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Old 05-15-2016, 02:59 PM
 
Location: USA
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Austin is probably the most overrated. no way is it underrated.
On the forums it's overrated though.
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Old 05-15-2016, 03:10 PM
 
Location: USA
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Underrated

Oklahoma City - it's a pretty poor area but it has a decent amount of things to do. The sprawl there is growing by a second,
Olympia - it's underrated especially since when people first think of Washington the first city that pops up in their mind is Seattle. It's right on the water and has mountains nearby. Can't get better than that!
Richmond - someone already covered it well in this thread
Columbia - surprisingly very nice and there's a lot of young people around (University of South Carolina)
Hartford - in between NYC and Boston so it's often forgotten
Providence - almost the same situation as Hartford

Overrated
Atlanta
Boston
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Old 05-17-2016, 12:36 PM
 
Location: Virginia Beach
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underrated
Providence
Richmond
Columbia
Little Rock
Sacramento

overrated
Atlanta
Raleigh

correctly rated
Albany
Harrisburg
Charleston (WV)
Nashville
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Old 06-09-2016, 12:15 PM
 
Location: Kekaha, Hawaii
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Charleston, West Virginia, and Des Moines, Iowa.
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Old 06-09-2016, 12:56 PM
 
Location: Boston
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Underrated:
Atlanta
Phoenix
Annapolis
Providence
Salt Lake City
Richmond
Overrated
Austin
Santa Fe
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Old 06-09-2016, 08:58 PM
 
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Austin has the LBJ Presidential Library and Museum, one of the biggest and best. Also the well-known music/club scene makes this one of the best, if not underrated capitals in the country.
Lol @ well-known "club" scene.

I would say Columbus, OH is the most underrated capital in the country. Annapolis, MD is also another underrated one, but in a different way.
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Old 06-13-2016, 10:15 AM
 
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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Austin is probably the most overrated. no way is it underrated.
Yes, please don't move here.
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Old 06-13-2016, 01:48 PM
 
Location: Cbus
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Although it gets a lot of hate on this forum I really enjoyed the Phoenix metro area. The physical beauty, Camelback, South Mountain, salt river, the wildflowers, saguaros, palm trees and sunsets are really not like anything in the eastern U.S. Arizona State also reminds me of a desert version of my beloved Alma mater (Ohio State).
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Old 06-13-2016, 03:39 PM
 
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Underrated:

Salt Lake City-Denver 2.0 but cheaper
Boise-Up and coming mountain west city
Indianapolis-Everybody rags on Indy here but it has a very rapidly developing downtown and some high quality suburbs
Lansing-Has a major state university within reach and seems to be a nice place that gets zero recognition
Lincoln-Has the state govt. and a massive university packing a one-two punch that keeps the place vibrant and interesting
Charleston-Beautiful architecture and scenery; criminally underappreciated like a lot of its state
Sacramento-(Almost) all of the amenities a California city offers without the insane price tag
Richmond-Incredible architecture and punches above its weight in terms of amenities
Albany-Architecture wise it looks like NYC Jr. and is very well located in relation to the east coast
Providence-As said by others, NE's little sister city to Boston; much smaller but an interesting place in its own right
Des Moines-Generally thought of positively but should be moreso; becoming a boomtown with a lot of things going on
Baton Rouge-French Louisiana charm and warm (albeit humid) climate along with LSU and all it offers makes for not too bad a place
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Old 06-13-2016, 08:28 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Baton Rouge I think is underrated in some areas.
An hour away from New Orleans, and hour away from Lafayette and Cajun Country so the food and culture are a mix of both, although a bit watered down. Home of LSU, a nice urban campus with the #1 tailgates, decent urban neighborhoods, a completely rebuilt downtown, some examples of creole architecture, etc.
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