Boston, Indianapolis, Minneapolis and Portland, Ore., are the four metropolitan cities that have the least environmental risk, according to YardiMatrix.
The commonality for all was being in states that are taking environmental risk seriously. Boston and Indianapolis received the highest grades in three categories and the lowest grade in one, while Minneapolis and Portland received high marks for government action and propensity for natural disasters and middle grades for pollution and water quality.
The five lowest-ranked metros include three in Texas (Houston, Austin and Dallas), along with Tampa, Fla., and Los Angeles. The Texas metros’ grades were dragged down by low scores in the “natural disasters” and “government response” categories.
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