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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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715 515
Pittsburgh is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Pittsburgh Pennsylvania

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581 434
Charleston is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
thecarguy added Charleston South Carolina

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506 376
Asheville is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
JimJenkins added Asheville North Carolina

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729 581
Portland is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Portland Oregon

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701 564
Kansas City is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Kansas City Missouri

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565 443
Savannah is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
KirkSaw added Savannah Georgia

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646 517
Seattle is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
wharin added Seattle Washington

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471 381
Nashville is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
JimJenkins added Nashville Tennessee

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344 279
Milwaukee is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
chiguy72 added Milwaukee Wisconsin, USA

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174 119
Denver is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Tom Derr added Denver Colorado, USA

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253 200
Cincinnati, Ohio is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
chaseakins1 added Cincinnati, Ohio

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416 378
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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378 341
Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Ron Mexico added Philadelphia Pennsylvania

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250 212
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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247 228
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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226 206
Grand Rapids is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
beernbugs added Grand Rapids Michigan, USA - Michigan

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92 58
Madison is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Tom Derr added Madison Wisconsin, USA

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362 366
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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348 356
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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Ann Arbor is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
mark-arnold added Ann Arbor Michigan, USA

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Louisville is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Louisville Kentucky

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306 314
Cleveland is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
KirkSaw added Cleveland Ohio

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143 126
Indianapolis is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
noviracer added Indianapolis Indiana, USA

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276 290
Boise is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
spudster added Boise Idaho

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329 353
Colorado Springs is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
patrocksteezy added Colorado Springs Colorado

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242 252
Richmond is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
wharin added Richmond Birginia

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330 359
Baltimore is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Baltimore Maryland

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150 149
Flagstaff is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
bitethelime13 added Flagstaff Arizona, USA

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220 238
St. Augustine is listed (or ranked) 34 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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152 155
Tampa is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
JacobMarkman added Tampa Florida, USA

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96 88
Rochester is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
simplyenigmatic added Rochester New York, USA

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161 172
Duluth is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
DennisDonat added Duluth Minnesota, USA

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104 102
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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179 197
Omaha is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
mrpeanutfree added Omaha, NE Nebraska, USA

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102 100
Spokane is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
RobLein added Spokane Washington, USA - Washington

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Missoula is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
AwesomeEmpire9 added Missoula Montana, USA

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Annapolis is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
caroline-currey added Annapolis Maryland, USA

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Tucson is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
skypir876 added Tucson Arizona, Area code 520 - Arizona

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26 10
Columbus is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Alex Arseneau added Columbus Ohio, USA

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21 5
Manchester is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
aidansb2030 added Manchester New Hampshire, USA

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Ithaca is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
CatFlynn added Ithaca New York, USA

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Charlotte is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
PrezTNT825 added Charlotte North Carolina, USA

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Des Moines is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Tom Derr added Des Moines Iowa, USA

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21 11
New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
FridayLeftUs added New Orleans Louisiana, USA

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