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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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725 526
Pittsburgh is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Pittsburgh Pennsylvania

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590 442
Charleston is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
thecarguy added Charleston South Carolina

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Asheville is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
JimJenkins added Asheville North Carolina

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

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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
wharin added Seattle Washington

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Savannah is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
KirkSaw added Savannah Georgia

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

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Denver is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Tom Derr added Denver Colorado, USA

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

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

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Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Ron Mexico added Philadelphia Pennsylvania

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

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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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Boulder is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Ron Mexico added Boulder Colorado

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Buffalo is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
JakeRumschik added Buffalo New York, USA

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St. Louis is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
MarySSpiegel added St. Louis Missouri, USA

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Madison is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Tom Derr added Madison Wisconsin, USA

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Grand Rapids is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
beernbugs added Grand Rapids Michigan, USA - Michigan

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San Antonio is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Goose added San Antonio Texas

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Chattanooga is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
smellsrank added Chattanooga Tennessee

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

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Washington, D.C. is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
scootie added Washington, D.C. Contiguous United States, USA

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Louisville is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Louisville Kentucky

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

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Cleveland is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
KirkSaw added Cleveland Ohio

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Ann Arbor is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
mark-arnold added Ann Arbor Michigan, USA

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Boise is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
spudster added Boise Idaho

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Colorado Springs is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
patrocksteezy added Colorado Springs Colorado

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Richmond is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
wharin added Richmond Birginia

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

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St. Augustine is listed (or ranked) 33 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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Flagstaff is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
bitethelime13 added Flagstaff Arizona, USA

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Tampa is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
JacobMarkman added Tampa Florida, USA

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Albuquerque is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
eli-henley added Albuquerque New Mexico, USA

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Rochester is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
simplyenigmatic added Rochester New York, USA

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

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Duluth is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
DennisDonat added Duluth Minnesota, USA

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Spokane is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
RobLein added Spokane Washington, USA - Washington

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Tucson is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
skypir876 added Tucson Arizona, Area code 520 - Arizona

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Missoula is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
AwesomeEmpire9 added Missoula Montana, USA

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Manchester is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
aidansb2030 added Manchester New Hampshire, 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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Charlotte is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
PrezTNT825 added Charlotte North Carolina, USA

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Columbus is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Alex Arseneau added Columbus Ohio, USA

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New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
FridayLeftUs added New Orleans Louisiana, USA

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Ithaca is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
CatFlynn added Ithaca New York, USA

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Des Moines is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Tom Derr added Des Moines Iowa, USA

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Lexington is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
MobyWaller added Lexington Kentucky, USA