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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793 557
Minneapolis is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Minnesota

2
780 578
Pittsburgh is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Pennsylvania

3
638 484
Charleston is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
thecarguy added South Carolina

4
788 635
Portland is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Oregon

5
611 478
Savannah is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
KirkSaw added Georgia

6
548 422
Asheville is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
JimJenkins added North Carolina

7
709 568
Seattle is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
wharin added Washington

8
747 610
Kansas City is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Missouri

9
516 418
Nashville is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
JimJenkins added Tennessee

10
376 315
Milwaukee is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
chiguy72 added Wisconsin, USA

11
296 242
Cincinnati, Ohio is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
chaseakins1 added Cincinnati, Ohio

12
210 156
Denver is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Tom Derr added Colorado, USA

13
429 380
Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Ron Mexico added Pennsylvania

14
443 409
Salt Lake City is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
noaler1 added Utah

15
269 237
Saint Paul, MN is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
BHump added Saint Paul, MN

16
119 83
Madison is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Tom Derr added Wisconsin, USA

17
449 450
Boulder is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Ron Mexico added Colorado

18
248 230
Grand Rapids is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
beernbugs added Michigan, USA
Michigan

19
163 136
Ann Arbor is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
mark-arnold added Michigan, USA

20
392 392
San Antonio is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Goose added Texas

21
281 268
St. Louis is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
MarySSpiegel added Missouri, USA

22
228 211
Buffalo is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
JakeRumschik added New York, USA

23
281 274
Providence is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Rhode Island

24
322 321
Louisville is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Kentucky

25
334 339
Chattanooga is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
smellsrank added Tennessee