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Curbed Cup Final Four: (2) Brickell vs. (3) Wynwood/Midtown

Our second matchup of the Final Four

On the backend of our 2016 Miami Curbed Cup final four matchups is this fascinating battle between (2) Brickell and (3) Wynwood/Midtown.

Both are rapidly evolving and hot neighborhoods but only one can prevail.

Which area will advance to face (8) Surfside (sorry South Beach) in the championship round? Voting ends after 24 hours...

(2) Brickell

Brickell is fresh off a near-40 percent takedown of Coral Gables and remains one of the fastest growing areas in South Florida. 2016 has been a monstrous year for the ever-evolving area south of downtown Miami.

The $1 billion Brickell City Centre opened its retail doors recently after its hotel, East, Miamiopened to great reception earlier in the year. Condo towers continue to be proposed with inventory approaching staggering levels.

One reader, Stephanie, nominated Brickell because it’s “the most exciting place to live in South Florida.” It’s hard to argue against that.

(3) Wynwood/Midtown

Wynwood/Midtown blew through Aventura in the opening round and roughed up downtown Miami in the second round.

Whether it’s Miami Art Week, excellent dining options, fun happy hours, or residential buildings sprouting in bunches—we’re on pace for Midtown 45 by 2020—the neighborhood is booming.

Development news this year included the completion of Wynwood Arcade (hello, Salty Donut), the rise of Hyde Midtown, Zak the Baker’s expansion, and nude Donald Trump statue drama.