25 best cities for surviving a zombie apocalypse

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Interior region of San Luis Obispo County (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)
Interior region of San Luis Obispo County (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images) /

San Luis Obispo, CA

When viewers watched The Walking Dead spinoff, Fear the Walking Dead, they quickly learned that California might not be an ideal location to survive a zombie apocalypse. Many studies suggest that places like Los Angeles are not great for thwarting the undead’s efforts at world annihilation, but some areas rank very high when it comes to withstanding cannibal corps drama, especially San Luis Obispo in southern Cali.

A report indicates that San Luis Obispo is the third best city to hold off the living corps invasion falling behind Deltona and Lubbock but outranking most of the other major cities in California. There were several factors taken into consideration, like houses with water sources, safe rooms, and alternative energy capabilities. Gun Stockpiles and the personnel to utilize them were also factors that favored the city by the sea, giving them a favorable score.

The population density was checked to see how the city fares when it comes to protection professionals and medical workers. San Luis Obispo has an impressive Fire Department, SWAT team, and a zombie prepared Sheriff’s Office, as well as a substantial amount of medics adding to the many reasons this town has what it takes to survive any type of living corps outbreak.

The city of San Luis Obispo was once highly revered as the happiest city in America, and now its citizens should walk the streets with the confidence of knowing they have the best chance to survive an end of the world scenario involving hordes of hungry zombies.