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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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642 459
Pittsburgh is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Pittsburgh Pennsylvania

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530 376
Charleston is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
thecarguy added Charleston South Carolina

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518 380
Savannah is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
KirkSaw added Savannah Georgia

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666 516
Portland is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Portland Oregon

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442 321
Asheville is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
JimJenkins added Asheville North Carolina

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658 511
Kansas City is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Kansas City Missouri

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586 451
Seattle is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
wharin added Seattle Washington

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429 323
Nashville is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
JimJenkins added Nashville Tennessee

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206 153
Cincinnati, Ohio is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
chaseakins1 added Cincinnati, Ohio

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119 66
Denver is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Tom Derr added Denver Colorado, USA

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288 238
Milwaukee is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
chiguy72 added Milwaukee Wisconsin, USA

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401 359
Boulder is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Ron Mexico added Boulder Colorado

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369 331
Salt Lake City is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
noaler1 added Salt Lake City Utah

America's Coolest Cities

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218 181
Saint Paul, MN is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
BHump added Saint Paul, MN

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329 311
San Antonio is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Goose added San Antonio Texas

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300 280
Chattanooga is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
smellsrank added Chattanooga Tennessee

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123 91
Indianapolis is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
noviracer added Indianapolis Indiana, USA

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316 307
Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Ron Mexico added Philadelphia Pennsylvania

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308 310
Colorado Springs is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
patrocksteezy added Colorado Springs Colorado

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261 257
Boise is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
spudster added Boise Idaho

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165 150
Buffalo is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
JakeRumschik added Buffalo New York, USA

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316 324
Washington, D.C. is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
scootie added Washington, D.C. USA

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270 275
Louisville is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Louisville Kentucky

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131 116
Tampa is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
JacobMarkman added Tampa Florida, USA

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190 188
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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194 196
St. Louis is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
MarySSpiegel added St. Louis Missouri, USA

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202 206
St. Augustine is listed (or ranked) 28 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.  

The Most Beautiful Cities in the US

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126 118
Flagstaff is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
bitethelime13 added Flagstaff Arizona, USA

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223 238
Providence is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Providence Rhode Island

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57 38
Madison is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Tom Derr added Madison Wisconsin, USA

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86 77
Spokane is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
RobLein added Spokane Washington, USA - Washington

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212 235
Richmond is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
wharin added Richmond Birginia

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292 336
Baltimore is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Baltimore Maryland

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99 95
Ann Arbor is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
mark-arnold added Ann Arbor Michigan, USA

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258 297
Cleveland is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
KirkSaw added Cleveland Ohio

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162 176
Omaha is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
mrpeanutfree added Omaha, NE Nebraska, USA

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81 76
Albuquerque is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
eli-henley added Albuquerque New Mexico, USA

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120 131
Tucson is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
skypir876 added Tucson Arizona, Area code 520 - Arizona

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127 158
Duluth is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
DennisDonat added Duluth Minnesota, USA

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70 80
Fort Worth is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
RobLein added Fort Worth Texas, USA

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64 72
Rochester is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
simplyenigmatic added Rochester New York, USA

America's Most Underrated National Parks

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116 145
Lexington is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
MobyWaller added Lexington Kentucky, USA

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23 16
Charlotte is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
PrezTNT825 added Charlotte North Carolina, USA

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86 105
Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
StevenBavec added Atlanta Georgia, USA

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47 52
Greenville is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Fultongamez added Greenville South Carolina, USA

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151 200
Santa Cruz is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
natebrown83 added Santa Cruz, CA California, USA

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47 55
Missoula is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
AwesomeEmpire9 added Missoula Montana, USA

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179 244
Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
shaygowrish added Phoenix Arizona

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55 68
Rapid City is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
RobLein added Rapid City South Dakota, USA - South Dakota