Coconut Grove continued to carry clout, casting aside No. 2-seed Downtown Miami rather easily in the semifinal. As Miami’s oldest continuously inhabited neighborhood, it features a clientele of various ages, from students at the U invading their bars on Thursday nights – looking at you, Mr. Moe’s – to their plethora of art shows throughout the year attracting all sorts of folks from across South Florida. Monty’s remains one of the better spots to take visiting friends from out of town. High-end condos continue to sprout. Cinépolis in CocoWalk is unquestionably one of the better movie theaters in Miami, with their reserved seating and addition of beer and wine. The Grove also offers extravagant homes built with character, like Mediterranean mammoth La Brisa, which hit the market at a whopping $47.5 million.
Congratulations to Coconut Grove for winning our annual contest for neighborhood of the year, as voted on by Curbed readers. One of sixteen neighborhoods in 2015’s bracket, the Grove slid past Sunset Harbour by a 303-249 vote in the final after defeating two giants in the first rounds in No. 1 seed Brickell and No. 4 seed South Beach.
The Grove joins MiMo District (2014), Sunset Harbour (2013) and Midtown (2012) as Curbed Cup Miami champions. Thank you to all who voted. The 2016 Curbed Cup will return next December as Coconut Grove looks to defend its first title.