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Old 03-10-2016, 01:32 PM
 
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Staunton, VA - Charlottesville always gets all of the limelight and publicity, given UVA, but Staunton is actually (or arguably) the more urban, classically beautiful and overlooked gem that is the nexus between central and southwestern VA (Look at this). The town has rowhouses. It has awesome architecture and tons of charm. It's vibrant. It has a unique collection of Victorian goodies that are in pristine condition. It's just that no one has heard of it. At least not outside of VA anyway.
Oh wow...I had no idea. I knew Lynchburg was actually more historic and urban than most knew but didn't know about Staunton.
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Old 03-10-2016, 07:09 PM
 
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I live outside VA and know about Staunton. But didn't find out about it until I was taken there be a friend from Charlottesville. So guys, pull off the interstate. Stretch your legs & stroll around an amazingly quaint town.
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Old 03-10-2016, 07:20 PM
 
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One reason Syracuse gets so much publicity is the fact that the Orange have been at or near the top of college basketball for the last 40 years. Plus the Carrier Dome is a must see for basketball fans
Also Rochester has two top notch Universities, RIT/NTID (technically in Henrietta) and University of Rochester, yet is not usually in the Conversation about towns with college influence.
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Old 03-10-2016, 09:22 PM
 
Location: USA
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Probably every city in Connecticut...Stamford, New Haven, Bridgeport, Hartford, etc.

But who would want to look into Bridgeport, anyways?
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Old 03-10-2016, 09:23 PM
 
Location: USA
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Rochester, New York.

Easily the most underrated "large" metrio (>1 million) in this country.
That's because when people think of Upstate NY, they think of Albany and Buffalo. There's not a lot in Rochester either so it gets overlooked.
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Old 03-10-2016, 09:49 PM
 
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Staten Island. When you think of nyc you think of mah,bx,bk and queens
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Old 03-11-2016, 07:37 AM
 
Location: The Springs
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Spokane needs to remain overlooked so the masses don't spoil it.

In Colorado, Colorado Springs is very overlooked IMO.
Spot on David. If something major happens in Fountain, the national news will say it "occurred 75 miles south of Denver"
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Old 03-11-2016, 08:35 AM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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Lowell, MA is surprisingly not bad to me, though you never really hear about it.

In Ohio, it would have to be Toledo.
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Old 03-11-2016, 11:03 AM
 
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Lowell, MA is surprisingly not bad to me, though you never really hear about it.

In Ohio, it would have to be Toledo.
Lowell is a small city though, so it makes sense it gets overlooked nationally, I couldn't tell you any random ~100,000 people city in Virginia or Louisiana.
Lowell basically has a high profile only amongst people who follow College Hockey, which UMass Lowell is often among the top in the country.
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Old 03-11-2016, 11:08 AM
 
Location: The middle of nowhere
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Tulsa. Other than the NBA, Tulsa actually has quite a bit more to offer than OKC, yet it doesn't get much national attention or respect. Most people simply associate Oklahoma stereotypes to Tulsa (boring, ugly, ultra right-wing) but it's really a very different city than most people think it is.
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