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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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735 516
Minneapolis is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Minnesota

2
735 537
Pittsburgh is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Pennsylvania

3
597 451
Charleston is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
thecarguy added South Carolina

4
523 391
Asheville is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
JimJenkins added North Carolina

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752 598
Portland is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Oregon

6
670 532
Seattle is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
wharin added Washington

7
719 577
Kansas City is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Missouri

8
579 456
Savannah is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
KirkSaw added Georgia

9
485 393
Nashville is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
JimJenkins added Tennessee

10
353 289
Milwaukee is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
chiguy72 added Wisconsin, USA

11
188 132
Denver is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Tom Derr added Colorado, USA

12
269 216
Cincinnati, Ohio is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
chaseakins1 added Cincinnati, Ohio

13
394 353
Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Ron Mexico added Pennsylvania

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425 389
Salt Lake City is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
noaler1 added Utah

15
256 221
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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434 426
Boulder is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Ron Mexico added Colorado

17
258 238
St. Louis is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
MarySSpiegel added Missouri, USA

18
102 66
Madison is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Tom Derr added Wisconsin, USA

19
210 187
Buffalo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
JakeRumschik added New York, USA

20
231 214
Grand Rapids is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
beernbugs added Michigan, USA - Michigan

21
370 372
San Antonio is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Goose added Texas

22
268 258
Providence is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Rhode Island

23
326 328
Chattanooga is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
smellsrank added Tennessee

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304 307
Louisville is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Kentucky

25
355 367
Washington, D.C. is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
scootie added Contiguous United States, USA

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316 323
Cleveland is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
KirkSaw added Ohio

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144 125
Ann Arbor is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
mark-arnold added Michigan, USA

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287 295
Boise is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
spudster added Idaho

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150 136
Indianapolis is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
noviracer added Indiana, USA

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336 360
Colorado Springs is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
patrocksteezy added Colorado

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247 257
Richmond is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
wharin added Birginia

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337 366
Baltimore is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Maryland

33
227 242
St. Augustine is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
woodygator added Florida - Nations oldest city located on NE fla coast Beautiful downtown historic district and beaches.
 

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154 158
Flagstaff is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
bitethelime13 added Arizona, USA

35
159 165
Tampa is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
JacobMarkman added Florida, USA

36
101 93
Rochester is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
simplyenigmatic added New York, USA

37
110 107
Albuquerque is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
eli-henley added New Mexico, USA

38
108 105
Spokane is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
RobLein added Washington, USA - Washington

39
165 179
Duluth is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
DennisDonat added Minnesota, USA

40
183 203
Omaha is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
mrpeanutfree added Nebraska, USA

41
147 164
Tucson is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
skypir876 added Arizona, Area code 520 - Arizona

42
76 72
Missoula is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
AwesomeEmpire9 added Montana, USA

43
83 83
Annapolis is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
caroline-currey added Maryland, USA

44
26 9
Manchester is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
aidansb2030 added New Hampshire, USA

45
57 52
Charlotte is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
PrezTNT825 added North Carolina, USA

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30 18
New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
FridayLeftUs added Louisiana, USA

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32 21
Columbus is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Alex Arseneau added Ohio, USA

48
101 119
Ithaca is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
CatFlynn added New York, USA

49
51 52
Des Moines is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Tom Derr added Iowa, USA

50
61 68
Muskegon is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
ajk1030 added Michigan, USA