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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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746 525
Minneapolis is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Minnesota

2
745 546
Pittsburgh is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Pennsylvania

3
604 459
Charleston is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
thecarguy added South Carolina

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760 609
Portland is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Oregon

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525 400
Asheville is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
JimJenkins added North Carolina

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680 540
Seattle is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
wharin added Washington

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587 461
Savannah is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
KirkSaw added Georgia

8
725 586
Kansas City is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Missouri

9
493 399
Nashville is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
JimJenkins added Tennessee

10
362 294
Milwaukee is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
chiguy72 added Wisconsin, USA

11
193 136
Denver is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Tom Derr added Colorado, USA

12
274 221
Cincinnati, Ohio is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
chaseakins1 added Cincinnati, Ohio

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402 359
Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Ron Mexico added Pennsylvania

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431 392
Salt Lake City is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
noaler1 added Utah

15
260 224
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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438 431
Boulder is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Ron Mexico added Colorado

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216 190
Buffalo is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
JakeRumschik added New York, USA

18
264 243
St. Louis is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
MarySSpiegel added Missouri, USA

19
106 71
Madison is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Tom Derr added Wisconsin, USA

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376 374
San Antonio is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Goose added Texas

21
235 218
Grand Rapids is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
beernbugs added Michigan, USA - Michigan

22
269 261
Providence is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Rhode Island

23
326 331
Chattanooga is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
smellsrank added Tennessee

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308 311
Louisville is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Kentucky

25
357 369
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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320 328
Cleveland is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
KirkSaw added Ohio

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291 295
Boise is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
spudster added Idaho

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146 128
Ann Arbor is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
mark-arnold added Michigan, USA

29
152 138
Indianapolis is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
noviracer added Indiana, USA

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338 363
Colorado Springs is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
patrocksteezy added Colorado

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249 260
Richmond is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
wharin added Birginia

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337 371
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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103 94
Rochester is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
simplyenigmatic added New York, USA

35
155 159
Flagstaff is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
bitethelime13 added Arizona, USA

36
189 203
Omaha is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
mrpeanutfree added Nebraska, USA

37
160 167
Tampa is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
JacobMarkman added Florida, USA

38
112 108
Albuquerque is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
eli-henley added New Mexico, USA

39
108 106
Spokane is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
RobLein added Washington, USA - Washington

40
166 180
Duluth is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
DennisDonat added Minnesota, USA

41
150 165
Tucson is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
skypir876 added Arizona, Area code 520 - Arizona

42
77 73
Missoula is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
AwesomeEmpire9 added Montana, USA

43
85 84
Annapolis is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
caroline-currey added Maryland, USA

44
35 22
Columbus is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Alex Arseneau added Ohio, USA

45
59 54
Charlotte is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
PrezTNT825 added North Carolina, USA

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32 19
New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
FridayLeftUs added Louisiana, USA

47
26 11
Manchester is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
aidansb2030 added New Hampshire, USA

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53 52
Des Moines is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Tom Derr added Iowa, USA

49
102 120
Ithaca is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
CatFlynn added New York, USA

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