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Old 02-25-2010, 06:03 PM
 
Location: The Valley in Cali =P
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Hello everyone =)

My family is seriously considering relocating to Corvallis, OR. We have been there, and absolutely love the area. We are having a hard time trying to decide on making this move...We would be moving our tattoo business there and would virtually be starting over. There are many pros and cons to the move, for myself, there are more pro's in moving than staying...(it is not a matter of "the grass is greener").

So, one of the things I am interested in knowing is what are the bad areas of Corvallis? One thing I have noticed on this board, is that I have yet to really read anything negative about Corvallis...perhaps I am missing the threads (and i am going to look again in a minute), but I am wondering what some of the negetive things are in the area (in your opinion, of course- I know it is somewhat subjective...).

The positives to me are the schools, low crime rate, diversity, beauty, cost of living while not that much cheaper, is still lower than where I am now, and the unemployment is lower than it is here, and the overall "feel" of the town, the college. Like I said, I have yet to come up with any negetives.....can anyone help??

Thank you in advance!!! =)
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Old 02-26-2010, 02:22 AM
 
Location: Oregon
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I lived in Corvallis for several years, there are really no areas to avoid. but the closer you live to campus the more you have to put up with the antics of college kids. over all crime is very low and is a great place to live. So you are moving your tattoo buisness to Corvallis. It might be a slow build up for your business. there is to prominent tattoo shop near camput. Sacred Art and High Priestess. So if your work is good you should alright but it might be slow at first.
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Old 02-26-2010, 03:18 PM
 
Location: Salem, OR
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The only negative things people tend to say about Corvallis have to do with wanting to live in a bigger, more bustling city (I mean you can't compare Portland to Corvallis) AND the fact that the city is compact. We have urban growth boundaries so all of our cities are compact and dense. People from the mid-west tend to struggle with our lack of city space here.
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Old 02-26-2010, 10:37 PM
 
Location: The Valley in Cali =P
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That is really good information from both of you, thank you for offering it, I appreciate your time!!!

This is a big change for us, very scary....but at the same time we don't want to NOT attempt it just because it is scary...I just hope it works out for us. We have faith!!!! LOL
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Old 02-27-2010, 12:42 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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I stayed in Corvallis almost a week and only saw one gas station. I hope you own a bike!
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Old 02-27-2010, 12:36 PM
 
Location: The Valley in Cali =P
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LOL really?? that's funny!! I didn't notice that while I was there!
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Old 02-27-2010, 04:25 PM
 
Location: Salem, OR
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I stayed in Corvallis almost a week and only saw one gas station. I hope you own a bike!

There are more than that. I know of three that I have been at before. I just google mapped it and there are 6.
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Old 02-27-2010, 09:45 PM
 
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What would prices be like for a small -700-1000 sq foot - house in Corvallis area? Quiet area, garden space.
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Old 02-28-2010, 01:04 PM
 
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Opening up a tattoo shop in Oregon is a huge investment. There are laws here that are different then those in other states. You have to be licensed by the state to tattoo only after going through a apprenticeship with a certified tattoo school, which will come out of your pocket. There is no money to be made tattooing in towns like Eugene and Corvallis. Salem or Portland are better choices.
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Old 03-02-2010, 10:42 PM
 
Location: The Valley in Cali =P
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Thank you NWPride for your response!

One of the things that attracts us about Oregon is the laws in place for tattoo artists. Our state has very few, we like the idea that it is more strict there. We wouldn't need an apprenticeship as mt husband has several years of tax returns verifying that he has been a professional artist. It would require a few other charges that aren't too outrageous for us (a test for the license, and the other basics of opening a business). If you don't mind my asking- do you have any tattoos? I am curious to know how you know that there is no money in Eugene or Corvallis- I am not doubting your information, just interesting in knowing how you came to that conclusion. thanks!
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