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Old 08-26-2014, 12:35 PM
 
Location: Fayetteville, Arkansas via ATX
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Fort Worth, TX
Oakland, CA
Northwest Arkansas
Milwaukee, WI
Pittsburgh, PA
Kansas City
Louisville, KY
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Old 08-26-2014, 12:54 PM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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Even though I still personally don't understand KC's high ranking everywhere, this is a pretty good (and relatively obvious) list.
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Old 08-26-2014, 02:07 PM
 
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For me the list is Boise, Spokane, SLC, ABQ, Providence, Memphis & ?????

I'm sure there's one so underrated I can't think of it at the moment.
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Old 08-26-2014, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Nice list! I'd like to visit all of the places on it.
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Old 08-26-2014, 02:19 PM
 
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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https://www.yahoo.com/travel/7-under...l?soc_src=mags


Featured in the article:

Fort Worth, TX
Oakland, CA
Northwest Arkansas
Milwaukee, WI
Pittsburgh, PA
Kansas City
Louisville, KY
I've been to all of them except Milwaukee and the blob in northwestern Arkansas.
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Old 08-26-2014, 04:21 PM
 
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Even though I still personally don't understand KC's high ranking everywhere
I'll clear it up for you...KC is cool, vibrant, dynamic, weird, beautiful, it has a unique culture, is laid back, modest, mellow, easy, and funky. It's also lame, quiet, pent-up, boring, ugly, it has a chip on its shoulder, its bristly, churlish, tense, hard to understand and vanilla. Almost everything you hear about it is true, but also most of what you hear about it isn't.

Perhaps more important to why you see it on lists like this is the rather more simple fact that:

1. It has an awful reputation/perception.

2. That reputation is shockingly inaccurate.

While KC might not be the best city for any one single aspect of culture or civic identity, the gap between the perception and the reality of KC is as big as anywhere in America.
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Old 08-26-2014, 04:28 PM
 
Location: Metro Atlanta & Savannah, GA - Corpus Christi, TX
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Des Moines should have been listed. Pretty underrated IMO.

I should take the time to visit Northwest Arkansas. Hopefully it's more than mass suburbia that I envision. It IS WalMart territory, after all!
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Old 08-26-2014, 06:27 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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I've been to all those cities except Milwaukee and I tend to agree.

Ft. Worth is the heart of the DFW area where most of the best steakhouses are and the best Country/Western feel.
Pittsburgh is really a lot more beautiful than you might imagine.
KC has kick a$$ BBQ, it's worth visiting just to eat at OK Joes or Smokestack in Johnson City.
NW Arkansas is really pretty and there's the Crystal Bridges Art Museum which is one of the best in the South.
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Old 08-26-2014, 06:44 PM
 
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I liked KC, Milwaukee and Pittsburgh. I could live in Pittsburgh.
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Old 08-26-2014, 07:26 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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I'm very curious about Kansas City. I love the look of its core.
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