10 Cities That Can Survive an Apocalypse
Where you live may be the most important determining factor when it comes to whether you survive an apocalyptic disaster. “Finding yourself in a highly populated urban center, competing with violent crowds for dwindling resources, will usually not end well. If the scarcity doesn’t get you, the resulting chaos certainly will,” Richard Duarte, a personal injury attorney in Miami and author of Surviving Doomsday, told realtor.com®. “On the other hand, being in a low-density rural location, with more abundant natural resources and far fewer mouths to feed, will dramatically increase your chances of surviving the crisis.”
Realtor.com® researchers analyzed the 200 largest U.S. metros to identify the cities with the best chances of surviving a nuclear apocalypse, using criteria such as the percentage of realtor.com® listings with a lake, pond, or well for drinking water; a safe room, panic room, or bunker; solar panels or hydropower (in case the electricity goes out); population density; percentage of health care workers; and percentage of landmass covered by fresh water.
Realtor.com® determined that the following are the 10 best places to survive a nuclear apocalypse:
- Kansas City, Mo.
- New Haven, Conn.
- Ann Arbor, Mich.
- Hagerstown, Md.
- Springfield, Mass.
- Manchester, N.H.
- Duluth, Minn.
- San Luis Obispo, Calif.
- Crestview, Fla.
- Lincoln, Neb.
Source: “The Best and Worst cities in America to Survive the Apocalypse,” realtor.com® (Oct. 30, 2017)