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Photos: Ten best neighborhoods in Denver according to MapQuest

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 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 From "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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