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Curbed Cup Final Four: Wynwood (1) vs. Downtown (5)

Our Final Four runs Tuesday and Wednesday

The Curbed Cup, our annual award for Miami’s neighborhood of the year, features 16 neighborhoods vying for the prestigious (fake) trophy. Polls for each matchup are open for 24 hours. The Final Four begins now!

Our final week of the 2017 Curbed Cup begins today with No. 1 Wynwood and No. 5 Downtown. Tomorrow, we have another blockbuster matchup as Brickell takes on South Beach.

(1) Wynwood

Our defending champion (also encompassing Midtown) slipped past Edgewater by a 16-point margin in the previous round.

Wynwood’s retail/restaurant scene is exploding of late with projects like Wynwood Walk under construction and a new Asian food hall opening recently. The colorful neighborhood’s art scene still remains among Miami’s elite despite many Art Week events moving to different parts of the city this year.

(5) Downtown

The downtown area is popping to say the least and blew past Sunset Harbour in the Elite Eight.

Art Miami moved to the old Miami Herald site, city streets are being considered for a Formula One race, the Miami Police Department is looking at a new state-of-the-art headquarters, Zaha Hadid’s One Thousand Museum is rocketing up as the bustling apartment/condo seen continues to push westward, and the Frost Museum of Science finally opened its doors.

As for the health of downtown’s condo market, a 2017 report by EWM’s The Siddons Group shows multiple years of inventory and a strong buyer’s market.