6 Best Places in Houston to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse

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"Hi, I'd like to talk to you about BRAINSSSSSSSS...."
Zombies are everywhere, finally seeping (as zombies are wont to do) out of a spectacularly violent sub-genre of horror films into mainstream popularity. As a longtime horror fan, this phenomena has been really surprising to me, but audiences everywhere have embraced the flesh-eating, reanimated dead.

One thing that zombie movies and television shows seem to bring out in most people is a game of "What would I do if this shit really happened?"

For some reason, the concept of a zombie apocalypse is appealing to many people. Perhaps watching a few episodes of "The Walking Dead" has led them to believe that they would prosper if zombies were really ambling around, munching on the brains of people too slow or stupid to walk quickly away from them. Assuming that they weren't the first to be ambushed and devoured or nipped on the hand by their former babysitter, many people play through scenarios in their heads figuring out the ways that they would stay alive while everyone else was turned into a panicking buffet for the hoards of multiplying corpses.

I've done it myself. Ever since watching the original Dawn of the Dead as a young teen, the idea of finding the perfect place to hunker down and survive a zombie apocalypse has crossed my mind a few times.

For the sake of fun, let's consider a few places in the Houston area that would be fit as locations to repel or at least hide from murderous, flesh eating zombies.

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Not a lot to do out there, but remarkably light on zombie attacks.
First let's be clear that the actual best place would be anywhere but Houston.

Being almost anywhere in one of the largest metropolitan areas of the United States during a zombie apocalypse would put a person at an immediate disadvantage. With more than six million people in Houston and its surrounding areas, that's a lot of potential candidates to join the zombie population, eager to catch an unfortunate human and make a meal out of him or her. Ditto on the bad news for anyone who decides to flee the city via automobile, since the highways out of town would rapidly become a parking lot when a million people all try to leave at the same time.

A person already living a few miles outside of the dense central core of Houston would probably stand a better chance at surviving the initial outbreak of hungry zombies, simply because anywhere with fewer people would lessen the numbers of the undead. Living out in the sticks would also give a person a head start to hit the road if they heard that Houston was being turned into a human smorgasbord early enough.

But since these zombie uprisings never seem to come with a warning, we'll assume that most people not already living outside of town will have the chance to run somewhere else, and will have to take their chances inside the city.

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Houston Central Library

500 McKinney, Houston, TX

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Lakewood Church

3700 Southwest Freeway, Houston, TX

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George R. Brown Convention Center

1001 Avenida De Las Americas, Houston, TX

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The Galleria

5085 Westheimer Road, Houston, TX

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Museum Of Fine Arts, Houston

1001 Bissonnet St., Houston, TX

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Taresa Mikle
Taresa Mikle

Are we REALLY talking about this?? What in the world....

Venessa Singh
Venessa Singh

#3 is the only place I agreed with. I would personally go to a costco or walmart, they have food, shelter and Ammo. This Also depends on if it's the dawn of the dead zombies or the 28 days later zombies. HUGE difference. The underground tunnels are probably the worst idea.

Sarah Wiggins-Goff
Sarah Wiggins-Goff

This is a cute article, but I think that "where to go in a fictional situation" officially crosses the line into "not journalism".

circusdetective
circusdetective

I agree with Mark. The tunnels are the worst idea. GRB as well. Too many entrances and half of them have stairs and or escalators. 

h_e_x
h_e_x

I always though Specs would make a good place to hang out during the zombocalypse. Plenty of food, much of it cured, and the booze can be used for fun and as weapons.

Mark McAllister
Mark McAllister

The tunnels are a death trap Mark Renucci.... They would be in it for sure.

chris luder
chris luder

Not as worried about zombies as I am the border invasion.

menohcc06
menohcc06

LAKEWOOD CHURCH-"Yeah, I could make a mean joke about it being full of zombies already, but instead of going for the cheap laugh let's look at the actual building itself." If you wonder why no one believes when people preach/protest about tolerance of others or to accept everyone for their lifestyle and equality. It's because of comments like those you wrote Chris lane. You just aggravate hypocrites from both sides and perpetuate that those who fall in the middle of the debate about acceptance are shouted down by idiots far out on both sides of the that issue

Crystal Brumfield
Crystal Brumfield

Noel King I vote #2 as our hide out for when the apocalypse comes our way . We got this lol!

Mark Renucci
Mark Renucci

Mark McAllister will any of these work for the screenplay? I already told Heather about the horde overrunning the 59 and the vines

Eliseo Ramos
Eliseo Ramos

Also the Conoco Phillips compound on Eldridge.

h_e_x
h_e_x

I agree, the Canadian threat needs to be dealt with. When will our politicians finally step up and do something about the moose riding, poutine eating threat?

h_e_x
h_e_x

@menohcc06 I think it has to do with going directly against what Jesus said.

Matthew 19:21 "Jesus said to him, "If you wish to be perfect, go, sell what you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me."


Jesus goes on to say in the 23rd verse "Amen, I say to you, it will be hard for one who is rich to enter the kingdom of heaven."


What Lakewood preaches is that you can and should be as rich as possible and amass as many worldly possessions as possible. Jesus literally said to do the complete opposite. 

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