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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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Pittsburgh is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Pittsburgh Pennsylvania

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544 387
Minneapolis is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Minneapolis Minnesota

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473 336
Charleston is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
thecarguy added Charleston South Carolina

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482 346
Savannah is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
KirkSaw added Savannah Georgia

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609 466
Portland is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Portland Oregon

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405 288
Asheville is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
JimJenkins added Asheville North Carolina

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533 402
Seattle is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
wharin added Seattle Washington

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604 478
Kansas City is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Kansas City Missouri

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382 288
Nashville is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
JimJenkins added Nashville Tennessee

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367 326
Boulder is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Ron Mexico added Boulder Colorado

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254 212
Milwaukee is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
chiguy72 added Milwaukee Wisconsin, USA

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164 127
Cincinnati, Ohio is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
chaseakins1 added Cincinnati, Ohio

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328 309
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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190 164
Saint Paul, MN is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
BHump added Saint Paul, MN

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273 262
Chattanooga is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
smellsrank added Chattanooga Tennessee

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296 293
San Antonio is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Goose added San Antonio Texas

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70 37
Denver is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Tom Derr added Denver Colorado, USA

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142 127
Buffalo is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
JakeRumschik added Buffalo New York, USA

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284 293
Colorado Springs is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
patrocksteezy added Colorado Springs Colorado

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277 293
Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Ron Mexico added Philadelphia Pennsylvania

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235 243
Boise is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
spudster added Boise Idaho

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287 307
Washington, D.C. is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
scootie added Washington, D.C. Contiguous United States, USA

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189 190
St. Augustine is listed (or ranked) 23 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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92 74
Indianapolis is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
noviracer added Indianapolis Indiana, USA

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247 264
Louisville is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Louisville Kentucky

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114 106
Flagstaff is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
bitethelime13 added Flagstaff Arizona, USA

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212 226
Providence is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Providence Rhode Island

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170 175
Grand Rapids is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
beernbugs added Grand Rapids Michigan, USA - Michigan

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173 183
St. Louis is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
MarySSpiegel added St. Louis Missouri, USA

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282 319
Baltimore is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Baltimore Maryland

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74 65
Spokane is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
RobLein added Spokane Washington, USA - Washington

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104 104
Tampa is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
JacobMarkman added Tampa Florida, USA

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200 228
Richmond is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
wharin added Richmond Birginia

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42 28
Madison is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Tom Derr added Madison Wisconsin, USA

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83 84
Ann Arbor is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
mark-arnold added Ann Arbor Michigan, USA

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112 124
Tucson is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
skypir876 added Tucson Arizona, Area code 520 - Arizona

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236 289
Cleveland is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
KirkSaw added Cleveland Ohio

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68 68
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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142 169
Omaha is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
mrpeanutfree added Omaha, NE Nebraska, USA

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111 139
Lexington is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
MobyWaller added Lexington Kentucky, USA

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57 64
Rochester is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
simplyenigmatic added Rochester New York, USA

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147 192
Santa Cruz is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
natebrown83 added Santa Cruz, CA California, USA

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61 71
Fort Worth is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
RobLein added Fort Worth Texas, USA

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116 152
Duluth is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
DennisDonat added Duluth Minnesota, USA

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43 49
Missoula is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
AwesomeEmpire9 added Missoula Montana, USA

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50 60
Annapolis is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
caroline-currey added Annapolis Maryland, USA

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49 61
Rapid City is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
RobLein added Rapid City South Dakota

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158 224
Sacramento is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Sacramento California

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168 239
Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
shaygowrish added Phoenix Arizona

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143 204
Long Beach is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
jdlt added Long Beach California