Underrated US Cities

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  1. kwilkinson

    kwilkinson Having a Ball

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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.

    Indianapolis, even when I was a kid, was basically urban sprawl and ugly and had a lot of pretty nasty areas. The last 10 years or so it has really built up. It has more than one nice restaurant in the great metro area, less violence and crime, and although it's still relatively spread out, it isn't as bad as it was. It's a pretty fun city considering its size.
     
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    RSS Senior member

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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.
    Half my NY friends have retired to Maine ... some to Portland. They all love it!
     
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    Also gotta big-up Cleveland.. Covered the mid west for wk a few yrs ago and loved going there....
     
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    Cleveland! I love Cleveland and think of it as my home -- just finished a long weekend there. Severance Hall, the Flying Fig, Lola, Light Bistro, Cleveland museum of art, much shopping, Westside Market, Tremont, incredibly beautiful indoor spaces, good cheap food (read: Souper Market), Ohio City, beautiful bridges, cheap apartments, and the very best bar on the planet earth: The Velvet Tango Room.
     
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    Any Northeastern or Midwestern city that isn't New York.
    "...or Washington, DC."

    I'm a fan of Columbus, Nashville, Charleston, Milwaukee, Minneapolis.
     
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    Cincinnati and Ann Arbor, Michigan

    Also love Cincy.....Short ride to KY(Newport harbor, I believe...)
     
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    hahah.... whats next Springfield? Worcester?

    Nah, those are way below Methuen and Haverhill..
     
  11. randallr

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    Also love Cincy.....Short ride to KY(Newport harbor, I believe...)

    Yes it is. I also forgot to add that I really liked Atlanta. Whnay showed me a good time while I was there. We were doing lines off strippers and everything.
     
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    Nashville has been mentioned a lot, and while I only lived there for four months, I miss it.

    I'm surprised to see Baltimore mentioned a fair amount - I've never been a fan. Maybe I should give it another shot.

    And I'll throw in a biased +1 for Philly (especially as it pertains to food).
     
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    Nashville has been mentioned a lot, and while I only lived there for four months, I miss it.

    I'm surprised to see Baltimore mentioned a fair amount - I've never been a fan. Maybe I should give it another shot.

    And I'll throw in a biased +1 for Philly (especially as it pertains to food).


    yeah..but philly isn't really underrated....
     
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    Or maybe it's just the good connections I have in each. I especially love dining at the St. Louis Club ... (hint, hint, J-boy ... if you are reading this).


    Big plus one to StL (but I'm biased).

    Savannah, GA
    Santa Barbara, CA
    Alexandria, VA

    I'll try to think of more


    Savannah is overrated if anything.
    Santa Barbara is beautiful, but I think people know that.

    Also, not sure if it can be separated from SF, but I love the Santa Clara/San Jose/Palo Alto area.
     
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