Top Ten Best Cities In the Midwest United States


The Top Ten

1 Chicago, Illinois

Great Capital of The Midwest

2 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!

3 Kansas City, Missouri

The best by far

Gorgeous City! Just a very cool city.

KC might not be the biggest city but you CANNOT argue with Kansas City BBQ!

4 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!

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...

5 Omaha, Nebraska

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

Had to put my city first guys. - EpicJake

6 Indianapolis, Indiana

Very down to earth

7 Des Moines, Iowa

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

It's amazing

8 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

9 St. Louis, Missouri St. Louis, Missouri
10 Lincoln, Nebraska

The Contenders

11 Cincinnati, Ohio
12 Cleveland, Ohio
13 Council Bluffs, Iowa
14 Columbus, Ohio
15 Grand Island, Nebraska
16 Denver, Colorado Denver, Colorado

Denver is not in the Midwest. - TopTenJackson

17 Madison, Wisconsin
18 Grand Rapids, MI
19 Eau Claire, Wisconsin

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

20 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.

21 Saint Clair Shores, MI
22 Cedar Rapids, Iowa
23 Augusta, Wisconsin
24 Wichita, Kansas
25 Sioux Falls, South Dakota
26 Springfield, Missouri
27 Duluth, Minnesota
28 Ann Arbor, Michigan
29 Dayton, Ohio
30 Prospect Heights, Illinois
31 Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin
32 Muskegon, MI
33 Glen Arbor, MI
34 Grosse Pointe, MI
35 Grosse Pointe Shores, MI
36 Grosse Pointe Woods, MI
37 Holland, MI
38 Rochester, MI
39 Rochester Hills, MI
40 Harrison Township, MI
41 Grosse Pointe Farms, MI
42 Port Huron, MI
43 Ludington, MI
44 Huron Point, MI
45 Grand Haven, MI
46 New Haven, MI
47 South Haven, MI
48 Dearborn, MI
49 Novi, MI
50 Livonia, MI
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