After voluminous voting during the past four weeks—the most ballots ever cast, in fact, in the Curbed Cup's five years—No. 2 seed Assembly Row has emerged victorious as the 2015 Greater Boston Neighborhood of the Year. The rapidly expanding residential-retail enclave in Somerville handily dispatched No. 8 seed Fenway in the finals over New Year's Eve, after besting Dudley Square, the Upper South End and Fort Point by similar margins earlier in the tourney.
Judging by the comments on Assembly Row throughout the Curbed Cup, we're fairly certain the neighborhood's ultimate triumph will not register regionally without controversy. Simply put: Some of you don't think it's really a neighborhood at all. Well, there's always next year to make your voices heard. The call for nominations for Curbed Cup 2016 is but 11 months away! Thanks for voting and for reading. Happy New Year.
· The 10 Hub Real Estate Developments to Watch in 2015 [Curbed Boston]
· Our Curbed Cup 2015 archive [Curbed Boston]