-making started the year as one area to definitely watch and it did not disappoint. There were details by May about the addition to Assembly Row of 447 luxury apartments and 117 luxury condos (luxury!) as well as a 115-room boutique hotel and tens of thousands of square feet of retail. And! In September, the new 100,000-square-foot complex at 450 Artisan Way was certified as Somerville's first-ever LEED Gold office building. Not bad for a mini-neighborhood that pretty much didn't exist five years ago.
Boston's Fort Point toddled that much further into its own in 2015 through the debut of such developments as 319 A Street, the 48-unit condo conversion of an office building, and the Envoy, a 136-key boutique hotel that USA Today recently named the best new inn in the United States. Now, Fort Point still feels to us like a micro-neighborhood within the Seaport District, a ways from distinct. But many of you apparently feel adamantly that Fort Point is well on its way. It has micro-apartments, after all.
· Assembly Row Spot Somerville's Greenest Office Building Ever [Curbed Boston]
· The 10 Hub Real Estate Developments to Watch in 2015 [Curbed Boston]
· More Apts., Condos and a Hotel for Somerville's Assembly Row [Curbed Boston]
· The Starting Price for Condos at Fort Point's 319 A Street [Curbed Boston]
· The Seaport District's Envoy Is the Latest Boston Hotel to Drop [Curbed Boston]
· Five Newer Greater Boston Buildings with Micro-Apartments [Curbed Boston]
· Our Curbed Cup 2015 archive [Curbed Boston]