It was difficult finding great businesss when I lived in a small city in the midwest.
The people I was with and I had a handful of plumbers and electricians, and possibly several or three residential building businesss. I guess there were only a handful of auto mechanics as well. The reason I left my tiny hometown in the midwest for Albuquerque, New Mexico had nothing to do with access to businesses though. I accepted a job in this town when I couldn’t find a great labor position in my lake house state that paid enough currency for me to survive on. When I looked for apartments in Albuquerque, I found a studio on Alcalde Place that had a view of the Rio Grande River just to the southwest. Since this was the first time I had ever lived in a metropolitan city, I was surprised by the sheer selection of businesses from grocery stores and restaurants to dentists and veterinarians. When I needed a new air conditioner for my apartment, I called a number of heating and cooling companies within a 10 mile radius. The quantity of Heating, Ventilation & A/C dealers within driving distance was impressive compared to my hometown. Back then I had to install a window air conditioner myself because the only available Heating, Ventilation & A/C dealer was charg\ing too much currency to do it themselves. Thankfully I had no problem at all finding an affordable heating and cooling supplier in Albuquerque to install a window air conditioner in a studio house for me. It’s smarter to leave this labor to the Heating, Ventilation & A/C professionals, especially if you live above the ground floor on a multi-story building.