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!
Yesterday, we kicked off Curbed Cup 2014 voting with a Cape Cod-Martha's Vineyard battle in which two-time defending champ Wellfleet took top slot over Chilmark. Today's heat is an all Barnstable showdown, the Outer Cape vs. the Mid-Cape. While some wicked pricey pads, on the water and landlocked, listed this year in Truro, none can compare to the market debut of the adorable Days Cottages. Fun fact: the 22 beachfront icons, also known as the Flower Cottages, spent over eight decades as summer rentals and are no doubt "the most painted and photographed cottage colony on the Outer Cape." Meanwhile, Hyannis held its own as the unofficial capital of the Cape, transportation hub (hello, CapeFlyer and JetBlue!) and bargain hunter's paradise. So Curbed readers, which town should advance? Submit your click for the locale you think deserves to move on to the next round, toward 'hood of the year bragging rights and the faux trophy.