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Photos: Ten best neighborhoods in Denver according to MapQuest

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In 2011, MapQuest launched mqVibe, a site that attempted to rank the best neighborhoods in many U.S. cities, including Denver. The rankings combined user votes, "interactions" on the main MapQuest site and "external data" to arrive at its conclusions.

But the roster has changed since we shared the site's 2011 picks for the ten best Denver neighborhoods. Look below to see the current top ten, complete with photos, descriptions and info about what had filled each slot in two years ago. Check it all out below.

Number 10: University Hills

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University Hills Facebook page: "University Hills is located just north of Hampden Avenue between I-25 and Colorado Blvd. It is minutes from 2 Lightrail stations, the Highline Canal, Eisenhower Park, Shopping & of course the interstate. Live in and love U Hills, the best of Denver."

Number 10 in 2011: Stapleton

Number 9: Hampden South

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From Streetadvisor.com: "Hampden South is a newer extension of the Hampden neighborhood to the north. In the late 1800s, the area was a lucrative farm owned by Rufus Clark, better known as 'Potato Clark,' who made his fortune and his name there. The area really began to grow in the 1970s, when the Denver Technological Center was established here. Designed as an alternative to downtown for corporations and businesses large and small, the Tech Center continues to grow. The glass and concrete towers, office buildings and plazas, large parking lots, and retail strips that comprise the DTC are a heavy presence in the neighborhood, especially to the west and south."

Number 9 in 2011: Union Station

Continue to keep counting down the ten best neighborhoods in Denver according to MapQuest.



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68 comments
Kaleigh Murphy
Kaleigh Murphy

Mapquest probably took a few wrong turns and it means the neighborhoods next door to these

Jónatas Roze
Jónatas Roze

This is like AOL ranking top 10 high speed internet hotspots

Mark Franzen
Mark Franzen

Mapquest is still a thing, who knew. I remember the good ol days of getting more lost trying to follow there directions.

David Brown
David Brown

I heard they still use AltaVista at Westword HQ...

Marcelino Casias
Marcelino Casias

Mapquest's criteria: do white, upper middle class people live there? Check. Has the area been victimized by redlining, predatory lending and real estate developer payoffs leading to wholesale gentrification? Check.

magnetarco
magnetarco

No Wash Park, Denver Country Club, Polo Club, or differentiating between LoHi and Highlands. As far as up and coming Platt Park and RiNo. Just a poorly executed list.

Gregg Looker
Gregg Looker

Stapleton never, ever, had any intention of becoming an eastern extension of Park Hill.

Probono Eyecandy
Probono Eyecandy

Right? As a parent who wants some space in a house that isn't going to cost us $50k in repairs from aging, Stapleton is the only way to go. I don't understand $500k-$700k homes in Denver that look like the owners have been squatting in them for 50 years.

Veronica Voodoo
Veronica Voodoo

Ive lived every where.. Northside, westminster and Thornton. Northside is beautiful, old Westminster peaceful and where im at now Thornton is just plain crazy..

WashParker
WashParker

No Wash Park or South Pearl? Stupid. Your list is lame Roberts.

Tim Calahan
Tim Calahan

Actually, Windsor is a Denver neighborhood. The mailing addresses show "Denver" as the city.

Tim Calahan
Tim Calahan

Actually, Windsor does have a Denver mailing address.

Tim Calahan
Tim Calahan

Was surprised Washington Park wasn't number one.

Tim Calahan
Tim Calahan

Greater Capitol Hill, of course, is my favorite. However, i thought Washington Park would surely have been number one.

Elizabeth Lemont
Elizabeth Lemont

Baker is cool, but Wash Park area reigns supreme in my heart.

Vik Al
Vik Al

Lakewood or five points lol

Dean Wyant
Dean Wyant

Not mentioned, the Baker neighborhood. Great people, stores restaurants etc.

Joshua Pərəz
Joshua Pərəz

5 points! Naw... Cap hill, Congress Park or Wash park area

Macy Nedelka
Macy Nedelka

#2 city park girls Abby Spiwak Sophie Franczyk

Erica Vaughn
Erica Vaughn

Not that you could afford to live in any of these places. Pfftt

Jordan Hoeffner
Jordan Hoeffner

Neill Boyd this article is a good place to start for us :)

Nicole Mills
Nicole Mills

@ Gregg Looker Stapleton SUCKS! Stapleton wanted desperately to be apart of Park Hill but we Park Hillians said NO WAY!

Gerard_Portmanteau
Gerard_Portmanteau

@Nichelle LilSweetie McKinney AHEM (adjusts monocle). It's the Skyland subdivision of the City Park North neighborhood. 

 Sincerely, That Guy.

meanstreetsofsouthdenver
meanstreetsofsouthdenver

@Nichelle LilSweetie McKinney I didn't  think  "Park Hill" ever described the neighborhood WEST of Colorado, East of York, North of 23d, South of MLK. I thought all of Park Hill was always EAST of Colorado Blvd.

But I did think the neighborhood they are describing was called "City Park North", Skyland is new to me.

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