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Old 04-20-2013, 11:19 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC (in my mind)
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...and yet remains far, far removed from it.
New Orleans is still one of America's great cultural city. It may not be a great place to live but as a tourist destination I would put it up there with San Francisco, Seattle, etc simply because of how unique it is and the fact there is no other city like it in the US. Just because some may not care for the mix of Southern, Creole, and French culture doesn't make it any less unique.
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Old 04-20-2013, 07:00 PM
 
Location: Baghdad by the Bay (San Francisco, California)
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New Orleans is still one of America's great cultural city. It may not be a great place to live but as a tourist destination I would put it up there with San Francisco, Seattle, etc simply because of how unique it is and the fact there is no other city like it in the US. Just because some may not care for the mix of Southern, Creole, and French culture doesn't make it any less unique.
You'll get no argument from me on uniqueness. "Greatness" is another story.

I may even grant you your Seattle comment with regard to New Orleans' appeal to tourists. San Francisco, however, is a world-class tourism destination. New Orleans is more in the wheelhouse of Memphis in this regard.
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Old 04-20-2013, 09:22 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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Most underrated cities
Cincinnati
Cleveland
Milwaukee
Kansas city
St. Louis
Providence
Philadelphia
Pittsburgh
Baltimore
I couldn't agree more with the list!
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Old 04-20-2013, 09:39 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia,New Jersey, NYC!
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providence & baltimore = grreat cities under the radar from my experience
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Old 04-20-2013, 10:50 PM
 
Location: Chicago(Northside)
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It depends on how you're rating Cincinnati in relation to other cities.
Its underrated...?
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Old 04-27-2013, 10:55 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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Philadelphia is the most overlooked. It's the epitome of a great American city and yet New York and Chicago get more attention.
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Old 04-27-2013, 12:24 PM
 
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You'll get no argument from me on uniqueness. "Greatness" is another story.

I may even grant you your Seattle comment with regard to New Orleans' appeal to tourists. San Francisco, however, is a world-class tourism destination. New Orleans is more in the wheelhouse of Memphis in this regard.
Uh, no. Besides getting more cultural tourists on a regular basis, NOLA hosts many more singular large events that draw huge crowds (Jazz Fest, Essence Festival, Super Bowl, Final Four, etc) and also has a significantly larger convention industry.
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Old 04-27-2013, 01:42 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Honolulu
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Old 04-27-2013, 02:02 PM
 
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Disagree on most selections there. While they can be underrated in some aspects, many have underlying problems that will take longer amounts of time to correct.
Which city doesn't have an underlying problem of some sort?
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Old 04-27-2013, 03:57 PM
 
Location: Calera, AL
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Gotta go with Madison, WI. I think people dismiss it as simply a college town - yes, U-W is a MAJOR presence there, but it's so much more than that. For a metro of just north of 500K it's got very low crime, clean, and has some surprisingly nice scenery (lots of lakefront property). And the Wisconsin state capitol just might be the best overall in the land.

Omaha and Des Moines are almost identical to Madison, except they lack a major state university (though they both have some solid private ones).
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