Cities America's Most Underrated Cities  

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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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1
1,912 706
Minneapolis is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Minnesota

2
1,037 355
Saint Paul, MN is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
BHump added Saint Paul, MN

3
750 274
Duluth is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
DennisDonat added Minnesota, USA

4
783 638
Charleston is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
thecarguy added South Carolina

5
954 795
Kansas City is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Missouri

6
733 597
Savannah is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
KirkSaw added Georgia

7
660 533
Nashville is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
JimJenkins added Tennessee

8
662 542
Asheville is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
JimJenkins added North Carolina

9
915 778
Pittsburgh is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Pennsylvania

10
922 791
Portland is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Oregon

11
851 731
Seattle is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
wharin added Washington

12
395 301
Denver is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Tom Derr added Colorado, USA

13
516 500
Milwaukee is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
chiguy72 added Wisconsin, USA

14
261 223
Madison is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Tom Derr added Wisconsin, USA

15
507 498
Salt Lake City is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
noaler1 added Utah

16
371 361
Cincinnati, Ohio is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
chaseakins1 added Cincinnati, Ohio

17
532 543
Boulder is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Ron Mexico added Colorado

18
463 471
San Antonio is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Goose added Texas

19
479 504
Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Ron Mexico added Pennsylvania

20
412 444
Colorado Springs is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
patrocksteezy added Colorado

21
368 404
Louisville is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Kentucky

22
338 368
Boise is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
spudster added Idaho

23
316 341
Providence is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Rhode Island

24
286 305
Grand Rapids is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
beernbugs added Michigan, USA
Michigan

25
328 359
St. Louis is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
MarySSpiegel added Missouri, USA