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America's Most Underrated Cities

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List Criteria: 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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    Kansas City is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities

    Kansas City Missouri

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    Pittsburgh is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities

    Pittsburgh Pennsylvania

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    Charleston is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities

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    Charleston South Carolina

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    Savannah is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities

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    Savannah Georgia

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    Minneapolis is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities

    Minneapolis Minnesota

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    Portland is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities

    Portland Oregon

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    Seattle is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities

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    Seattle Washington

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    Asheville is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities

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    Asheville North Carolina

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    Nashville is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities

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    Nashville Tennessee

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    Boulder is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities

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    Boulder Colorado

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    Milwaukee is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities

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    Milwaukee Wisconsin, USA

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    Buffalo is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities

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    Buffalo New York, USA

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

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    Saint Paul, MN

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    San Antonio is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities

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    San Antonio Texas

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    Salt Lake City is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities

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    Salt Lake City Utah

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    Tennessee

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    Cincinnati, Ohio is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities

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    Cincinnati, Ohio

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    Washington, D.C. is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities

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    Washington, D.C. Contiguous United States, USA

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    Idaho

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    Colorado Springs is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities

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    Colorado Springs Colorado

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    Louisville is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities

    Louisville Kentucky

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    Flagstaff is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities

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    Flagstaff Arizona, USA

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    Tampa is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities

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    Tampa Florida, USA

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    Baltimore is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities

    Baltimore Maryland

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    Birginia

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    St. Augustine is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities

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    St. Augustine Florida Nations oldest city located on NE fla coast Beautiful downtown historic district and beaches.  

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    Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities

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    Philadelphia Pennsylvania

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    Providence is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities

    Providence Rhode Island

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    Ann Arbor is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities

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    Ann Arbor Michigan, USA

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    Spokane is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities

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    Spokane Washington, USA Washington

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    Tucson is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities

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    Tucson Arizona, Area code 520 Arizona

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    Grand Rapids is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities

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    Grand Rapids Michigan, USA Michigan

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    Indianapolis is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities

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    Indianapolis Indiana, USA

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    Albuquerque is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities

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    Albuquerque New Mexico, USA

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    Rochester is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities

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    Rochester New York, USA

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    Omaha, NE is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities

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    Omaha, NE Nebraska, USA

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    St. Louis is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities

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    St. Louis Missouri, USA

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    Santa Cruz, CA is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities

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    Santa Cruz, CA California, USA

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    Duluth is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities

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    Duluth Minnesota, USA

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    Lexington is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities

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    Lexington Kentucky, USA

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    Maryland, USA

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    South Dakota, USA South Dakota

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    Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities

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    Phoenix Arizona

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    Rapid City is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities

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    Rapid City South Dakota

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    California

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    Cleveland is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities

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    Cleveland Ohio

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    Fort Worth is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities

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    Fort Worth Texas, USA

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    Ithaca is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities

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    Ithaca New York, USA

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    Fort Wayne is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities

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    Fort Wayne Indiana, USA

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    Pennsylvania, USA

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