U.S. Cities With the Best Skylines

List of the best skylines in the USA! Quality over quantity.

The Top Ten

1 Chicago Chicago 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.

It's hard to drive without gazing at this magnificent skyline

Chicago is #5 because yes they have a beautiful skyline but if you take the Willis Tower away, its not very eye opening.

I'm truly in love with the Chicago Skyline!

Chicago's is # 1 without question. The view from the lake is the best in the country. It has Willis, Aon, Trump Tower, and John Hancock which are in the top ten in the US.

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2 New York City New York City The City of New York, often called New York City or simply New York, is the most populous city in the United States.

Go down town to the space needle in Seattle the view is breathtaking

Why is this #1? Best skyline on earth, only a few cities can compare - Dubai, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Singapore.

New York City has the best skyline in the world

So cool! There’s 30 Rock, the ESB, 1 WTC, the Chrysler bldg, and more!

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3 Pittsburgh

LOL Pittsburgh has a fine skyline but nothing like the skyline of the Greatest City on Earth...

Go down town seattle to the space needle the view is breathtaking

Seattle is the best city in the world. Go Seattle seahawks yes

Just a beautiful skyline.

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4 Seattle Seattle Seattle is a seaport city on the west coast of the United States. It is the seat of King County, Washington.

Seattle has won the #1 spot because of its great display of the iconic Space Needle and many more beautiful buildings to go with it.

If you like change your mind with changeable whether, Seattle is no one spot.

I love seattle born and raised the city is the best would not live anywhere else. Go Seahawks

Seattle is the most scenic city in the states by far. With views of the Okympics and Cascade Mountain ranges, along with the Puget Sound and the needle it is simply the best.

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5 Los Angeles Los Angeles

The mountains in the backdrop are amazing but the buildings are uninteresting and not aesthetically pleasing.

I like the mountain backdrop the best.

Seattle no one go seattle seahawks

Los Angeles has a good skykine that becomes amazing with the addition of mountians in the backdrop.

6 Houston

Houston looks stunning if you drive on I-45 North or I-10 West.

SEATTLE IS NUMBER ONE GO SEATTLE SEAHAWKS. GO TO THE SPACE NEEDLE THE VIEW IS BREATHTAKING

I honestly think that this should be in the top 5. I mean with Lake Houston, the unique architecture, and the amount of skyscrapers, how could this city not make the list?

Downtown Houston is very impresive skyline. there are 5 more skylines in houston:
Uptown, larger than most U.S. cities skylines
Texas Medical Center, largest medical center in the world (impresive)
Westchase
Energy Corridor
Midtown

7 Denver Denver

Not much to say but, a beautiful city with a beautiful skyline.

The skyline itself is nice enough but the mountains make it special. It deserves to be in the top ten.

The mountains are what makes this skyline great.

Republic Plaza, 1801 California, Wells Fargo Center (aka the Cash Register Building), Four Seasons, all backrounded by the great rocky mountains.

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8 Miami

Miami has a fast growning skyline with a great beach location. Miami could be atop the list very soon.

I Believe that New York and Chicago are the Top dogs, but Miami is growing immensely and by 2020, we might have Miami as Number 2! In addition, New York will always be #1 and I'm thrilled for that because NY deserves it!

SEATTLE IS NUMBER ONE GO TO THE SPACE NEEDLE THE VIEW IS BREATHTAKING

9 Philadelphia Philadelphia Philadelphia is the largest city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the sixth-most populous city in the United States, with an estimated population of 1,567,872 and more than 6 million in the seventh-largest metropolitan statistical area, as of 2016. Philadelphia is the economic and cultural anchor ...read more.

With the comcast innovation and technology center nearing completion, and soon the 87-story transit terminal tower (2901 Arch Street) and the other skyscrapers of the Schuylkill Yards project, Philadelphia has one of the most perfect skylines in the US, with more improvements to come

Philadelphia has a tall and figured skyline. I live its location and density even-ness.

Philadelphia hands down

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10 St. Louis St. Louis

How could you not vote in a city with an architectural masterpiece such as the Gateway Arch onto the list?

Although the buildings don't have much to offer, the Arch makes it very unique

Go to Seattle unbelievable. The number one skylines

A city with a 630 ft tall monument! Come on now. St. Louis rocks!

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The Contenders

11 Portland Portland Portland is the largest city in the U.S. state of Oregon and the seat of Multnomah County. It is a major port in the Willamette Valley region of the Pacific Northwest, at the confluence of the Willamette and Columbia Rivers.

Seattle is number one

Oregon

12 Dallas

Dallas' growing skyline is only getting better with the addition of the Museum Tower and future planned projects. It will be complemented in the future by a much better Trinity River area.

Dallas is way better than Philadelphia!

Dallas Skyline is probably one of the nicest things you'll ever witness when visiting the area!

D town

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13 Detroit

SEATTLE IS NUMBER ONE GO SEATTLE SEAHAWKS YES

There are few cities in the u.s. that can compare to Detroit's historic skyline. Thought to be 3rd in ranking for pre depression skyscrapers.

1920'S era skyscrapers are stunning..even more so since the massive renovations that have taken place in the past several years.

14 San Francisco San Francisco San Francisco, officially the City and County of San Francisco, is the cultural, commercial, and financial center of Northern California.

San Fransico is a city of its own. The Transamerica Pyramid creates the skyline.

SF's skyline is underrated. The Transamerica Pyramid and the Golden Gate Bridge should put it in the top ten.

SEATTLE IS NUMBER ONE GO SEATTLE SEAHAWKS. GO TO THE SPACE NEEDLE THE VIEW IS BREATHTAKING

15 Corpus Christi

Houston,Dallas has better downtowns

SEATTLE ROCKS

16 Cincinnati, OH

Be far one of the most beautiful

It's Seattle wa sorry

Best view is from I-71 in KY

17 Minneapolis

Gorgeously modern, extremely well-balanced skyline.

Beautiful modern skyline and many things to do downtown.

Stunning modern looking skyline - almost all glass and each building is unique.

One of the greatest and often overlooked cities in the USA. This list should be:

1. New York
2. Chicago
3. Miami
4. Seattle
From here it's anybody's guess:

Los Angeles
Minneapolis
Atlanta
Philadelphia

There are a half-dozen other cities that do not belong on this list at all.

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18 Fort Wayne

Seattle is number one go seattle seahawks. GO to the space needle the view is breathtaking

SEATTLE IS NUMBER ONE GO SEATTLE SEAHAWKS

19 Indianapolis
20 Baltimore

Baltimore > New York
Go Ravens!

SEATTLE IS NUMBER ONE

21 Long Beach

SEATTLE IS NUMBER ONE GO SEATTLE SEAHAWKS. GO TO THE SPACE NEEDLE THE VIEW IS BREATHTAKING

22 Charlotte

Beautiful skyline. Look at pics from 10 or 20 years ago to see how much it's changed

To bad it's Seattle is number one

-Dynamic Skyline
-Extremely dense and not scattered like Austin, Houston or Atlanta
-Impressive skyline for a city under 1million residents
-One of the fastest growing skylines in USA
-Clean & Modern

SEATTLE IS NUMBER ONE GO SEATTLE SEAHAWKS YES. GO TO THE SPACE NEEDLE THE VIEW IS BREATHTAKING

23 Boston Boston

Great skyline with the Hancock Tower, the new Millenium Tower and the Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge. One International Place and the historic Custom House Tower are also great buildings.

Boston is GORGEOUS!

best city

SEATTLE IS NUMBER ONE GO SEATTLE SEAHAWKS. GO TO THE SPACE NEEDLE THE VIEW IS BREATHTAKING

24 Atlanta

I find Atlanta skyline is beautiful and very inviting.. This skyline can easily be put in the Middle East.. And it looks as if it's turning while your driving through the city. In my book it's the best skyline of the dirty south.

All three of atlanta skylines makes it unique and beautiful.

A beautiful, new, shiny skyline rising out of a beautiful emerald forest!

SEATTLE IS NUMBER ONE GO SEATTLE SEAHAWKS. GO TO THE SPACE NEEDLE THE VIEW IS BREATHTAKING

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25 Anchorage

Seattle is number one go seattle seahawks

26 Austin

SEATTLE WA MY HOME. GO SEATTLE SEAHAWKS YES. GO TO THE SPACE NEEDLE THE VIEW IS BREATHTAKING

SEATTLE IS NUMBER ONE

Austin, my home. I'm saddened I have to put ATX at #8 but it is only because its is still growing. Fast. It is already beaustiful with the Austonian, 360 Condos, and Spring looking over Town Lake but there is so much going on in downtown, the city is going to change face by 2017. The Waller Center towers should be a new tallest for the city with no height restricions, and the 50 floor fairmont hotel will open eyes as Austin becomes Americas next major city.

27 San Diego San Diego
28 Kansas City Royals Kansas City Royals

Why is the city's baseball team on the list but the city isn't?

29 New Orleans

SEATTLE IS NUMBER ONE GO SEATTLE SEAHAWKS. GO TO THE SPACE NEEDLE THE VIEW IS BREATHTAKING

SEATTLE IS NUMBER ONE. SORRY

30 Louisville
31 Washington, D.C.

Let's get real the number one city ls Seattle wa

SEATTLE IS NUMBER ONE GO SEATTLE SEAHAWKS YES

Doesn't even have skyscrapers! Plus forgot pheonix!

32 Tampa

Right near a riverwalk with very many restaurants, huge skyscrapers, an aquarium, and a built in trolley and Amtrak Monorail station.

SEATTLE IS NUMBER ONE GO SEATTLE SEAHAWKS

33 Salt Lake City

Fast growing skyline. Scenic mountains. View of temple

It's seattle

34 Savannah

SEATTLE IS NUMBER ONE

I think apart from augusta,Atlanta and macon shavannah probberly it's a skyline

35 Columbus

Very good-looking skyline for a beautiful city. An overall attractive city a good place to live and raise a family!

36 Akron
37 Phoenix
38 Cleveland
39 Las Vegas Las Vegas Las Vegas, officially the City of Las Vegas and often known simply as Vegas, is the 28th-most populated city in the United States, the most populated city in the state of Nevada, and the county seat of Clark County.

There’s the Stratosphere, all the hotels, the Eiffel Tower and the High Roller ferris wheel... it’s really cool!

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