Top Ten Best Cities In the Midwest United States


The Top Ten

1 Chicago, Illinois

Great Capital of The Midwest

2 Minneapolis, Minnesota

I might also add that while we are certainly not free of racists, Minneapolis is very diverse and proud of it. In Keith Ellison, Minneapolis elected the nation's first Muslim congressman and he is terrific. Native son Walter Mondale was the first presidential candidate ever to name a woman as his running mate. Minneapolis is a trailblazing city, and proud of it.

Chicago is the only city rated ahead of Minneapolis that has teams in all four major pro sports. We also trail only Chicago and New York in the number of theaters for all U.S. Cities! The nightlife is terrific, there are churches everywhere, we have beautiful lakes and trees. It does get cold in the winter but you dress for it and at least people up here know how to drive in it. Minneapolis should definitely be moved up, I have no desire to live anywhere else!

Moved from San Francisco to MSP, it has been great, very unique. Get a nice jacket for the winter and comfortable flip flops in the summer, they really have it all here...

Minneapolis/st.Paul...and particularly Minneapolis is booming in size and development all you see is cranes everywhere,not to mention the nightlife and overall vibe...definitely number 2 in my opinion by a long shot...sorry other cities but Minneapolis just has that it factor that all other midwest cities outside of Chicago don't...

3 Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Milwaukee is awesome but they really need to change their city flag! Have you seen that atrocity?

great city

That’s where I’m going to a Halsey concert!

4 Kansas City, Missouri

Average size Metropolitan city with beautiful houses and suburbs. Less than an hour away from University of Kansas. (Have you seen the Sky Line at night? ) beautiful city indeed. Country Club Plaza is one of the most beautiful parts of the country.

Gorgeous City! Just a very cool city.

The best by far

Best ever great community

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5 Indianapolis, Indiana

Very down to earth

6 Omaha, Nebraska

Best quality of life. Everything you need in a 20 minutes city.

Had to put my city first guys. - EpicJake

Omaha is the best of summer fun!

7 Detroit, Michigan Detroit, Michigan

Most of the people who hate on Detroit aren't even from around here. People believe all of the rumors that are made up about it. Sure there are some bad neighborhoods, but all cities have those. Detroit has a sense of pride that most other cities don't.

Detroit, Michigan should not be on this list. It's one of the most dangerous cities In the USA!

Detroit is awesome it's the place to live

Eventhough Detroit is dangerous, it still has a rich history. Sure crimes happen all over the city but that is mostly in the neighborhoods. Downtown is beautiful though, so much to see and do

8 St. Louis, Missouri St. Louis, Missouri


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Lincoln Nebraska is the best city in the WORLD!

9 Des Moines, Iowa

How it's under Omaha is beyond me. - JakePlaid

Second best city in Iowa. (Iowa City is still the best)

It's amazing

10 Cincinnati, Ohio

One of the better, mid sized, cities I've worked in in the midwest. Has a very unique feel, the people are extremely nice and welcoming, seems like a diverse and steadily growing economy, and best of all the price of living is extremely low and you still get a big city feel and have a ton of events going on all the time. Many new entertainment districts and you can get like a pretty nice 2,000+ SF home 10 minutes outside of the city for around $190,000k in very safe and well kept neighborhoods.

It is a great city filled with European charm and a Hipster vibe. Over-the-Rhine and the Ohio River front are awesome places to exlpore.

The Contenders

11 Lincoln, Nebraska


12 Columbus, Ohio
13 Cleveland, Ohio

Playhouse Square, West Side Market, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and some awesome local food. Oh...and the Browns are good now

Please love us

14 Council Bluffs, Iowa
15 Grand Island, Nebraska
16 Denver, Colorado Denver, Colorado

Denver is not in the Midwest. - TopTenJackson

17 Grand Rapids, MI

Crushin it!

18 Madison, Wisconsin
19 Eau Claire, Wisconsin

I used to live in Eau Claire. Beautiful place out in west Wisconsin - PackFan2005

20 Ann Arbor, Michigan


21 Prospect Heights, Illinois

Okay, this is just a suburban town of Chicago. Well, whatever. - JoeBoi

22 Traverse City, MI

Took the train up there years ago and never stopped liking the area. Let's hope that the celebrities don't move in and poison the atmosphere.

23 Cedar Rapids, Iowa
24 Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin

I love this place. it produces good suite-mates.

25 Grosse Pointe Shores, MI
26 Rochester, MI
27 Saint Clair Shores, MI
28 Ludington, MI
29 Grand Haven, MI
30 New Haven, MI
31 Livonia, MI
32 Warren, MI
33 Augusta, Wisconsin
34 Wichita, Kansas

It should be at #5

I don't know why it’s all the way down here to be honest

35 Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Great City

36 Springfield, Missouri
37 Duluth, Minnesota
38 Dayton, Ohio
39 Muskegon, MI
40 Glen Arbor, MI
41 Grosse Pointe, MI
42 Grosse Pointe Woods, MI
43 Holland, MI
44 Rochester Hills, MI
45 Harrison Township, MI
46 Grosse Pointe Farms, MI
47 Port Huron, MI
48 Huron Point, MI
49 South Haven, MI
50 Dearborn, MI
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