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Curbed Cup 2017 1st round: (7) East English Village vs. (10) Southwest

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Photo by Michelle & Chris Gerard

The Curbed Cup is our annual award for the neighborhood of the year. We’re starting with 16 neighborhoods (with some close ones combined), and we’ll vote over the next few weeks until we’re down to one. Polls are open for 24 hours. Let the voting commence!

East English Village

Last year, East English Village came out of nowhere to rally and win the Curbed Cup. They even made their own trophy! It’s a tight-knit east side neighborhood with a strong neighborhood association. Here’s a testimonial from a resident:

“My husband and I have lived in this great EEV community for 25 years. Besides touting the strong turnout at our monthly meetings (100+), newsletter hand-delivered monthly to each home and business, our own EEV app & website, strong partnership with the officers at the 5th Precinct, annual events such as our Garage Sale, Home & Garden Tour, Angels Night(s) Ride-Along & Pot Luck Dinner, Landscaping, Halloween & Christmas Decorating Contests and Annual Holiday Party, Garden Club, Lost Pets, Volunteer Security Patrol, Private Security & Snow Removal Services – "There’s more to a great neighborhood than shops and restaurants . . . although, admittedly, that would be a bonus to our EEV community. But here in EEV, we are a beautiful neighborhood that always comes together ~ puts quality of life at the top of the priorities ~ AND where everyone knows your name! We’re definitely the "CHEERS" of all Detroit communities! One thing for certain, EEV residents do love our little corner of the "D"!”


Southwest Detroit during Open Streets
Photo by Michelle & Chris Gerard

Southwest Detroit is one of the larger areas on our bracket this year, comprised of many smaller neighborhoods that generally consider themselves part of Southwest (check out this article from The Neighborhoods). Here, you’ll find a diverse community with many families, parks, and businesses. You’ll find an array of large Victorian homes, duplexes, row houses, and multi-family homes throughout the neighborhoods, along with many smaller single-family homes. Houses in Hubbard Farms especially have been selling for a lot this year. We expect more development announcements in the coming years and parts of Southwest (especially Delray) will be impacted by the oncoming Gordie Howe Bridge.