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List Rules Cities that are well-loved and are not obvious tourist destinations or big cities

When you think of the coolest American cities, you probably imagine places like Los Angeles and New York. But there is so much more to this great nation than those giant hubs of travel and culture. In fact, some of the USA's most underrated cities have just as much to offer, without the hassle of millions of people and tons of traffic. For travelers who want to experience some of the best towns America has to offer, there's no better place than these oft-neglected gems. 

The more up and coming cities in the US may get overlooked at first, but dive deeper and you'll see that they are definitely worth your time. So which are the most underrated cities in America? Baltimore, Maryland, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and Houston, Texas are a few that deserve some love. They may not be quite as big as LA or NYC, but they've got just as much architectural beauty, awesome nightlife, and interesting people as any major metropolitan area.

From Portland, Oregon in the west to Providence, Rhode Island in the east, make sure to put these great, underrated cities on your must-visit list.
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Minneapolis is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Minneapolis Minnesota

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+ - 527 378
Pittsburgh is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Pittsburgh Pennsylvania

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+ - 456 318
Charleston is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Charleston South Carolina

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+ - 465 333
Savannah is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Savannah Georgia

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+ - 583 453
Portland is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Portland Oregon

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+ - 385 278
Asheville is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Asheville North Carolina

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+ - 510 390
Seattle is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Seattle Washington

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+ - 590 465
Kansas City is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Kansas City Missouri

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+ - 366 274
Nashville is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Nashville Tennessee

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+ - 354 317
Boulder is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Boulder Colorado

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+ - 241 201
Milwaukee is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Milwaukee Wisconsin, USA

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+ - 147 114
Cincinnati, Ohio is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Cincinnati, Ohio

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+ - 181 153
Saint Paul, MN is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Saint Paul, MN

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+ - 314 299
Salt Lake City is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities

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+ - 267 253
Chattanooga is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Chattanooga Tennessee

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San Antonio is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
San Antonio Texas

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+ - 278 282
Colorado Springs is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Colorado Springs Colorado

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+ - 230 234
Boise is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Boise Idaho

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+ - 132 119
Buffalo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Buffalo New York, USA

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+ - 268 281
Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Philadelphia Pennsylvania

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+ - 277 295
Washington, D.C. is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Washington, D.C. Contiguous United States, USA

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+ - 110 97
Flagstaff is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Flagstaff Arizona, USA

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+ - 182 183
St. Augustine is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
St. Augustine Florida - Nations oldest city located on NE fla coast Beautiful downtown historic district and beaches.  

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+ - 166 166
Grand Rapids is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Grand Rapids Michigan, USA - Michigan

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+ - 239 255
Louisville is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Louisville Kentucky

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+ - 51 31
Denver is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Denver Colorado, USA

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+ - 71 56
Spokane is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Spokane Washington, USA - Washington

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+ - 277 312
Baltimore is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Baltimore Maryland

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+ - 202 220
Providence is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Providence Rhode Island

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+ - 164 175
St. Louis is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
St. Louis Missouri, USA

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+ - 77 68
Indianapolis is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Indianapolis Indiana, USA

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+ - 194 219
Richmond is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Richmond Birginia

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+ - 95 98
Tampa is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Tampa Florida, USA

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+ - 36 22
Madison is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Madison Wisconsin, USA

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+ - 77 75
Ann Arbor is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Ann Arbor Michigan, USA

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+ - 109 117
Tucson is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Tucson Arizona, Area code 520 - Arizona

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+ - 62 61
Albuquerque is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Albuquerque New Mexico, USA

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+ - 137 162
Omaha is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Omaha, NE Nebraska, USA

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+ - 225 283
Cleveland is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Cleveland Ohio

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+ - 109 133
Lexington is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Lexington Kentucky, USA

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+ - 52 57
Rochester is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Rochester New York, USA

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+ - 144 185
Santa Cruz is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Santa Cruz, CA California, USA

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+ - 56 63
Fort Worth is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Fort Worth Texas, USA

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+ - 48 52
Annapolis is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Annapolis Maryland, USA

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+ - 115 146
Duluth is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Duluth Minnesota, USA

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+ - 40 44
Missoula is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Missoula Montana, USA

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+ - 47 55
Rapid City is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Rapid City South Dakota

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+ - 154 217
Sacramento is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Sacramento California

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+ - 34 42
Greenville is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Greenville South Carolina, USA

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+ - 140 197
Long Beach is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Long Beach California