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Curbed Cup Round 2: (4) South Beach vs. (5) Little Havana

Who will advance to the semifinals?

In our second matchup of the second round are two must-frequent neighborhoods for residents and tourists alike.

Voting for each pairing ends 24 hours after it begins.


(5) South Beach

South Beach topped Fort Lauderdale Beach fairly easily in the opening round. Making it one of the most unique neighborhoods in South Florida is its diversity across a multitude of categories.

West Avenue provides incredible contrast to Ocean Drive just as Lincoln Road opposes South of Fifth. Great restaurants saturate the area, both costly (Prime 112, Joe’s) and reasonable (Huahua's, Shake Shack), in addition to a wide array of activities, from clubbing to paddleboarding.

You won’t get much bang for your buck in housing but that’s the price residents pay for lifestyle and vicinity to the sand. The arrival of Faena District was among the island’s biggest highlights of 2016 -- and Zika.


(4) Little Havana

While the death of Fidel Castro was treated with mixed emotion globally, Little Havana residents swarmed Calle Ocho in celebration of the Cuban oppressor’s passing.

The neighborhood has so much character, starting with its restaurant scene, parks, and incredible ice cream shop Azucar. Hopefully the city of Miami decides to provide some much-needed upgrades to the area in the near future.

Ice ice baby #Azucar #icecream #calleocho #Miami #hot

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