Looking for some of the top-ranked Nicknames, Aliases, Mottos and Slogans of a few of America’s cities?  CULTUREIFY has taken a few tips from a variety of resources, texts and history books and added the nicknames below. While the list is not comprehensive, and possibly not always accurate, we continue ever onward verifying and re-verifying while adding to these names. If our readers and listeners have a suggested Nickname, Alias, Motto, or Slogan for your city (that’s printable) send us an e-mail to, and we’ll verify and add to the ever growing list of names.

When looking for cities nicknames, you’ll find them here beginning with A-H , I-S, or T-Z.

International Falls, MN The Icebox of the United States

Isleton, CA Crawdad Town, USA

Jackson, MS Chimneyville

Kalamazoo, MI Celery City

Kansas City, KS Heart of America

Kokomo, IN City of Firsts

Keizer, OR Iris Capital of the World

Kelseyville, CA Pear Capital of the World (but see here).

Laramie, WY Gem City of the Plains

Las Vegas, NV Sin City

Las Vegas, NV Entertainment Capital of the World

Las Vegas, NV City of Lights

Las Vegas, NV (downtown) Glitter Gulch

Las Vegas, NV (downtown) The Strip

Los Angeles, CA The Big Orange

Los Angeles, CA City of Angels

Los Angeles, CA City of Flowers and Sunshine

Louisville, KY City of Beautiful Churches

Louisville, KY Falls City

Lowell, WY The Rose City of Wyoming

Madison, WI Four Lake City

Marysville, CA Gateway to the Gold Fields

Meeteetse, WY Where Chiefs Meet

Memphis, TN Bluff City

Miami, FL Little Cuba

Miami, FL Magic City

Milwaukee, WI Cream City

Minneapolis, MN Flour City

Minneapolis, MN The Mini Apple

Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN The Twin Cities

Mobile, AL City of Five Flags

Nashville, TN Music City, USA

New Haven, CT Elm City

New Orleans, LA The Big Easy

New Orleans, LA The Crescent City

New York, NY The Big Apple

New York, NY The Capital of the World

New York, NY The City that Never Sleeps

New York, NY Gotham

New York, NY Empire City

New York, NY The Melting Pot

Oakdale, CA Cowboy Capital of the World

Oakland, CA Oaktown

Oxnard, CA Strawberry Capital of the World (but see here).

Pasadena, CA City of Roses

Patterson, CA Apricot Capital of the World

Pearsonville, CA Hubcap Capital of the World

Petaluma, CA Egg Basket of the World

Petra The Rose Red City

Philadelphia City of Brotherly Love

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Rebel Capital

Philadelphia, PA Mortal City (per Dar Williams)

Pittsburgh, PA Steel City

Pittsburgh, PA The ‘Burgh

Pittsburgh, PA Iron City

Pittsburgh, PA The Birmingham of America

Placerville, CA Hangtown

Portland, ME Forest City

Portland, ME Hill City

Portland, OR City of Roses

Providence, RI Beehive of Industry

Redmond, WA Nerdburg

Reno, NV The Biggest Little City in the World

Rigby, Idaho Birthplace of TV

Rochester, NY Kodak City

Rochester, NY Snapshot City

Rockport, MA The Mendocino of the East

Rye, New York Border Town

Sacramento, CA River City

Saint Louis, MO Gateway to the West

Saint Paul, MN Moscow on the Mississippi

Salem, MA City of Witches

San Antonio, TX Alamo City

San Antonio, TX Mission City

San Diego, CA The Plymouth of the West

San Diego, CA America’s Finest City

San Francisco, CA The Golden Gate City

San Francisco, CA Shaky Town

North San Jose, CA The Golden Triangle

Santa Rosa, NM The SCUBA-diving capital of New Mexico

Saratoga Springs, NY Spa City

Savannah, GA Garden City

Seattle, WA The Emerald City

Selma, CA Raisin Capital of the World

Sonora, CA The Queen of the Southern Mines

Stockton, CA California’s Sunrise Seaport

Sturgis, Michigan Curtain Rod Capital of the World

Syracuse, NY Salt City

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