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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789 551
Minneapolis is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Minnesota

2
777 575
Pittsburgh is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Pennsylvania

3
633 479
Charleston is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
thecarguy added South Carolina

4
545 417
Asheville is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
JimJenkins added North Carolina

5
608 475
Savannah is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
KirkSaw added Georgia

6
784 634
Portland is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Oregon

7
704 565
Seattle is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
wharin added Washington

8
742 606
Kansas City is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Missouri

9
513 412
Nashville is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
JimJenkins added Tennessee

10
374 311
Milwaukee is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
chiguy72 added Wisconsin, USA

11
206 150
Denver is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Tom Derr added Colorado, USA

12
426 373
Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Ron Mexico added Pennsylvania

13
291 237
Cincinnati, Ohio is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
chaseakins1 added Cincinnati, Ohio

14
441 404
Salt Lake City is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
noaler1 added Utah

15
267 233
Saint Paul, MN is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
BHump added Saint Paul, MN

16
117 79
Madison is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Tom Derr added Wisconsin, USA

17
446 444
Boulder is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Ron Mexico added Colorado

18
391 385
San Antonio is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Goose added Texas

19
276 262
St. Louis is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
MarySSpiegel added Missouri, USA

20
242 227
Grand Rapids is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
beernbugs added Michigan, USA - Michigan

21
281 271
Providence is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Rhode Island

22
225 208
Buffalo is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
JakeRumschik added New York, USA

23
319 319
Louisville is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Kentucky

24
332 336
Chattanooga is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
smellsrank added Tennessee

25
155 134
Ann Arbor is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
mark-arnold added Michigan, USA