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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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Pittsburgh is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Pittsburgh Pennsylvania

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534 382
Minneapolis is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Minneapolis Minnesota

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468 330
Charleston is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
thecarguy added Charleston South Carolina

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477 340
Savannah is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
KirkSaw added Savannah Georgia

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527 397
Seattle is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
wharin added Seattle Washington

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399 285
Asheville is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
JimJenkins added Asheville North Carolina

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600 463
Portland is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Portland Oregon

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598 475
Kansas City is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Kansas City Missouri

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375 285
Nashville is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
JimJenkins added Nashville Tennessee

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362 324
Boulder is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Ron Mexico added Boulder Colorado

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251 210
Milwaukee is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
chiguy72 added Milwaukee Wisconsin, USA

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161 122
Cincinnati, Ohio is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
chaseakins1 added Cincinnati, Ohio

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324 305
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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187 161
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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Chattanooga is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
smellsrank added Chattanooga Tennessee

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293 290
San Antonio is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Goose added San Antonio Texas

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

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Denver is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Tom Derr added Denver Colorado, USA

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140 125
Buffalo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
JakeRumschik added Buffalo New York, USA

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235 240
Boise is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
spudster added Boise Idaho

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

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Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Ron Mexico added Philadelphia Pennsylvania

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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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246 261
Louisville is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Louisville Kentucky

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113 103
Flagstaff is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
bitethelime13 added Flagstaff Arizona, USA

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88 73
Indianapolis is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
noviracer added Indianapolis Indiana, USA

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169 172
Grand Rapids is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
beernbugs added Grand Rapids Michigan, USA - Michigan

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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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170 181
St. Louis is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
MarySSpiegel added St. Louis Missouri, USA

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

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Spokane is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
RobLein added Spokane Washington, USA - Washington

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196 224
Richmond is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
wharin added Richmond Birginia

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

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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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39 27
Madison is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Tom Derr added Madison Wisconsin, USA

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111 122
Tucson is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
skypir876 added Tucson Arizona, Area code 520 - Arizona

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66 66
Albuquerque is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
eli-henley added Albuquerque New Mexico, USA

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232 288
Cleveland is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
KirkSaw added Cleveland Ohio

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139 167
Omaha is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
mrpeanutfree added Omaha, NE Nebraska, USA

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

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110 137
Lexington is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
MobyWaller added Lexington Kentucky, USA

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146 190
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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Duluth is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
DennisDonat added Duluth Minnesota, USA

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Annapolis is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
caroline-currey added Annapolis Maryland, USA

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58 70
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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49 58
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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Missoula is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
AwesomeEmpire9 added Missoula Montana, USA

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167 237
Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
shaygowrish added Phoenix Arizona

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141 202
Long Beach is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
jdlt added Long Beach California

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Sacramento is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Sacramento California