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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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736 518
Minneapolis is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Minnesota

2
736 539
Pittsburgh is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Pennsylvania

3
597 454
Charleston is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
thecarguy added South Carolina

4
523 394
Asheville is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
JimJenkins added North Carolina

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752 602
Portland is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Oregon

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721 577
Kansas City is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Missouri

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672 534
Seattle is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
wharin added Washington

8
581 457
Savannah is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
KirkSaw added Georgia

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487 394
Nashville is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
JimJenkins added Tennessee

10
354 290
Milwaukee is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
chiguy72 added Wisconsin, USA

11
189 133
Denver is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Tom Derr added Colorado, USA

12
270 217
Cincinnati, Ohio is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
chaseakins1 added Cincinnati, Ohio

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396 355
Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Ron Mexico added Pennsylvania

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425 391
Salt Lake City is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
noaler1 added Utah

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258 222
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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434 427
Boulder is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Ron Mexico added Colorado

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259 239
St. Louis is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
MarySSpiegel added Missouri, USA

18
102 67
Madison is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Tom Derr added Wisconsin, USA

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211 188
Buffalo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
JakeRumschik added New York, USA

20
232 214
Grand Rapids is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
beernbugs added Michigan, USA - Michigan

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371 372
San Antonio is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Goose added Texas

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268 259
Providence is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Rhode Island

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326 329
Chattanooga is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
smellsrank added Tennessee

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306 308
Louisville is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Kentucky

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355 369
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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316 324
Cleveland is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
KirkSaw added Ohio

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144 126
Ann Arbor is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
mark-arnold added Michigan, USA

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288 295
Boise is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
spudster added Idaho

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151 136
Indianapolis is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
noviracer added Indiana, USA

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336 361
Colorado Springs is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
patrocksteezy added Colorado

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249 258
Richmond is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
wharin added Birginia

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337 367
Baltimore is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Maryland

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228 243
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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154 159
Flagstaff is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
bitethelime13 added Arizona, USA

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101 94
Rochester is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
simplyenigmatic added New York, USA

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159 167
Tampa is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
JacobMarkman added Florida, USA

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110 108
Albuquerque is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
eli-henley added New Mexico, USA

38
108 106
Spokane is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
RobLein added Washington, USA - Washington

39
184 203
Omaha is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
mrpeanutfree added Nebraska, USA

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165 180
Duluth is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
DennisDonat added Minnesota, USA

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147 165
Tucson is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
skypir876 added Arizona, Area code 520 - Arizona

42
76 73
Missoula is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
AwesomeEmpire9 added Montana, USA

43
83 84
Annapolis is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
caroline-currey added Maryland, USA

44
26 10
Manchester is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
aidansb2030 added New Hampshire, USA

45
57 54
Charlotte is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
PrezTNT825 added North Carolina, USA

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33 22
Columbus is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Alex Arseneau added Ohio, USA

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30 19
New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
FridayLeftUs added Louisiana, USA

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52 52
Des Moines is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Tom Derr added Iowa, USA

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101 120
Ithaca is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
CatFlynn added New York, USA

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61 69
Muskegon is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
ajk1030 added Michigan, USA