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Ten Most Beautiful U.S. Neighborhoods, Including One in Denver

As you know, we love Denver and regularly celebrate the neighborhoods that make up the city.

Now, however, one of those neighborhoods has been singled out as among the ten most beautiful neighborhoods in the country.

Thrillist is the site behind the latest rankings.

Below, find the photo-illustrated top ten, supplemented by excerpts from Thrillist text.

Count them down below — and to see the original post, with much more information, click here.

Number 1: Beacon Hill in Boston, Massachusetts

Between the red brick sidewalks, the classic Georgian architecture, and the gaslights casting their amber glow down the narrow streets, this gorgeous colonial 'hood stands out from the rest of Beantown like a... well, like the most beautiful neighborhood in America. The row houses on Beacon Street overlook the fields of Boston Common (the oldest park in the country), and the whole neighborhood is equally beautiful in winter and summer....

Number 2: Central Park West Historic District in New York City, New York

New York's Upper West Side isn't a bastion of all that's cool in the Big Apple, but when you've got the kind of money to own real estate here, well, you don't have to care what other people find "cool." Old money is its own kinda cool....

Number 3: Bungalow Heaven in Pasadena, California

In case the name wasn't a dead giveaway, this 16-block Pasadena neighborhood contains approximately 800 bungalows and exemplifies the early 20th century's Arts & Crafts architectural movement....

Number 4: College Hill in Providence, Rhode Island

The College Hill section of Providence is a living timeline of architectural motifs: from the 18th century Georgian-style Old State House, to the 19th century Greek Revival Providence Athenaeum library, to the modern, boxy design of Brown University's Granoff Center for Creative Arts.

It sounds like a lot, because it is.

But that's a good thing....

Number 5: Garden District in New Orleans, Louisiana

NOLA's Garden District gets its name from the original design of the neighborhood, with each of its blocks holding only a few houses to allow for large gardens to surround each home...

Number 6: Sea Cliff in San Francisco, California

You might've expected to see the Painted Ladies of Haight-Ashbury here, but beyond those multicolored Victorian houses, there isn't a whole lot of "beauty" to be had in the Haight — unless you find head shops, hippies, and tourists particularly beautiful. If that's the case, well, stop reading this list and get your eyes checked and your head examined....

Number 7: Hyde Park in Chicago, Illinois

The Hyde Park area served as a setting for the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition, and following the event's staggering success, this formerly quaint neighborhood became a prized locale for development....

Number 8: Savannah Historic District in Savannah, Georgia

As the oldest city in Georgia, it's only fitting that Savannah contains one of the largest historic districts in the nation, spanning from Gwinnett Street to the Savannah River. This landmark 'hood was designed around a grid of 22 individual park squares and has half of Forsyth Park falling within its boundaries, making live oaks decked with Spanish Moss an integral part of the area's allure....

Number 9: Victorian Village in Columbus, Ohio

With their eclectic mix of architectural styles, ranging from Second Empire and Italianate to Gothic Revival and Queen Anne, the houses that line Victorian Village's streets are anything but cookie-cutter....

Number 10: Capitol Hill in Denver, Colorado

Following the construction of the State Capitol Building in the 1870s, many of Denver's wealthiest citizens decided to set up an opulent enclave of mansions in the surrounding neighborhood, building their own "Millionaire's Row". Many of these towering homes were demolished during the Great Depression, but houses like the Fleming-Hanington House and Alfred Butters House still remain....

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