Where can you retire where there will be no natural disaster?

Huge hurricane between Florida and Cuba. Elements of this image furnished by NASA

Huge hurricane between Florida and Cuba. Elements of this image furnished by NASA

Where can you retire without the fear of natural disasters?

Fires out West, earthquakes in California, floods in the North East, Hurricanes in Florida, Snow disasters in New England, and Tornados in the heartland. Trulia did a study back in 2013 and came up with the top ten cites that are the safest places to live to avoid a natural disaster. The recent fires in Washington and California, the flooding back east and the earthquake in August in San Francisco is only adding concern to baby boomers as they choose their place to retire to. The hurricane season has been quiet so far In the south eastern United States.

Where to Hide from Mother Nature’s Fury
To find the metros that best dodge natural disasters, we used the data that powers our hazard maps and calculated the average risk within each metro area for each of the five types of natural disasters. Most metros were high risk for at least one of the five natural disasters, even though no metro area is high risk for everything.

From Trulia Trends

Natural Disaster - Eaerthquake


Here are the top natural disasters that made the list:

  1. Earthquakes
  2. Wildfires
  3. Hurricanes
  4. Floods
  5. Tornadoes

According to Trulia these are the top ten cities that are the safest from natural disaster:

  1. Syracuse, NY
  2. Cleveland, OH
  3. Akron, OH
  4. Buffalo, NY
  5. Washington DC suburbs
  6. Dayton, OH
  7. Allentown, PA
  8. Chicago, IL
  9. Denver, CO
  10. Warren, Troy, Farmington Hills, MI



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