Curbed is an American real estate and urban design blog network founded by Lockhart Steele.[2][3] As of 2019, there are area-specific editions for Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, New York City, and San Francisco,[4] as well as formerly for Seattle, Washington, D.C, Philadelphia, New Orleans, the Hamptons and Miami.[5][6] There is also a national site, founded in 2010, that Steele once described as "Architectural Digest after a three-martini lunch.” The site hosts an annual contest, the Curbed Cup, to pick the best neighborhood in each city.[7] Nice Try!, a Curbed podcast about utopias, was produced in 2019.

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Type of site
News website
Available inEnglish
OwnerVox Media
Alexa rankNegative increase 4,972 (September 2018)[1]
Launched2006; 14 years ago (2006)
Current statusActive

On November 10, 2013, The New York Times reported that Vox Media had purchased the Curbed Network, which, apart from Curbed, also included dining website Eater and fashion website Racked.[8] The paper reported that the cash-and-stock deal was worth between $20 million and $30 million.[8]


  1. ^ " Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved September 1, 2018.
  2. ^ Mitchell, Dan (October 30, 2007). "Not All Is Gloomy in Real Estate: A Blog Network Attracts Capital". The New York Times. Retrieved January 6, 2013.
  3. ^ Oppenheimer, Mark (March 19, 2010). "The Optimist's Blogger". The New York Times Magazine. Retrieved January 6, 2013.
  4. ^ "About Curbed". Curbed. Archived from the original on February 15, 2013. Retrieved January 6, 2013.
  5. ^ "We've closed up shop". Retrieved November 1, 2019.
  6. ^ "Curbed Miami's Greatest Hits". Retrieved November 1, 2019.
  7. ^ Wilkey, Robin (January 4, 2013). "San Francisco Best Neighborhood Of 2012: Lower Haight Takes The Curbed Cup". HuffPost. Retrieved January 6, 2013.
  8. ^ a b Kaufman, Leslie (November 10, 2013). "Vox Media Buying Network of Sites". The New York Times. Retrieved November 10, 2013.

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