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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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722 509
Minneapolis is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Minnesota

2
725 526
Pittsburgh is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Pennsylvania

3
590 442
Charleston is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
thecarguy added South Carolina

4
515 384
Asheville is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
JimJenkins added North Carolina

5
739 592
Portland is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Oregon

6
715 571
Kansas City is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Missouri

7
658 525
Seattle is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
wharin added Washington

8
572 450
Savannah is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
KirkSaw added Georgia

9
483 385
Nashville is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
JimJenkins added Tennessee

10
184 124
Denver is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Tom Derr added Colorado, USA

11
349 288
Milwaukee is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
chiguy72 added Wisconsin, USA

12
262 211
Cincinnati, Ohio is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
chaseakins1 added Cincinnati, Ohio

13
388 345
Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Ron Mexico added Pennsylvania

14
423 386
Salt Lake City is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
noaler1 added Utah

15
253 219
Saint Paul, MN is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
BHump added Saint Paul, MN

16
432 422
Boulder is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Ron Mexico added Colorado

17
208 182
Buffalo is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
JakeRumschik added New York, USA

18
254 233
St. Louis is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
MarySSpiegel added Missouri, USA

19
98 62
Madison is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Tom Derr added Wisconsin, USA

20
230 211
Grand Rapids is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
beernbugs added Michigan, USA - Michigan

21
369 369
San Antonio is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Goose added Texas

22
325 325
Chattanooga is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
smellsrank added Tennessee

23
264 256
Providence is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Rhode Island

24
354 361
Washington, D.C. is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
scootie added Contiguous United States, USA

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302 304
Louisville is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Kentucky

26
150 131
Indianapolis is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
noviracer added Indiana, USA

27
141 121
Ann Arbor is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
mark-arnold added Michigan, USA

28
313 319
Cleveland is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
KirkSaw added Ohio

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284 293
Boise is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
spudster added Idaho

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335 356
Colorado Springs is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
patrocksteezy added Colorado

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247 254
Richmond is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
wharin added Birginia

32
336 362
Baltimore is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Maryland

33
226 240
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.  

34
153 155
Flagstaff is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
bitethelime13 added Arizona, USA

35
157 160
Tampa is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
JacobMarkman added Florida, USA

36
100 92
Rochester is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
simplyenigmatic added New York, USA

37
110 105
Albuquerque is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
eli-henley added New Mexico, USA

38
183 200
Omaha is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
mrpeanutfree added Nebraska, USA

39
163 176
Duluth is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
DennisDonat added Minnesota, USA

40
106 104
Spokane is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
RobLein added Washington, USA - Washington

41
146 162
Tucson is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
skypir876 added Arizona, Area code 520 - Arizona

42
75 71
Missoula is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
AwesomeEmpire9 added Montana, USA

43
25 8
Manchester is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
aidansb2030 added New Hampshire, USA

44
81 82
Annapolis is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
caroline-currey added Maryland, USA

45
31 17
Columbus is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Alex Arseneau added Ohio, USA

46
55 49
Charlotte is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
PrezTNT825 added North Carolina, USA

47
27 14
New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
FridayLeftUs added Louisiana, USA

48
50 49
Des Moines is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Tom Derr added Iowa, USA

49
99 117
Ithaca is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
CatFlynn added New York, USA

50
130 165
Lexington is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
MobyWaller added Kentucky, USA