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Curbed Cup 2nd Round: South Beach (2) vs. Coral Gables (7)

Another Elite Eight matchup

The Curbed Cup, our annual award for Miami’s neighborhood of the year, features 16 neighborhoods vying for the prestigious (fake) trophy. Polls will be open for 24 hours so you can cast your vote as to which ones should advance.

(2) South Beach

Miami’s party capital is still searching for its first crown after beating Doral by a 60-point margin in the opening round.

This year brought another magnificent penthouse listing, a condo for sale owned by the late Zaha Hadid, several residential developments in the works, and the announcement of a couple of new market dining concepts in The Lincoln Eatery and Timeout Market. Meanwhile, South Beach’s defense against flooding continues as the city’s pump system gets fully integrated.

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(7) Coral Gables

Coral Gables featured the biggest single family home sale of the year at $43.7 million and easily edged Sunny Isles Beach in Round 1.

The city was also involved in a fight with FPL after Hurricane Irma and had some notable celebrity listings, including retired linebacker Jon Vilma’s $18.5 million manse and the home of Panthers lineman Julius Peppers, The Biltmore Hotel also underwent a renovation and multiple residential developments are under construction, including Merrick Manor.

Coral Gables also houses two of the nation’s finest athletic programs in basketball and football.