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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774 546
Minneapolis is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Minnesota

2
764 572
Pittsburgh is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Pennsylvania

3
627 474
Charleston is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
thecarguy added South Carolina

4
778 626
Portland is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Oregon

5
700 557
Seattle is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
wharin added Washington

6
538 415
Asheville is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
JimJenkins added North Carolina

7
600 473
Savannah is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
KirkSaw added Georgia

8
734 602
Kansas City is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Missouri

9
506 410
Nashville is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
JimJenkins added Tennessee

10
371 306
Milwaukee is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
chiguy72 added Wisconsin, USA

11
204 145
Denver is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Tom Derr added Colorado, USA

12
283 232
Cincinnati, Ohio is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
chaseakins1 added Cincinnati, Ohio

13
415 368
Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Ron Mexico added Pennsylvania

14
435 401
Salt Lake City is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
noaler1 added Utah

15
263 230
Saint Paul, MN is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
BHump added Saint Paul, MN

16
444 440
Boulder is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Ron Mexico added Colorado

17
385 381
San Antonio is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Goose added Texas

18
112 78
Madison is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Tom Derr added Wisconsin, USA

19
222 201
Buffalo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
JakeRumschik added New York, USA

20
272 257
St. Louis is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
MarySSpiegel added Missouri, USA

21
276 269
Providence is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Rhode Island

22
237 225
Grand Rapids is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
beernbugs added Michigan, USA - Michigan

23
317 317
Louisville is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Kentucky

24
330 334
Chattanooga is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
smellsrank added Tennessee

25
362 376
Washington, D.C. is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
scootie added Contiguous United States, USA

26
324 335
Cleveland is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
KirkSaw added Ohio

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292 303
Boise is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
spudster added Idaho

28
148 134
Ann Arbor is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
mark-arnold added Michigan, USA

29
154 144
Indianapolis is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
noviracer added Indiana, USA

30
340 368
Colorado Springs is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
patrocksteezy added Colorado

31
250 265
Richmond is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
wharin added Birginia

32
340 376
Baltimore is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Maryland

33
233 247
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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160 163
Flagstaff is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
bitethelime13 added Arizona, USA

35
162 170
Tampa is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
JacobMarkman added Florida, USA

36
105 99
Rochester is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
simplyenigmatic added New York, USA

37
192 211
Omaha is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
mrpeanutfree added Nebraska, USA

38
167 183
Duluth is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
DennisDonat added Minnesota, USA

39
113 114
Albuquerque is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
eli-henley added New Mexico, USA

40
110 111
Spokane is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
RobLein added Washington, USA - Washington

41
154 171
Tucson is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
skypir876 added Arizona, Area code 520 - Arizona

42
39 26
Columbus is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Alex Arseneau added Ohio, USA

43
35 21
New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
FridayLeftUs added Louisiana, USA

44
63 59
Charlotte is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
PrezTNT825 added North Carolina, USA

45
77 78
Missoula is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
AwesomeEmpire9 added Montana, USA

46
85 89
Annapolis is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
caroline-currey added Maryland, USA

47
28 14
Manchester is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
aidansb2030 added New Hampshire, USA

48
103 122
Ithaca is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
CatFlynn added New York, USA

49
53 55
Des Moines is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Tom Derr added Iowa, USA

50
132 170
Lexington is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
MobyWaller added Kentucky, USA