These Are The 10 Best And Worst Cities To Survive A Zombie Apocalypse In

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Surviving a zombie apocalypse is something that only takes place in movies but it’s still worth knowing how society would fare in the far-fetched scenario. A new study has determined the best and worst cities in America for surviving a zombie apocalypse and it’s actually surprising to see how the top 5 came out.

The study from Lawn Love ranked Americans cities based on Vulnerability, Hideouts, Supplies, Protection, and Mobility. Those ranks were then compiled into a comprehensive score.

Coming in at #1, the safest city in America in the event of a zombie apocalypse, is Houston, Texas. Houston ranked #2 overall in Supplies, #1 in Protection, and #4 in Mobility. Surprisingly, coming in at #2 was New York City which ranked #1 in Supplies, #3 in Mobility, and #7 in Protection.

10 Safest American Cities During A Zombie Apocalypse

  1. Houston, TX
  2. New York, NY
  3. San Antonio, TX
  4. Miami, FL
  5. Los Angeles, CA
  6. Austin, TX
  7. San Diego, CA
  8. Las Vegas, NV
  9. Chicago, IL
  10. Orlando, FL

Texas and Florida represented along with Southern California. There’s certainly some combination of ‘guns + access to oceans/Gulf of Mexico to escape in’ being factored in there.

Now for the flip side, the places you don’t want to find yourself.

Worst Cities In The USA During A Zombie Apocalypse

  1. Miramar, FL
  2. Jackson, MS
  3. North Las Vegas, NV
  4. Paterson, NJ
  5. Pembroke Pines, FL
  6. Surprise, AZ
  7. Detroit, MI
  8. Port St. Lucie, FL
  9. Garden Grove, CA
  10. West Valley City, UT

The cities receiving poor scores, which can all be found on the Lawn Love study, all seemed to be ‘stuck’ somewhere, for lack of a better phrase. I mean that in the sense that people in a zombie apocalypse wouldn’t be able to easily escape elsewhere and do so loaded up with supplies.