So chalk up another one for the supposed metropolis that is Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick.
Trulia created a “Natural Hazard Visualizations Map,” using hurricane and tornado data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and wildfire data from the U.S. Forest Service.
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick ranks fifth on the list of housing markets at lower risk of natural disasters, according to the website’s research. Of course, the area’s asking price for a home per square feet far surpassed any other area in the top 10.
Syracuse, N.Y. took the top rank for lowest natural disaster risk, followed by Cleveland, Akron, Ohio and Buffalo, N.Y.