Top Ten Best Cities In the Midwest United States

The Top Ten

1 Chicago, Illinois Chicago, officially the City of Chicago, is the third-most populous city in the United States. With over 2.7 million residents, it is also the most populous city in both the state of Illinois and the Midwestern United States. Chicago is considered one of the most important business centers in the world. ...read more.

Great Capital of The Midwest

Amazing city

Illinois is Awesome

This is a very great place because you’ve got Navy Pier, the Willis Tower and lots of other fun stuff to do!

2 Milwaukee, Wisconsin

SUMMERFEST is a Rock"in Good Time!
Alpine Valley - Venue for Outdoor concerts
Milwaukee also has a Architectural WONDER Art Museum

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

How are we number 3

Obviously Chicago is the best, but Milwaukee is 100% the most underrated (coming from a Floridian). Lets be real here, Milwaukee is the one of the dopest sounding city names in the entire country, yet everyone always forgets about it, which is total bs.

3 Minneapolis, Minnesota

Magnificent CLEAN City between
Several Lakes and the Near by
Mississippi River

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...

4 Kansas City, Missouri

I have lived there for more than one year as an exchange student. Awesome city, many outdoors activities to do at the city parks and beautiful skyline. Besides, Country Club Plaza is a cool place to shop or just stroll around. Kansas City is a midsize city that offers everything you need. I hope someday I could go there at least for visiting

I moved here from Houston, Texas. I love the hills and the skyline, traffic isn't bad, great BBQ and nice people.

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.

5 Indianapolis, Indiana

Downtown is so alive and lovely with lot of good restaurants and clubs,fun night life and very walkable

Very down to earth

Very very very fun

6 St. Louis, Missouri St. Louis is an independent city and inland port in the U.S. state of Missouri. It is situated along the western bank of the Mississippi River, which marks Missouri's border with Illinois.

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Lincoln Nebraska is the best city in the WORLD!
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7 Detroit, Michigan Detroit is the largest and most populous city in the U.S. state of Michigan. Located across from Windsor, Ontario, Canada on the Detroit River, Detroit had an estimated population of 672,662 in 2018.

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 Omaha, Nebraska

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

Had to put my city first guys.

Clean and fun

Omaha is the best of summer fun!

9 Des Moines, Iowa

Iowa is a really fun state if you like the cold winters and hot summers

Des Moines has everything that big cities offer; beautiful suburbs, downtown, great size, lots of corporate headquarters for insurance companies, cool historic neighborhoods, and good people! By the end of 2021, Des Moines will have two new highrises, The Fifth and 515 Walnut, a world-class skatepark called Lauridsen Skatepark, and possibly ziplining over the Des Moines River and white-water rafting on the river! Des Moines is projected to have a metro population of 1 million by 2040! ***It's the fastest growing city in the Midwest, with tons of development happening all around the city and the suburbs!

How it's under Omaha is beyond me.

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

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 Cleveland, Ohio

A very pleasant place to put down roots. If you can't decide between city or country, urban or rural, why not pick where you have the best of everything?

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

12 Lincoln, Nebraska

Lots of free things to do, parks, lakes, camping, a good distance to other big cities for vacation spots, and a decent nightlife.

Awesome

13 Columbus, Ohio

One of the most diverse and best cities in the Midwest. Has consistently out performed other cities in grwoth and quality and now is the 2nd largest city in the Midwest behind Chicago.

underrated

14 Council Bluffs, Iowa
15 Grand Island, Nebraska
16 Madison, Wisconsin

Great Midsize City located on a
Magnificent Beautiful Waterfront connecting
2 Inland Lakes together, Home of U W. : )

Amazing Here

17 Grand Rapids, MI

Crushin it!

18 Denver, Colorado Denver, officially the City and County of Denver, is the capital and most populous municipality of the U.S. state of Colorado.

Denver is not in the Midwest.

19 Ann Arbor, Michigan

HAIL!

20 Cedar Rapids, Iowa
21 Duluth, Minnesota

Basically the only tourist our just Minnesotans and a couple of Canadians

Cool up on Lake Superior

22 Eau Claire, Wisconsin

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

23 Wichita, Kansas

It should be at #5

Incredibly underrated city. Love it!

This place rocks. I’ve been both here, all over Kansas, Colorado, and all over Missouri, and Wichita beats them all by far. Much friendly people as well.

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

24 Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Great City

25 Prospect Heights, Illinois

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

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