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View Poll Results: Which City is America's Most Underrated City?
ATLANTA 15 9.38%
BALTIMORE 13 8.13%
CHARLOTTE 7 4.38%
CINCINNATI 14 8.75%
CLEVELAND 13 8.13%
COLUMBUS 4 2.50%
DETROIT 8 5.00%
INDIANAPOLIS 7 4.38%
KANSAS CITY 17 10.63%
MIAMI 8 5.00%
PHOENIX 9 5.63%
PITTSBURGH 37 23.13%
ST. LOUIS 8 5.00%
Voters: 160. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-13-2017, 03:58 PM
 
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I don't think Atlanta and Miami are under rated at all. Those are major cosmopolitan cities
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Old 06-13-2017, 04:08 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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Of cities I've been to, probably Pittsburgh, which has made a remarkable comeback from its steel town past and is now one of the more pleasant and vibrant American cities I've visited.

Of cities I haven't been to, I suspect Cleveland would get my vote, because of its large legacy of cultural attractions dating back to when it was a much bigger city. (St. Louis and Baltimore are similar in that regard.)

But since Pittsburgh actually does get attention in those "Best Places to Live" surveys, I decided to vote for Cleveland even though I haven't been there.
I voted for Pittsburgh because of its cultural attributes, but also its geographic uniqueness. There is no city of its size in the US that is nestled among green mountains, three rivers with their distinct bridges, tunnels, etc. And yet it's still fairly affordable. But yes, I agree, it did just barely make the "most underrated" category for me because of its fairly newfound appreciation. It was much more underrated 30-40 years ago.
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Old 06-13-2017, 08:01 PM
 
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Not sure if your growth criteria makes sense, were #16 on the Forbes link you provided but on a numeric change basis Phoenix has far more people moving to the MSA than almost all of the top 10 cities on Forbes ranking using % growth. Why would a city with far less people moving to it be considered more desireable?
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Old 06-13-2017, 08:30 PM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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Indianapolis has some real momentum, especially with population growth and low unemployment, not to mention Indiana's low taxes are fairly desirable. And it's pretty safe compared to other cities its size.
Indianapolis ranked 13th-most-dangerous city

Fatal shooting of 39-year-old father is fourth recent murder in near northwest side neighborhood | Fox 59

https://www.indystar.com/story/news/...tory/94722218/
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Old 06-13-2017, 09:20 PM
 
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Cincy and Baltimore are both quite underrated. Charlotte is underrated on CD but not so much for most people.
True
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Old 06-13-2017, 09:24 PM
 
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Enough with the overblown crime narrative on here. Really.

In the actual rare event you're about to get mugged, grow some balls and defend yourself.

Trump's media has done a great job making this country out to be the Wild West.
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Old 06-13-2017, 09:43 PM
 
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Why would Greenville nc be underrated?? U probably meant Greenville sc.
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Old 06-13-2017, 10:05 PM
 
Location: where the good looking people are
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Sacramento
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Old 06-13-2017, 10:48 PM
 
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That list of "tourist attractions" is hysterical. It's more like the total visitors to those places, while also being really inconsistent about what they're counting. If someone runs through a park 365 days a year they're counted 365 times. It's not just visitors. I personally account for maybe 100 of my local entry's visits.

I haven't voted, but Pittsburgh is my current impression. Or Miami if it counts.
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Old 06-14-2017, 06:09 AM
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Enough with the overblown crime narrative on here. Really.

In the actual rare event you're about to get mugged, grow some balls and defend yourself.

Trump's media has done a great job making this country out to be the Wild West.
Media obsession with bad events predates Trump by a few centuries.
It's what they"ve always done and will always do.


Atlanta, Miami, and Phoenix simply cannot be underrated. Not when they're among the fastest growing places in the country and generally talked about positively in the media and otherwise.
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