Natural disasters have dominated the news in the last few years, with tornados, earthquakes, hurricanes and floods devastating lives and homes across the country. Which makes us wonder — where are the safest places to live?
These 10 metro areas represent the housing markets which have the lowest risk of natural disasters, according to Trulia’s (TRLA) hazard mapping.
You’ll notice that there aren’t any coastal areas on the list, and only one place south of the Mason Dixon line. But there are tradeoffs for all that risk mitigation, including some extreme temperatures and snowfall, which are not classified as natural disasters but have their own perils (hello polar vortex). We've included median home price (Trulia again) and other factors to assess true livability.
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