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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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558 397
Minneapolis is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Minneapolis Minnesota

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487 343
Charleston is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
thecarguy added Charleston South Carolina

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489 352
Savannah is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
KirkSaw added Savannah Georgia

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625 478
Portland is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Portland Oregon

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546 412
Seattle is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
wharin added Seattle Washington

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413 296
Asheville is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
JimJenkins added Asheville North Carolina

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616 485
Kansas City is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Kansas City Missouri

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392 297
Nashville is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
JimJenkins added Nashville Tennessee

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263 216
Milwaukee is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
chiguy72 added Milwaukee Wisconsin, USA

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374 331
Boulder is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Ron Mexico added Boulder Colorado

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175 135
Cincinnati, Ohio is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
chaseakins1 added Cincinnati, Ohio

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82 40
Denver is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Tom Derr added Denver Colorado, USA

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336 313
Salt Lake City is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
noaler1 added Salt Lake City Utah

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195 169
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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278 266
Chattanooga is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
smellsrank added Chattanooga Tennessee

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303 299
San Antonio is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Goose added San Antonio Texas

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104 77
Indianapolis is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
noviracer added Indianapolis Indiana, USA

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150 132
Buffalo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
JakeRumschik added Buffalo New York, USA

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289 296
Colorado Springs is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
patrocksteezy added Colorado Springs Colorado

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288 295
Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Ron Mexico added Philadelphia Pennsylvania

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294 309
Washington, D.C. is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
scootie added Washington, D.C. USA

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240 246
Boise is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
spudster added Boise Idaho

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252 266
Louisville is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Louisville Kentucky

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St. Augustine is listed (or ranked) 25 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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176 177
Grand Rapids is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
beernbugs added Grand Rapids Michigan, USA - Michigan

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116 107
Flagstaff is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
bitethelime13 added Flagstaff Arizona, USA

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179 184
St. Louis is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
MarySSpiegel added St. Louis Missouri, USA

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Providence is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Providence Rhode Island

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284 322
Baltimore is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Baltimore Maryland

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110 106
Tampa is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
JacobMarkman added Tampa Florida, USA

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78 67
Spokane is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
RobLein added Spokane Washington, USA - Washington

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203 229
Richmond is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
wharin added Richmond Birginia

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44 32
Madison is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Tom Derr added Madison Wisconsin, USA

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241 290
Cleveland is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
KirkSaw added Cleveland Ohio

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86 88
Ann Arbor is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
mark-arnold added Ann Arbor Michigan, USA

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114 126
Tucson is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
skypir876 added Tucson Arizona, Area code 520 - Arizona

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70 69
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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146 170
Omaha is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
mrpeanutfree added Omaha, NE Nebraska, USA

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112 140
Lexington is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
MobyWaller added Lexington Kentucky, USA

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58 66
Rochester is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
simplyenigmatic added Rochester New York, USA

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147 194
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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63 75
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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117 154
Duluth is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
DennisDonat added Duluth Minnesota, USA

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44 50
Missoula is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
AwesomeEmpire9 added Missoula Montana, USA

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51 62
Annapolis is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
caroline-currey added Annapolis Maryland, USA

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51 63
Rapid City is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
RobLein added Rapid City South Dakota, USA - South Dakota

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39 48
Greenville is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Fultongamez added Greenville South Carolina, USA

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159 225
Sacramento is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Sacramento California

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168 240
Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
shaygowrish added Phoenix Arizona