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Old 01-06-2009, 04:22 PM
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Any thoughts on Mineral Wells? It's nearest neighbor Weatherford is absolutely booming, (with enormous property taxes to prove it) while Mineral Wells' population seems stagnant. Is there an underlying reason for this? The terrain west of MW is very scenic, but I wonder if the town itself is a little trashy.
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Old 01-07-2009, 10:33 AM
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In my opinion, Mineral Wells is a very nice town. It just depends on how opposed you are to driving. They have a lot of what you need in town, but if you need more options, it's 20 minutes over to Weatherford and about an hour into Fort Worth. If that doesn't bother you, it is very scenic and offers some good outdoors activites with the state park and the Brazos river close by.
As far as being trashy, as with any small town, you have a mix of 'country folks'. I wouldn't say trashy. In fact, in the last few years, the town has been growing and improving. New Walmart building, new Chili's, and they have put some work into the 'downtown' area at the intersection of 281 & 180.
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Old 01-07-2009, 11:39 PM
Location: Metromess
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I like Mineral Wells. I think it's a soulful place, and the countryside around is is very pretty. I'm prejudiced because my parents used to take me to the Baker Hotel there when I was kid in the 1950s, and it was splendid. My father played drums occasionally in its lobby with a little jazz group. I wish it could be resurrected, but I think it's been condemned. Anyway, Mineral Wells itself is a nice place showing signs of lfe, and it's an hour from Fort Worth.

It also helps that I like mineral water!
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Old 01-08-2009, 07:11 AM
Location: Grapevine, Texas
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Very little industry in Mineral Wells, and the commute to Fort Worth is LONG.
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