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Old 03-23-2018, 06:21 AM
 
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So this doesn't mean the city itself is underrated, because perhaps it doesn't have that much culture, amenities or things to do. But one thing it does have is beauty and most people don't know about it. For example, many people know San Diego is beautiful, but the average citizen does not know much about San Diego. So to me its beauty is not underrated.


For by far Cincinnati is one of the most underrated cities when it comes to beauty. The green lush hills, the river valley it sits on, the charming architecture. It really is one of the most beautiful cities in the US IMO (and I have been to most) that most people don't know about.
I've driven from TX over to The NE part of the US many times over the last few years! The only time I was wowed was going through Cincinnati. Beautiful city to drive through. Skyline is awesome even at night!!
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Old 03-23-2018, 06:36 AM
 
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Portland Maine is very very very underrated.
Oh I agree!

Can't wait to get back there for another visit! Whole 'nother world up there! We are looking to explore further north too!
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Old 03-23-2018, 06:41 AM
 
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Portland Maine is very very very underrated.
Oh yeah! Portland is a gorgeous City! I went boating and hiking the last time I visited and can't wait to visit again some time.
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Old 03-23-2018, 06:43 AM
 
Location: South Padre Island, TX
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That tree canopy looks the same in Charlotte and parts of many cities in the Appalachians or the foothills so it isn't unique to one city in any way. The entire mountain range is prettt much one giant tree canopy.
So?
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Old 03-23-2018, 06:54 AM
 
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So?
That's all..
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Old 03-23-2018, 09:01 AM
 
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How so
85% of Atlanta looks like this:

https://www.google.com/maps/place/17...!4d-84.4161219

https://www.google.com/maps/@33.7538...7i13312!8i6656

These are some of the nicer parts of the city, and they're just meh:

https://www.google.com/maps/@33.7844...7i13312!8i6656

https://www.google.com/maps/@33.7648...7i13312!8i6656

Atlanta has a nice skyline, and I guess, a nice tree canopy. There are some really nice areas (like most cities), but on the whole, there's nothing particularly attractive about the city of Atlanta, and the ugly parts lack character.
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Old 03-23-2018, 09:03 AM
 
Location: Avondale, Chicago
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If you can come out of the Fort Pitt tunnel on a nice day or night, and not be impressed with the visual, there's probably not a whole lot a city can do for you.
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Old 03-23-2018, 10:10 AM
 
Location: Greenville SC 'Waterfall City'
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Huntsville Alabama especially the mountainous area to the east of downtown around Monte Sano Mountain. Big Spring Park in downtown Huntsville is nice.

Frederick / Hagerstown / Gaithersburg in central Maryland. A lot of mountains and overlooks in this area. Frederick has a nice looking downtown with a canal and large park. The Great Falls on the Potamac River are near Gaitherburg. It is a 76 foot total drop. This is one of the more impressive waterfalls that I've seen and a great place to hang out. You can also access it via a park on the Virginia side near the town of Great Falls.

Here is a view on I-270 heading west into Frederick. Frederick is in the valley in the distance adjacent to Catoctin Mountain. https://www.google.com/maps/@39.3476...7i13312!8i6656

There is an overlook of Frederick 10 minutes from downtown in Gambrill state park. Another overlook a short walk away gives a view of the valley where the small town of Middleton is located.

I will also submit Roanoke Virginia. The Blue Ridge Parkway runs near the downtown area, there is a nice overlook near downtown on Mill Mountain. Great hiking around rock overlook areas about 10 minutes from the mall such as McAfee Knob and Dragon's Tooth. There is also a fantastic large lake to the east of Roanoke, Smith Mountain Lake.

Downtown Aiken SC with the wide medians with trees is pretty unique.

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Old 03-23-2018, 12:42 PM
 
Location: New Mexico
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Considering it is a high desert city, over a mile high and mostly wedged between the Sandia Mountains and the Rio Grande, Albuquerque has a lot of beauty to it. Not so underrated once someone visits but generally off the radar as a city in many respects. The Bosque forest along the river's edge turns the green wooded stripe to bright gold in the autumn. The Sandias have a high feldspar content and glow red in the sunset each evening.

(my pic)

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Old 03-23-2018, 01:10 PM
 
Location: South Padre Island, TX
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That's all..
Then it's not a good argument against Atlanta's scenery. You may as well dismiss Seattle's scenery just because the rest of the PNW has similar features.
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