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Curbed Cup Round 1, Heat 1: Wellfleet vs. Chilmark

The third annual Curbed Cup kicks off over the bridge this week. Eight enclaves are vying for the very prestigious faux trophy and bragging rights as the Cape and Islands' Best Neighborhood of the Year. We're including towns and villages in our Cape & Islands definition of a neighborhood, rounding up, if you will. That said, we'll have one match-up per day, with polls staying open for 24 hours. Let the eliminations commence!

[Marconi Beach, Wellfleet, by William DeSousa-Mauk, MOTT/flickr; Chilmark Beach via MOTT/flickr ]

Curbed Cup 2014 voting begins with a Cape Cod vs. Martha's Vineyard showdown in which two-time defending champ Wellfleet will go up against Chilmark. The Seacoast of Bohemia remained artsy, woodsy and eco-friendly, a new most expensive listing hit the market this year with jaw-dropping views to match its $5,600,000 price tag. Will Wellfleet ever be the same? Meanwhile, Chilmark's most angular abode sold for millions, a key to the beach asked hundreds of thousands and the town, nosy neighbors and all, was again chosen for the First Family's summer vacation. So Curbed readers, which town should advance? Submit your vote for the locale you think deserves to move on to the next round, toward 'hood of the year bragging rights and the faux trophy.

Poll results