Photos: Top five Denver neighborhoods according to Movoto, About.com

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Earlier this week, we shared Mapquest's picks for the top ten Denver neighborhoods, and quite a few of our readers disagreed with the company's picks. So we looked around for other choices and found a couple of notable ones -- top-five Denver neighborhood lists put together by real-estate blog Movoto and About.com. The rankings aren't identical -- only one neighborhood shows up in the same place on both rosters, and some appear on one but not the other. Look below to see the juxtaposition of the lists, complete with photos and text from the original posts.

Number 5 according to Movoto: Uptown

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The Uptown neighborhood is also known as North Capitol Hill is a going through a gentrification and revitalization right now. It is recognized as a one of the most walkable neighborhoods in Denver, just after the downtown Central Business District. "Sunset Magazine" recognized Uptown as one of the city's hippest neighborhoods, citing new restaurants, cool shops, and an overall progressive vibe. New development in the area includes mixed-use condos and apartments, which offer a variety of sizes and layouts to fit a variety of residents. Two popular restaurants spots are WaterCourse Foods and Steuben's Food Service. City Park, the biggest park in Denver, is located in this neighborhood and is home to the Denver Zoo and the Museum of Nature and Science as well as miles of path for running and walking.
Number 5 according to About.com: Governor's Park
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Governor's Park straddles the area between Capitol Hill and Washington Park. Sixth Ave. offers an international selection of restaurants from Little India to Benny's Mexican restaurant. The neighborhood is named after the Governor's Mansion, and contains a mix of apartment homes and single-family living. Governor's Park offers a slightly more affordable alternative to Washington Park.
Continue to keep counting down the top five Denver neighborhoods according to Movoto and About.com.


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thunder6
thunder6

Top five yuppie, bourgeois neighborhoods. It is typical white flight. WASPS and the petit bourgeois move to the burbs to get away from the dark menace of ethnic minorities, housing values plummet due to redlining and predatory lending practices, brown folks leverage themselves to move to the burbs to have a better life, the bourgeoisie buy up urban properties, banks start lending and the rest of the poor and truly disenfranchised move to the burbs while the petit bourgeois move back in and the bourgeoisie "revitalize" these urban neighborhoods. Give me a f-ing break.

Naomi Wolinsky
Naomi Wolinsky

thank god my neighborhood didn't make it to the list!! don't need anyone else moving in over here on my side of town. (:

jaypeezo
jaypeezo

earth to the people of denver, there arent any shitty neighborhoods here.  just because there are a few people with skin that is darker than your fragile snow white complexion, doesnt mean its unsafe.  go to philly, baltimore, or dc sometime and see what a bad neighborhood really is.  where it looks like a war zone and the murder rates are off the charts. 

Billy Patterson
Billy Patterson

The top 5 Denver neighborhoods aren't even in Denver. I think they need one for Top 5 Denver Metro Neighborhoods.

ctewell1
ctewell1

the west side of i 25 is kinda wack i must say. My personal opinion but still.

Chris Gorenc
Chris Gorenc

This is hilarious. Yeah those are the best neighborhoods in Denver!! Stay out of the highlands, jefferson park, sloans lake and lohi Its really shitty over there. The last place anyone would want to live in Denver is on the west side of I-25..... ;)

Jeff Shaw
Jeff Shaw

Highlands didn't make the list? Nonsense.

davebarnes
davebarnes topcommenter

Uptown is not an official Denver neighborhood.
Nor is Governor's Park.

Lou Van Duerm
Lou Van Duerm

The only good neighborhoods are in the mountains!

Guest
Guest

Of course the best  would be the newly gentrified 'hoods.' 

Guest
Guest

Too bad the photo that Westword published with the Lincoln Park blurb is no where near Lincoln Park.  Having grown up in Denver, it is always amazing when outside sources start making up shit about the city.  Uptown has now morphed into including City Park?

mercy
mercy

@Guest Right? I saw the picture and then read how it has the Santa Fe district. That doesn't correlate at all. That photograph is a high-rise condo named 1 Lincoln Park, opposite side of town. 

I'm glad most of the people commenting about this nonsensical editorial can read it critically and think for themselves. The only people valuing this article is the transplants that want to move here or just recently have. 

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