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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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536 387
Pittsburgh is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Pittsburgh Pennsylvania

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461 324
Charleston is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
thecarguy added Charleston South Carolina

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470 337
Savannah is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
KirkSaw added Savannah Georgia

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517 392
Seattle is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
wharin added Seattle Washington

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588 459
Portland is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Portland Oregon

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388 283
Asheville is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
JimJenkins added Asheville North Carolina

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592 471
Kansas City is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Kansas City Missouri

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372 281
Nashville is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
JimJenkins added Nashville Tennessee

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359 320
Boulder is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Ron Mexico added Boulder Colorado

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244 208
Milwaukee is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
chiguy72 added Milwaukee Wisconsin, USA

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153 119
Cincinnati, Ohio is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
chaseakins1 added Cincinnati, Ohio

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320 304
Salt Lake City is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
noaler1 added Salt Lake City Utah

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184 158
Saint Paul, MN is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
BHump added Saint Paul, MN

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269 259
Chattanooga is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
smellsrank added Chattanooga Tennessee

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288 286
San Antonio is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Goose added San Antonio Texas

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280 288
Colorado Springs is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
patrocksteezy added Colorado Springs Colorado

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136 123
Buffalo is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
JakeRumschik added Buffalo New York, USA

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233 238
Boise is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
spudster added Boise Idaho

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283 299
Washington, D.C. is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
scootie added Washington, D.C. Contiguous United States, USA

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272 289
Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Ron Mexico added Philadelphia Pennsylvania

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244 259
Louisville is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Louisville Kentucky

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183 186
St. Augustine is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
woodygator added St. Augustine Florida - Nations oldest city located on NE fla coast Beautiful downtown historic district and beaches.  

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112 101
Flagstaff is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
bitethelime13 added Flagstaff Arizona, USA

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56 34
Denver is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Tom Derr added Denver Colorado, USA

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167 171
Grand Rapids is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
beernbugs added Grand Rapids Michigan, USA - Michigan

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206 222
Providence is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Providence Rhode Island

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279 316
Baltimore is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Baltimore Maryland

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82 72
Indianapolis is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
noviracer added Indianapolis Indiana, USA

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72 61
Spokane is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
RobLein added Spokane Washington, USA - Washington

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166 180
St. Louis is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
MarySSpiegel added St. Louis Missouri, USA

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195 223
Richmond is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
wharin added Richmond Birginia

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99 102
Tampa is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
JacobMarkman added Tampa Florida, USA

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80 79
Ann Arbor is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
mark-arnold added Ann Arbor Michigan, USA

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110 120
Tucson is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
skypir876 added Tucson Arizona, Area code 520 - Arizona

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37 26
Madison is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Tom Derr added Madison Wisconsin, USA

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228 287
Cleveland is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
KirkSaw added Cleveland Ohio

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137 166
Omaha is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
mrpeanutfree added Omaha, NE Nebraska, USA

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62 65
Albuquerque is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
eli-henley added Albuquerque New Mexico, USA

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56 59
Rochester is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
simplyenigmatic added Rochester New York, USA

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109 136
Lexington is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
MobyWaller added Lexington Kentucky, USA

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144 188
Santa Cruz is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
natebrown83 added Santa Cruz, CA California, USA

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49 55
Annapolis is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
caroline-currey added Annapolis Maryland, USA

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115 149
Duluth is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
DennisDonat added Duluth Minnesota, USA

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57 67
Fort Worth is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
RobLein added Fort Worth Texas, USA

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48 57
Rapid City is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
RobLein added Rapid City South Dakota

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40 47
Missoula is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
AwesomeEmpire9 added Missoula Montana, USA

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141 199
Long Beach is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
jdlt added Long Beach California

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154 219
Sacramento is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Sacramento California

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164 235
Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
shaygowrish added Phoenix Arizona