And then there were four. The 2015 Curbed Cup in South Florida is gearing up for a tremendous finish as our final four neighborhoods will clash for the crown of best neighborhood.
A little bit about each neighborhood's path:
Downtown Miami has unequivocally been our most dominating neighborhood so far, blowing through the first two rounds by a 204-to-60 vote margin. Goliath's opponent is the Cinderella story of this year's bracket, Sunset Harbor. Despite winning the whole thing two years ago, the little neighborhood along Purdy ave was a long-shot entering the opening round as a No. 14 seed after having an arduous year of being engulfed by roadside construction. That didn't stop halt it from edging MiMo District and Wynwood/Midtown in the first two rounds.
Coconut Grove is the stubborn veteran who won't go away easily after taking down top-seeded Brickell in the Elite Eight by a somewhat close 135-119 margin. South Beach survived the tightest matchup of the last round, slipping past Edgewater by a mere two votes. Both the Grove and SoBe are residential development hot spots with plenty to offer in quality entertainment and dining. Both have a history. Only one will advance.
Voting begins on Monday.