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!
[Rush Hour, Chatham by Brian Morris, MOTT/flickr; Commercial Street in August, Provincetown, by Tim Grafft, MOTT/flickr]
Today, it's an all-Cape showdown for the Curbed Cup 2014 final heat of round one with Chatham facing off against Provincetown. So far, two-time defending champ Wellfleet, neighboring Truro and Nantucket will be heading into round two.
Just like 2013, the town of Chatham is still home to two of the Cape's most expensive listings. Although the "Chatham Jewel" has yet to sell, some pricey bulldozer bait did change hands this year. Meanwhile, the one and only Provincetown, home of Cape Cod's best dog park, retained its artsy cred (hello, listing with a Eugene O'Neill connection) and gave us plenty of listings to swoon over, squeeze into, and swoon some more. 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.