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

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
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
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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