The idea of a zombie apocalypse is terrifying, with hordes of the undead running around, the collapse of civilization as we know it, and not knowing who or what to trust. One of the biggest hypothetical questions that get tossed around when fantasizing is where would be the best place to go during the apocalypse.

Well according to an article by Texas Monthy, Amarillo ranks as #1 for the best place to be in during the zombie apocalypse, over contenders like El Paso, Houston, Dallas, and San Antonio.

Now, why would Amarillo be the place to be when the undead rise? Well, here are three good reasons why.

1. Population Density

According to stats by, the population density of Amarillo, Texas sits at around 1,998 people per square mile. Compare that to any bigger city like Austin, which has a population density of 3,167 people per square mile and you can see why Amarillo's smaller population density would benefit you when your neighbors turn into flesh-eating monsters.

U.S Census Beuaru
U.S Census Beuaru

2. Location

One of the best aspects about living in Amarillo, Texas is the fact that we are close enough to enough locations to consider them a possible travel destination, but far enough to not consider any major cities as our neighbors.

We as a city are in our own little remote region in the Northwest Texas region.

We are 365 miles from Dallas, 259 miles from Oklahoma City, and 288 miles from Albuquerque. So any fleeing populations from major U.S. cities would not be a pressing concern in the early stages of an apocalypse. But eventually, we would have to figure out what to do with travelers coming off of I-40 and I-27, so you do have that to take into consideration.

Google Maps
Google Maps

3. Guns

This is more of an overall Texas thing but we're a Texas city, aren't we?

According to Statistica, Texas has the highest number of registered firearms standing at a staggering number of 1,006,555. And when you look at this map of Texas showing where the guns in our state are located, you can see that Amarillo would be locked and loaded if we ever have to defend ourselves against undead invaders.

Boston University, Caroline Covington L2
Boston University, Caroline Covington L2


So if the zombie apocalypse were ever to erupt and civilization as we know it collapses, just remember that Amarillo's your place to go. You can thank me later when Amarillo becomes a safe haven during the zombie apocalypse.

Always Prepared: Check Out These Doomsday Bunkers in Texas

I'm not the kind of guy who believes that at any moment the whole of everything is going to go up in flames. If I was, and I had an extreme amount of disposable income, I would want to spend the apocalypse in one of these insane bunkers you can get right here in the Lone Star State.

Longhorn Army Ammunition Plant

This abandoned Army munitions plant is now home to the Caddo Lake National Wildlife Refuge. Check out these photos from a drone tour by YouTube channel Xplore RC.

The Eerie Abandoned Puckett Place Apartments of Amarillo

The Puckett Place apartments at 3447 Amherst St. have been a vacant and in disrepair for well over a decade. The building has finally been slated for renovation and at long last, Puckett Place will see a new life.

In the meantime, here's a glimpse at the strange and derelict beauty that is the abandoned Puckett Place.

A Look Inside the Abandoned St. Anthony's Hospital in Amarillo, Texas

The old St. Anthony's hospital in Amarillo, Texas has sat abandoned--but not forgotten--since the early 2000s. The 100-year-old structure still cuts an imposing and impressive figure against the Amarillo skyline. The building serves as a cornerstone memory for many Amarillo natives--the place where life begun (or came to an end).

But for decades, the old St. Anthony's hospital has remained under careful surveillance, and not many know what now lies within. In July 2021, local artist and photographer, Ian Watson, was granted full access to the abandoned hospital--his photos offer an intimate and stark look at the legendary landmark of St. Anthony's as it stands now.









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