It’s time—time to pick the Boston area’s neighborhood of the year!
Here’s how the annual Curbed Cup works: We present two matchups a day during the first round. Polls stay open 24 hours for each one. The biggest vote-getter in each matchup advances to the second round.
We start with 16, and we whittle it down to one.
Got it? Good. Go!
(1) Assembly Row
Somerville’s Assembly Row swept the past two Curbed Cups. Will it win again?
The Orange Line-serviced, ever-expanding enclave of apartments, condos, and shops (many shops) welcomed the 447-unit, 20-story Montaje apartment complex this year.
Per usual for Assembly Row, that development is on the pricier side (studios can run to well more than $2,000/month). Whatever its costs, though, the neighborhood and its housing continue to prove extraordinarily popular.
(16) Downtown Crossing
Has it happened yet? Is Boston’s Downtown Crossing a 24-7 neighborhood yet?
There is also the promise of the redevelopment of 395-403 Washington Street—a.k.a. the old Barnes & Noble site—which has been shuttered since 2006. If that’s not a vote of confidence in the neighborhood, we don’t know what is.
- The Curbed Cup neighborhood of the year is Assembly Row! [Curbed Boston]
- Assembly Row’s Montaje starts leasing: Studios start at $2,210/month [Curbed Boston]
- Somerville’s Assembly Row expanding to more than 1,000 residences, 100 stores [Curbed Boston]
- 8 transit-oriented projects in Boston to watch closely [Curbed Boston]
- Nearly half of Assembly Row's condos sold a year before opening [Curbed Boston]
- Assembly Square is Somerville’s most expensive neighborhood [Curbed Boston]
- Downtown Crossing’s 399 Washington Street to finally be filled in [Curbed Boston]
- Millennium Tower: The ultimate timeline for Boston's tallest residential building [Curbed Boston]
- Record prices prove Boston hotels certainly inn demand [Curbed Boston]
- 7 trends and milestones set to rock Boston-area real estate in 2018 [Curbed Boston]