50 States and DC ranked by Zombie Apocalypse survivability

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20. Virginia

Virginia is a state with a diverse geography, from Shenandoah National Park to the Appalachian Trail. The beautiful landscape will yield places to hunt and fish, and if you can build a shelter you might have a great spot tucked away on a hill in the wilderness, away from the zombies.

However, if you’re on the coast then Virginia Beach will afford a great place to stay. Take refuge in a seaside resort like Madison and Alicia Clark did on Season 2 of Fear the Walking Dead. Once you clear out the zombies, fortify the entrances and get the generators running. Plant crops on balconies. You’ll be set.

Richmond is the capital of Virginia and if you’re looking for an urban setting this would be a good place to go because it’s a big city with a harbor and that could be useful in the fight against zombies. Other places you might utilize as a shelter are George Washington’s Mount Vernon or Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello. Both have been around for centuries. They have survived wars. They will make it through a zombie outbreak. And if you really want to go back to the basics, you could take up residence at the site of the Jamestown Settlement or Colonial Williamsburg.