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Old 03-27-2011, 12:37 PM
 
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Default Moving Family & Carpet Cleaning Business

Hello everyone

We're hoping to come and make a home soon from Ohio/Tennessee (we've moved from Ohio to Tennessee 2 years ago) to the Raleigh area. I have a couple of questions and wondered if anyone would be willing to help out. I know these questions have been asked and answered but if you'd be so kind to take a minute and help out I'd be so grateful

We're moving our businesses. We own a carpet cleaing business. We do carpet cleaning, grout/tile, air ducts, pressure washing etc. Is this a business that is well covered in the Raleigh area? Relocating is scary enough without the added pressure of moving your business. This is our main source of income so you can see why I'm nervous about it. Any suggestions/recommendations?

We like living rural. Meaning corn fields in Ohio; woods in Tennessee. I'm wondered where would be considered the most rural-ish (not sure that's a word ) I'm very much a green person and need greenery around me. Any suggestions on what neighborhoods we should be looking at?

I'm looking for a good campground or RV park to stay at for a while. We have a 40 foot Class A Motorhome that we plan on staying in until we get the lay of the land . We plan on renting a house at first and buying within the next year. Any suggestions on a nice place to camp for awhile?

Schools (4 kids ages 15-8) is there a specific school district I should aim for?

I've read every post about the area and my head is just swimming Any suggestions or advise offered would be very much appreciated We looked out west but decided our hearts are in the south

Thanks, Stephanie
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Old 03-27-2011, 09:44 PM
 
Location: North Carolina; former New York Stater
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I think businesses such as yours are numerous here. Due to the downturn, I don't think they are as busy as they once were.

There aren't any decent long-term RV parks around here. Really! It's surprising. At least I couldn't find anything last time I looked for a friend.

You can park sometimes at the fairgrounds -- all cement, and I don't think they have showers or anything. Usually people who park there are participating in events at the fairgrounds.

There are some campgrounds in parks, and they are also short-term.

The Triangle is a "leafy" place, but because it's boomed, what was once considered rural is now quite populated. You might look at Youngsville or out near Zebulon. But then you have to travel to your clients -- if you can find any. And gas isn't getting any cheaper. Doesn't seem to be a wise move.

If you are making money now with your businesses, if I were you, I'd stick with it.

Sorry I couldn't be more encouraging.
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Old 03-28-2011, 09:14 AM
 
Location: SE Durham
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I agree with lovebrentwood for all her explanations. Moving your main source of income here that is pretty well covered to uproot your family doesn't seem to smart.
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Old 03-28-2011, 03:25 PM
 
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Hello everyone

We're hoping to come and make a home soon from Ohio/Tennessee (we've moved from Ohio to Tennessee 2 years ago) to the Raleigh area. I have a couple of questions and wondered if anyone would be willing to help out. I know these questions have been asked and answered but if you'd be so kind to take a minute and help out I'd be so grateful

We're moving our businesses. We own a carpet cleaing business. We do carpet cleaning, grout/tile, air ducts, pressure washing etc. Is this a business that is well covered in the Raleigh area? Relocating is scary enough without the added pressure of moving your business. This is our main source of income so you can see why I'm nervous about it. Any suggestions/recommendations?

We like living rural. Meaning corn fields in Ohio; woods in Tennessee. I'm wondered where would be considered the most rural-ish (not sure that's a word ) I'm very much a green person and need greenery around me. Any suggestions on what neighborhoods we should be looking at?

I'm looking for a good campground or RV park to stay at for a while. We have a 40 foot Class A Motorhome that we plan on staying in until we get the lay of the land . We plan on renting a house at first and buying within the next year. Any suggestions on a nice place to camp for awhile?

Schools (4 kids ages 15-8) is there a specific school district I should aim for?

I've read every post about the area and my head is just swimming Any suggestions or advise offered would be very much appreciated We looked out west but decided our hearts are in the south

Thanks, Stephanie
Carpet cleaners and power washers abound here. Constant flood of ads for bargain cleaning. We even have a no chemical cleaner (Zerorez).

Unless you have something unusual to offer, stay where you are making good money.
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