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List of city nicknames in the United States

    This partial '''list of city nicknames in the United States''' compiles the aliases sobriquets and slogans that city|cities are sometimes known by, officially and unofficially to locals outsiders or their tourism boards
    A separate list of city nicknames is also available; that list covers other countries as well as certain common types of nicknames such as birthplaces self-proclaimed capitals and comparative nicknames

    Cities (listed by state)

    Alabama

    • Birmingham
      • The Magic City
      • The Pittsburgh of the South
    • Huntsville
      • Rocket City
    • Mobile
      • The City of Five Flags

    Alaska

    • Anchorage
      • The End of the World
      • Anchortown
    • Kenai
      • The Village With a Past the City With a Future

    Arizona

    • Phoenix
      • Dirty P-H-X
      • Valley of the Sun
    • Tucson
      • The Old Pueblo

    Arkansas

    • Jonesboro
      • The City of Churches
      • The Crepe Myrtle City
      • J-Town
      • Joneburr
    • Little Rock
      • The City of Roses
    • Lowell
      • The Town With a Past the City With a Future

    California

    • Baldwin California|Baldwin Park]
      • The City That Time Forgot
    • Berkeley
      • Berzerkeley
      • The People's Republic of Berkeley
    • Castroville
      • Artichoke Center of the World
    • Coachella
      • City of Eternal Sunshine - Gateway to the Salton Sea
    • El Cajon
      • Polite City of El Cajon
      • Hub of East County
    • Fallbrook
      • Avocado Capital of the World
    • Forestville
      • Poison Oak Capital of the World
    • Fresno
      • Raisin Capital of the World
      • Armpit of California
    • Gilroy
      • Garlic Capital of the World
    • Gold Beach
      • City of Gold
    • Greenfield
      • Broccoli Capital of the World
    • Hawthorne
      • The City of Good Neighbors
    • Hollywood
      • Hollyweird
      • Show Business Capital of the World
      • Tinseltown
    • Holtville
      • The Carrot Capital of the World
    • Indio
      • Date Capital of the World
      • The City of Festivals
    • Isleton
      • Crawdad Town
    • Kelseyville
      • Pear Capital of the World
    • Lancaster
      • The Heart of the Antelope Valley
    • Lemon Grove
      • Best Climate on Earth
    • Lodi
      • Grape Capital of the World
    • Los Angeles
      • The Entertainment Capital of the World
      • The Big Orange
      • City of Angels
      • The City of Champions
      • City of Flowers and Sunshine
      • La-La Land -- although this is more commonly used to refer to Hollywood which is a part of Los Angeles)
    • Marysville
      • Gateway to the Gold Fields
    • Monterey
      • The Cradle of History
    • Oakdale
      • Cowboy Capital of the World
      • Oaktown
    • Oakland
      • Oaktown
    • Oroville
      • City of Gold
    • Oxnard
      • Strawberry Capital of the World
    • Palmdale
      • Aerospace Capital of America
    • Pasadena
      • City of Roses
    • Patterson
      • Apricot Capital of the World
    • Pearsonville
      • Hubcap Capital of the World
    • Petaluma
      • Egg Basket of the World
    • Placerville
      • Hangtown
    • Poway
      • The City in the Country
    • Reseda
      • The Hub of the West Valley -- referring to the San Fernando Valley
    • Sacramento
      • Sac
      • Sac-Town
      • River City
    • San Diego
      • America's Finest City (since 1972)
      • America's biggest small town
      • City in Motion (until 1972)
      • Dago (tourists and sailors only rare)
      • The Plymouth of the West
      • Slow Death -- among punk rock fans
    • San Francisco
      • Baghdad by the Bay
      • City of Love
      • Frisco (never used by locals - a shibboleth whereby visitors distinguish themselves)
      • Golden Gate City
      • Shaky Town
      • Fog City/Fogtown
      • The City
      • The City That Knows How
    • San Jose
      • San Ho
      • San Hose
      • San Joe-Z
      • The Capital of Silicon Valley
      • The Garden City
    • Santa Monica
      • Dogtown
      • People's Republic of Santa Monica
    • Selma
      • Raisin Capital of the World
    • Sonoma
      • The Queen of the Southern Mines
    • Stockton
      • California's Sunrise Seaport
      • Stock-Town
    • Thousand Oaks
      • TO
    • Tulelake
      • Horseradish Capital of the World
    • Vallejo
      • V-Town
    • Venice Beach
      • Dogtown
    • Victor
      • City of Gold
    • West Hollywood
      • Boystown
      • The Creative City
    • Westwood
      • Home of Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox

    Colorado

    • Aurora
      • Gateway to the Rockies
    • Boulder
      • The People's Republic
    • Denver
      • City of the Plains
      • Convention City
      • Gateway to the Rockies
      • The Mile-High City
      • Queen City
    • Fort Collins
      • The Choice City

    Connecticut

    • Bridgeport
      • Park City
    • Danbury
      • Hat City
    • New Haven
      • Elm City
    • Waterbury
      • Brass City

    District of Columbia

    • Washington DC
      • Capital City
      • Chocolate City -- referring to the number of African Americans and the a name of a song by Parliament
      • Dark City
      • DC
      • News Capital of the World

    Florida

    • Apopka
      • Indoor Foliage Capital of the World
    • Boca Raton
      • spam capital of the world
    • DeLand
    • Fort Lauderdale
      • Venice of America
    • Fort Myers
      • The City of Palms
    • Gainesville
      • Hogtown
    • Key West
      • Southernmost City
      • Conch Republic
    • Melbourne
    • Miami
      • Magic City
      • Little Cuba
      • Vice City
    • Orlando
      • The City Beautiful
      • O-Town

    Georgia

    • Albany
    • Atlanta
      • A-Town -- popular among hip hop fans
      • Hotlanta
      • The Athens of the South
      • The Dirty A-T-L
      • The Phoenix City (of the South)
      • The New York of the South
      • The City Too Busy to Hate
      • The City In The Forest
      • Dogwood City
      • Gate City of the South
    • Augusta
      • The Garden City
      • Home of the Masters
    • Lilburn
      • The City of Champions

    Idaho

    • Boise
      • The City of Trees
    • Idaho Falls
      • IF
    • Rigby
      • Birthplace of TV

    Illinois

    • Champaign-Urbana Illinois
      • Chambana
      • Shampoo-Banana
      • Urpaign
    • Chicago
      • Chi town
      • City of Big Shoulders
      • Cowtown
      • Hog Butcher of the World
      • Second City
      • Slaughterhouse of the World
      • Windy City
      • Chicagoland for the surrounding area
    • Galena
      • The City That Time Forgot
    • Joliet
      • The City of Champions

    Indiana

    • Churubusco
      • Turtle Town USA
    • Fort Wayne
      • Summit City
      • City of Churches
    • Gary and Hammond
      • "the Region" (encompasses most of Lake County Indiana adjacent to Chicago)
    • Indianapolis
      • Circle City
      • Naptown
      • Railroad City
    • Kokomo
      • City of Firsts
    • Muncie
      • Middletown (after Middletown a pioneering sociological study conducted there)

    Iowa

    • Burlington
      • The Loader/Backhoe Capital of the World
    • Cedar Rapids
      • The City of Five Seasons
    • Council Bluffs
      • Iowa's Leading Edge Council-Tucky
    • Davenport/Bettendorf Iowa / Moline/East Moline/Rock Island Illinois
      • The Quad Cities
    • Sumner
      • City With a Future

    Kansas

    • Lansing
      • City With a Future
    • Wichita
      • Air Capital
      • Cowtown
      • Emerald City

    Kentucky

    • Crestwood
      • Whiskers
    • Louisville
      • City of Beautiful Churches
      • Derby City
      • Falls City

    Louisiana

    • New Orleans
      • The Big Easy
      • The City That Time Forgot
      • The Crescent City
      • The Queen City of the South

    Maine

    • Bangor
      • The Queen City
    • Portland
      • Forest City
      • Hill City

    Maryland

    • Annapolis
      • Crabtown
      • Naptown
      • The Sailing Capital of the World
    • Baltimore
      • Balmo or Balmer -- imitations of the local pronunciation of Baltimore
      • Charm City
      • Mob Town
      • Monument City
    • Columbia
      • The Next America
    • Frederick
      • Fredneck -- derogatory reference to rednecks
    • Hagerstown
      • The Gateway to Western Maryland
    • Salisbury
      • The Crossroads of Delmarva

    Massachusetts

    • Boston
      • Athens of America
      • Beantown
      • The City of Kind Hearts
      • The Cradle of Liberty
      • The Hub -- short for hub of the universe (Oliver Wendel Holmes Jr)
      • Purity City
    • Brockton
      • The City of Champions
    • Cambridge
      • Moscow on the Charles (for its extreme left politics)
      • The People's Republic of Cambridge
    • Leominster
      • Pioneer Plastic City (Note: it is where the original plastic pink lawn flamingoes were first manufactured)
    • Lynn
      • Lynn Lynn City of Sin
      • City of Firsts (1989-1995)
      • The Phoenix (1970s-1980s)
    • Rockport
      • The Mendocino of the East
    • Salem
      • City of Witches
      • The Witch City
    • Westfield
      • The Whip City

    Michigan

    • Albion
      • The Smart City
    • Battle Creek
      • Cereal City
    • Detroit
      • The City of Champions
      • The Motor City
      • Motown
      • D-Town
    • Grand Rapids
      • Furniture City
      • Second City of Michigan
      • The Valley City
    • Jackson
      • Birthplace of the Republican Party
    • Kalamazoo
      • Celery City
      • Kazoo (often spelled in print as "K'zoo")
    • Newberry
      • Moose Capital of Michigan
    • Niles
      • The City of Four Flags
    • Sault Ste Marie
      • The Soo
    • Sturgis
      • Curtain Rod Capital of the World

    Minnesota

    • Bemidji
      • Home of Paul Bunyan & Babe the Blue Ox
    • Brainerd
      • Home of Paul Bunyan & Babe the Blue Ox
    • International Falls
      • The Icebox of the United States
    • Mankato
      • City With a Future
    • Minneapolis
      • Mill City
      • The Minni Apple
      • Murderapolis -- during the early 1990s
      • The City of Lakes
      • Flour City (19th Century early 20th)
      • The Twin Cities (with St. Paul)
    • Monett
      • City With a Future
    • Mountain Minnesota|Mountain Iron]
      • Taconite Capital of the World
    • St Paul
      • Moscow on the Mississippi
      • The Twin Cities (with Minneapolis)

    Mississippi

    • Jackson
      • Chimneyville
    • Vicksburg
      • The Gibraltar of America

    Missouri

    • Cape Girardeau
      • The Rose City
    • Chadwick Missouri
      • The Copperhead Capital of the World
    • Kansas City
      • City of Fountains
      • Cowtown
      • Heart of America
    • St Louis
      • City With a Future
      • The Gateway City
      • Gateway to the West
      • St Louie (strongly discouraged in most contexts)
      • The "Lou"
      • The Mound City
    • Springfield
      • Queen City of the Ozarks
      • Birthplace of Route 66

    Montana

    • Butte
      • Copper City

    Nevada

    • Las Vegas
      • City of Lights
      • Entertainment Capital of the World
      • Sin City
      • Lost Wages
    • Reno
      • The Biggest Little City in the World
      • Skeeno -- among punk rock fans
    • Winnemucca
      • City of Paved Streets

    New Jersey

    • East Orange
      • Illtown -- popular among hip hop fans
    • Jersey City
      • Chilltown -- popular among hip hop fans
      • The JC
    • Newark
      • Brick City
      • The Armpit of New Jersey
    • Paterson
      • P-Town
      • Silk City

    New Mexico

    • Albuquerque
      • The Duke City
    • Gallup
      • Drunk-Driving Capital of America
    • Santa Fe
      • The City Different
    • Santa Rosa
      • The Scuba Capital of New Mexico

    New York

    • Amsterdam
      • The Carpet City
    • Binghamton
      • Parlor City
      • Carousel Capital of the World
    • Buffalo
      • Bison City
      • The City of Good Neighbors
      • The Nickel City
      • The Queen City (of the Great Lakes)
    • Cooperstown
    • Fulton
      • City With a Future
    • Geneva
      • Lake Trout Capital of the World
    • Hammondsport
      • Cradle of Aviation
    • New City]
      • The Big Apple
      • Baghdad-on-the-Hudson (an O Henry name for it)
      • The Capital of the World
      • Liberty City according to Grand Theft Auto Series
      • The City
      • The City So Nice They Named It Twice
      • The City That Never Sleeps (from New New York (song)#Kander-Ebb|a song by ] Kander and Ebb)
      • Empire City
      • Gotham
      • The Melting Pot
      • The Dirty City
    • Rochester
      • The Flour City
      • The Flower City
      • Crochester
      • Kodak City
      • Ra-Cha-Cha
      • Snapshot City
    • Rye
      • Border Town
    • Saratoga Springs
      • The Spa City
      • Toga (slang term less used)
    • Schenectady
      • The Electric City
    • Syracuse
      • Salt City
      • Central City
      • The 'Cuse
      • Typewriter City
      • City of Bridges
    • Troy
      • The Collar City

    North Carolina

    • Cape Hatteras
      • The Graveyard of the Atlantic
    • Charlotte
      • Hornet's Nest
      • Queen City
      • Crunkville
    • Durham
      • Bull City
      • City of Medicine
    • Raleigh
      • City of Jennifer Brewer's birth
      • City of Oaks
    • Wilmington
      • The Port City
      • The River City

    North Dakota

    • Hoople
      • Tater Town

    Ohio

    • Akron
      • Rubber City
    • Bryan
      • The Fountain City
    • Cincinnati
      • Queen City (of the West)
      • Porkopolis
      • Since It's Nasty
      • The Nati
    • Cleveland
      • America's North Coast
      • Mistake on the Lake
    • Columbus
      • Cowtown
      • The Crossroads of Ohio
    • Dayton
      • Gem City
      • Birthplace of aviation
    • Massillon
      • City With a Future
    • Toledo
      • The Glass City
      • Frog Town
      • Corn City
    • Youngstown
      • Murdertown USA (1963-?)
      • Y-town
      • Yo (often used in mailing addresses)

    Oklahoma

    • Altus
      • The City With a Future to Share
    • Beaver
      • Cow Chip Throwing Capital of the World
    • Norman
      • Weather Capital of the World
    • Oklahoma City
      • The Renaissance City
      • The City (of Oklahoma)

    Oregon

    • Albany
      • Home of the Timber Carnival
    • Bandon
      • Storm Capital of the World
    • Coos Bay
      • City With a Future
    • Cornelius
      • Oregon's Family Town
    • Hillsboro
      • Hillsburrito
    • Hood River
      • Windsurfing Capital of the World
    • Keizer
      • Iris Capital of the World
    • Milton-Freewater
      • The Home of Low-Cost Utilities
      • Muddy Frogwater Country
    • Pendelton
      • The Real West
    • Portland (see section in the city's main article for more examples)
      • City of Roses
      • Rip City
      • Stumptown
    • Rogue Valley
      • Pear Capital of the World
    • Salem
      • The Cherry City

    Pennsylvania

    • Allentown
      • Cement City
    • Bethlehem
      • ChristmasCity
    • Erie
      • The Gem
    • Hershey
      • Chocolate Town USA
    • Lancaster
      • Red Rose City (In the War of the Roses the red rose was the symbol of the House of Lancaster)
    • Philadelphia
      • City of Brotherly Love
      • Philly
      • Quaker City
      • Rebel Capital of the World
    • Pittsburgh
      • The Birmingham of America
      • The 'Burgh
      • City of Bridges
      • The City of Champions
      • Iron City
      • Steel City
    • York
      • White Rose City (In the War of the Roses the white rose was the symbol of the House of York)

    Puerto Rico

    • Aibonito
      • The cold city
      • City of flowers
    • Bayamón
      • City of the cowboys
    • Caguas
      • Country city
    • Carolina
      • Giant city
    • Cayey
      • City of the bulls
    • Fajardo
      • Hardface city
    • Humacao
      • The gray city
    • Guayama
      • Witch city
    • Lares
    • Mayagüez
    • Ponce
      • City of the lions
      • The senior city
    • Quebradillas
      • City of the pirates

    Rhode Island

    • Bristol
      • America's Most Patriotic Town
    • Providence
      • Beehive of Industry
      • Downcity (Downtown area)
    • Woonsocket
      • A City on the Move

    South Carolina

    • Charleston
      • America's Most Historic City
      • Palmetto City
      • The Holy City
      • Chucktown

    Tennessee

    • Bristol
      • Food City
    • Chattanooga
      • Dynamo of Dixie
      • The Scenic City
      • Chat Town
    • Clarksville
      • The Queen City
      • Gateway to the New South
      • ClarksVegas
      • The Ville
      • C-Ville
    • Knoxville
      • The Marble City
      • K-Town
      • The Streaking Capital of the World
    • Memphis
      • Birthplace of the Blues
      • The River City
      • Bluff City
      • M-Town
    • Nashville
      • The Athens of the South
      • Music City
      • The Protestant Vatican
      • Ca$hville
      • NashVegas
    • Oak Tennessee|Oak Ridge]
      • The Secret City
      • The Atomic City

    Texas

    • Alpine
      • Gateway to the Big Bend
    • Dallas
      • Big D
      • Cowtown
      • Metroplex (with Fort Worth)
    • Duncanville
      • The City of Champions
    • El Paso
      • EP
      • Sun City Texas
      • The City With a Legend
      • Hell Paso
    • Fort Worth
      • Cowtown
      • Fort Worthless
      • Metroplex (with Dallas)
    • Fort Hancock
      • The Dump
    • Houston
      • Bayou City
      • Clutch City
      • H-Town
      • Magnolia City
      • Oil capital of the world
      • Space City - "Houston" first word uttered on the moon by Neil Armstrong to NASA
    • Huntsville
      • Prison City
    • Lubbock
      • The Hub of the Plains
    • Marshall
      • Athens of Texas
      • City of Seven Flags
      • Gateway to Texas
      • Pottery Capital of the World
    • San Antonio
      • Alamo City
      • Mission City
      • River City
      • SA Town
    • Tyler
      • City of Roses
      • Rose Capital of the World

    Utah

    • Tremonton
      • City With a Future

    Vermont

    • Burlington
      • The Queen City
      • The People's Republic of Burlington (used when Bernie Sanders was mayor)

    Virginia

    • Petersburg
      • Cockade City
    • Portsmouth VA
      • P-Town
    • Richmond
      • River City
      • Easy to Love
      • Capital of the Confederacy
    • Lynchburg
      • Lunchburg
    • Cheaspeake VA
      • The 'peake
    • Virginia Beach VA
      • Vah-Beach

    Washington

    • Bickleton
      • Bluebird Capital of the World
    • Redmond
      • Mordor
      • Nerdburg
    • Seattle
      • Emerald City -- official since 1982
      • Jet City
      • Queen City (of the Pacific Northwest) -- official from 1869-1982
    • Spokane
      • Lilac City
      • Spokavegas
      • Spokompton
      • Spokanistan
      • Spokaloo
      • Spotucky
      • Spokorn
    • Tacoma
      • City of Destiny
      • Tackyoma
    • Toppenish
      • Where The West Lives On
      • City of Murals
      • City of Murals and Museums
    • Walla Walla
      • The City That Was So Nice They Named It Twice
      • Walla2
      • Wallyworld
    • Wenatchee
      • Apple Capital of the World
    • Yakima
      • The Palm Springs of Washington

    West Virginia

    • Wheeling
      • Nail City
    • Charleston
      • Chemicalville

    Wisconsin

    • Appleton
      • The Little Apple
    • Green Bay
      • Titletown U S A
    • Madison
      • Four Lake City
      • Mad City
    • Milwaukee
      • Cream City
      • Flour City
      • Beer City
    • Portage
      • Crazytown

    Wyoming

    • Cody
      • Rodeo Capital of the World
    • Douglas
      • Jackalope Capital of the World
    • Frannie
      • The Biggest Little Town in Wyoming
    • Laramie
      • Gem City of the Plains
    • Lowell
      • The Rose City of Wyoming

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