Underrated US Cities

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  1. mordecai

    mordecai Immoderator

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    I'll try to think of more


    underrated? [​IMG]
     
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    RSS Senior member

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    I certainly think highly of Savannah and Santa Barbara ... and most everyone I know does as well. They are generally very highly considered for small cities.

    I don't spend enough time in Alexandria to know much about it.
     
  3. gnatty8

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    Lowell, MA [​IMG]
     
  4. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    Pittsburgh: I recently spent some time there and was pleasantly surprised. Then again, my expectations were pretty low. I expected a rust belt wasteland, akin to Buffalo or Cleveland. Pittsburgh turns out to be a charming, completely unpretentious city with decent food, and and music. It's the sort of place that I can live in at 35, but would have hated at 25.

    Portland, ME: There's a definite Austin, TX vibe there.


    I was in Cleveland last April. Loved it.

    what's good in detroit besides the red wings?

    So many things. The Great Lakes, Detroit Institute of Art, Fox, Hillbury and Bonnestelle Theatres, Greek Town, John King Used Books, Detroit Yacht Club, Wyandotte Yacht Club, etc., etc. etc.
     
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    I always liked Baltimore.
     
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    Oklahoma City, easy
     
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    Let's be real about this. One tiny island has had a century-long reign as center of the universe. Human minds weren't built to accurately rate such a place.
     
  8. kwilkinson

    kwilkinson Having a Ball

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    Let's be real about this. One tiny island has had a century-long reign as center of the universe. Human minds weren't built to accurately rate such a place.


    lol.
     
  9. gladhands

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    Alexandria, VA

    I'll try to think of more


    Really? I lived in Alexandria briefly, and I barely consider it a city.
     
  10. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    I always liked Baltimore.

    Only been there twice, but yeah, I liked it.
     
  11. gladhands

    gladhands Senior member

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    I have to say, I'm surprised by the Indianapolis love. I've never been there or heard anyone mention it one way or the other. Interesting.
     
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    Also, I agree with Portland, ME. If I could, I'd move there in a heartbeat and would likely never leave.
     
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    Philly. Took me four years of living there before I really came around to it...and now I miss it. Probably the best bars per capita of any U.S. city I've been to. Good food too. Nice walking city.
     
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    hahah.... whats next Springfield? Worcester?
     
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    Another +1 for Baltimore. Associated with a high murder rate, but that just means its bad parts are abnormally dangerous. The inner harbor, fed hill, Canton are all nice areas with vibrant nightlife.
     

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