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Old 04-21-2021, 07:46 PM   #1
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My wife wants to move closer to Fort Worth. The Mineral Wells to Jacksboro area is what we are looking at. We are both from the Lubbock area and have always lived around here so we really don't know a whole lot about that area. My inlaws are interested in moving to Runaway Bay. Anyone know what it would be like for a family of 6 living around there? Thanks for the help.
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Old 04-21-2021, 08:56 PM   #2
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I live in Aledo just east of Mineral Wells and I have been there a few times and it seems to be a nice little town. They are growing.
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Old 04-21-2021, 09:02 PM   #3
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What is the draw to Fort Worth for your wife?

Nothing really in Jacksboro but it is a nice town. It is over an hour from Fort Worth. Nice new schools.

I like Mineral Wells and it is closer to Fort Worth. Nice schools. Weatherford is close as well and has everything that you would need as far as shopping or restaurants

Runaway Bay is obviously on Lake Bridgeport. Nothing there but houses, golf course, a bank and a couple of gas stations. No schools. Would have to drive to Bridgeport for a grocery store. Would have to drive to Decatur for pretty much anything else. Still probably an hour to Fort Worth from Runaway Bay. Houses will be expensive here compared to the other two places

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Old 04-21-2021, 09:08 PM   #4
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Mineral Wells is a nice place. Runaway Bay is not a whole lot but is a nice country setting. Bridgeport is fairly close. Jacksboro is okay. They have typical small town eateries and amenities.
Mineral Wells would be my first choice if I were considering all of those.

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Old 04-21-2021, 09:30 PM   #5
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My son and I went on a Turkey hunt 2 weeks ago so my wife and sister in law took 5 other kids to Fort Worth to the zoo etc so now my wife is looking at houses in that area because theres "more to do" and her 2 best friends live in the DFW area. I really dont want to be much closer than an hour to the metroplex. I appreciate the info.
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Old 04-21-2021, 09:34 PM   #6
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Runaway Bay very nice and quiet. Jacksboro is a nice little town. Stay as far west as you can. Eastern Wise County is crawling with city people moving out here.
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Old 04-21-2021, 09:35 PM   #7
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I grew up north of mineral wells, graduated from there 20+ years ago. The town is really changing due to the Baker hotel opening back up next year. Mineral Wells Lake state park is really good fishing, it’s only a few miles east of town. PK lake is only 35/40 mins north west, it’s come back since the drought as very good fishing. The bravos river runs just west of town, with river access under the bridge. Don’t leave your vehicle unattended there. The north oak Dairy Queen is family owned and very good, Best home made onion rings I’ve ever had. Overall a nice place, if your serious about moving to MW do it soon. The real estate is going up, and is expected to skyrocket when the Baker opens. They have done a lot of work to the downtown area, and I’ve heard it’s nice.
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Old 04-21-2021, 09:36 PM   #8
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You are missing the diamond in the rough - come to Graham - so much better than Jacksboro or Mineral Wells (in my opinion)
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Old 04-21-2021, 09:41 PM   #9
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You are missing the diamond in the rough - come to Graham - so much better than Jacksboro or Mineral Wells (in my opinion)

Agree.

But it sounds like your wife wants to get to FW often, so you may want to stay near I20, or 199.


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Old 04-21-2021, 10:13 PM   #10
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It depends on you budget, Jboro has no stores, Mineral Wells has crack heads but is getting better. Graham is getting worse, I have been here 43 years. If the budget allows then Peaster, Ponder, Aledo or Weatherford area.
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Old 04-21-2021, 10:27 PM   #11
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This^^^! Peaster is the place to be and the school is awesome! Still close enough to FW for the wife.
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Old 04-21-2021, 11:59 PM   #12
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I like Mineral Wells and it is closer to Fort Worth. Nice schools
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that would be the first time I heard that. I moved to MW after the army then got out of there as fast as possible. Crackheads and thieves is the majority. they are trying some gentrification but that inbred **** runs deep. I moved a little west of Weatherford and our kids go to Peaster now.
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Old 04-22-2021, 06:44 AM   #13
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If you like traffic and city slicks move anywhere in Parker County. The traffic is getting worse than Fort Worth. Mineral Wells is changing fast, the people talking about Meth heads obviously hasn't been here in the last decade. Graham is really nice but too far to commute anywhere for work. Secretly I hope nobody moves here but that's not going to happen, I see it everyday now.
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Old 04-22-2021, 07:02 AM   #14
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Lived in Dallas my entire life . I moved to mineral wells almost 5 years ago now , bought 5 acres and built a house. I have a 12 year old, MW schools are not that great but better than most. We send ours to Graford which we actually live closer to. I love Mineral Wells though, met some great local people and its beautiful out here under the stars . Palo Pinto does have some high taxes but I would never move back to the city.

I would look at places on the outskirts .

Garner
Lipan
Santo
Millsap
Perrin

still close enough to get to FT worth in an hour, Weatherford in 30min

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Old 04-22-2021, 07:32 AM   #15
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We live in Lipan and love it. Great people around us here. Good luck with the move.
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Old 04-22-2021, 07:40 AM   #16
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Stay west of Weatherford. The traffic is horrible. I have been here 20 years and it is part of the metromess.

Arrow-Tek, my younger son goes to Peaster. My older son graduated from there last year. It is a great school, but they are messing it up by pushing football.
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Old 04-22-2021, 07:43 AM   #17
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You are missing the diamond in the rough - come to Graham - so much better than Jacksboro or Mineral Wells (in my opinion)
Going to be that far out might as well throw Stephenville in the mix
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Old 04-22-2021, 08:01 AM   #18
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We live west of Weatherford between there and Mineral Wells. Actually Millsap ISD taxes. We love the area. We shop in both MW and Weatherford. Traffic in Weatherford and on 20 to just past main can be bad at times. Peaster is a nice area also.
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Old 04-22-2021, 08:30 AM   #19
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Ive been living in the MW area for the past 27 years. It is a great place to live. Palo Pinto County taxes as much better than towards the Metroplex. MW is in the just starting to boom, lots of downtown projects in the works. If you head out this way shoot me a message and I'd be happy to show you around.
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Old 04-22-2021, 08:49 AM   #20
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This^^^! Peaster is the place to be and the school is awesome! Still close enough to FW for the wife.


Peaster area is exploding and property taxes are going to be raised Iím afraid on the tax referendum this month. There a lot of new developments popping up there.


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Old 04-22-2021, 12:09 PM   #21
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Stay west of Weatherford. The traffic is horrible. I have been here 20 years and it is part of the metromess.

Arrow-Tek, my younger son goes to Peaster. My older son graduated from there last year. It is a great school, but they are messing it up by pushing football.
Interesting. Are the kids into other sports instead?
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Old 04-22-2021, 12:24 PM   #22
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I would pick Stephenville, Lipan, Brock, Granbury, Tolar, Graham, or Morgan Mill before I would live in Mineral Wells or Jacksborro. Go spend time in the local Walmarts before you choose a town.
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Old 04-22-2021, 01:24 PM   #23
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If schools are important, you need to look at Brock, Aledo or Peaster.

Mineral Wells and Jacksboro are way to far to make frequent trips to Ft Worth, especially with traffic.

Unfortunately, anywhere you move near Ft Worth right now will be way overpriced on housing or land.
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Old 04-22-2021, 01:28 PM   #24
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I would pick Stephenville, Lipan, Brock, Granbury, Tolar, Graham, or Morgan Mill before I would live in Mineral Wells or Jacksborro. Go spend time in the local Walmarts before you choose a town.



Please... wife and I were born and raised in Stephenville/Dublin and have lived South of Mineral Wells for the past 11 years. There is no difference other than waaay more to do here if you like the outdoors. 3 lakes, 2 state parks, Brazos river etc. Stephenville only has crappy lake Proctor and it's 30 minutes away.

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Old 04-22-2021, 01:31 PM   #25
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Look at Peaster/Brock/Aledo if you want to live outside of town but still 6' from your neighbors in a subdivision.
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Old 04-22-2021, 01:37 PM   #26
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Look at Peaster/Brock/Aledo if you want to live outside of town but still 6' from your neighbors in a subdivision.
When did Mineral Wells get rid of their subdivisions?
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Old 04-22-2021, 01:43 PM   #27
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When did Mineral Wells get rid of their subdivisions?

That's all those 3 little towns are. New houses everywhere, signs going up daily with lame a** names like "Oak Crest", "Bella Rosa". They have probably put up 3 signs since this thread started advertising new ones.

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Old 04-22-2021, 01:46 PM   #28
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Going to be that far out might as well throw Stephenville in the mix
If you like college kids moving in next to you in a rent house and partying ..... Go ahead. Then you can move to the country and they develop the property beside you for apartments with an arena and horse stalls or a RV park with some type of arena and horse stalls for all of the college kids who rodeo. The only growth in Stephenville is apartments, Tarleton, traffic and fast food restaurants.
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Old 04-22-2021, 01:54 PM   #29
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It always cracks me up when people move somewhere because they think it's awesome, then whine, *****, and moan, about other people wanting to move there.
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That's all those 3 little towns are. New houses everywhere, signs going up daily with lame a** names like "Oak Crest", "Bella Rosa". They have probably put up 3 signs since this thread started advertising new ones.

From the 400's!
Hahah, this one was pretty funny. Bitter, but funny.
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Old 04-22-2021, 02:30 PM   #31
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All I can say is bring your check book and be prepared to over spend during a bidding war. That area is ridiculously hot right now, with every Tom, ****, and Harry trying to buy something. We tried twice to buy raw land around Mineral Wells and we were outbid each time. Apparently the listing price is just the start of the bidding so if you want it, you have to get clever, find it, and call the listing agent directly and convince them to be the buyer/seller agent for the full 6%. Then put together a strong offer of at least 10-20k over to put it to bed.
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Old 04-22-2021, 02:30 PM   #32
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If you like college kids moving in next to you in a rent house and partying ..... Go ahead. Then you can move to the country and they develop the property beside you for apartments with an arena and horse stalls or a RV park with some type of arena and horse stalls for all of the college kids who rodeo. The only growth in Stephenville is apartments, Tarleton, traffic and fast food restaurants.
I really donít have a problem with that because both of my kids rodeo and will need a place to stay with a horse when in college. Just move on out to Comanche and you wonít have to worry about those rodeo college kids
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Old 04-22-2021, 02:39 PM   #33
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Thanks for the help. Next weekend I think we are going to explore the area, maybe look at a few houses and see what kind of folks are roaming the local Walmarts!

...what’s Weatherford like?

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Old 04-22-2021, 02:40 PM   #34
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It always cracks me up when people move somewhere because they think it's awesome, then whine, *****, and moan, about other people wanting to move there.
Mine and my wife`s family have been in Stephenville since the early 1900`s. We have both lived here since birth(the 50`s), so technically we didn`t move here. I personally just don`t like all of the out of state people moving in(California) and driving taxes and property values thru the roof. I know that there are lots of people who feel the same way.
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Old 04-22-2021, 02:47 PM   #35
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I really donít have a problem with that because both of my kids rodeo and will need a place to stay with a horse when in college. Just move on out to Comanche and you wonít have to worry about those rodeo college kids
I sold my place in 2015 and tried getting my wife to do just that. She won the battle and we did not. I would really like to find a nice place @ mountain lakes. I keep looking, but nothing has come up for sale that I like.
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Stay where your at! MW and Weatherford is getting to close to the metro mess!
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Old 04-23-2021, 08:52 AM   #37
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You are missing the diamond in the rough - come to Graham - so much better than Jacksboro or Mineral Wells (in my opinion)
Agreed! Graham is worth checking out. Very nice small town. Easy access to PK, Jacksboro, Mineral Wells.
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Old 04-23-2021, 10:15 AM   #38
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Mineral Wells is a good place to live. I have lived here most of my life, the taxes are low compared to the counties east of us. If I had kids of school age I would look towards Santo or Parker county Milsap.
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Old 04-23-2021, 10:30 AM   #39
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Jacksboro or graham.

Born and raised in graham, work in Jacksboro for last 8 years, live around Bryson

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My wife wants to move closer to Fort Worth. The Mineral Wells to Jacksboro area is what we are looking at. We are both from the Lubbock area and have always lived around here so we really don't know a whole lot about that area. My inlaws are interested in moving to Runaway Bay. Anyone know what it would be like for a family of 6 living around there? Thanks for the help.
I remember when Wolfforth was a small town outside of Lubbock. I had a good friend who`s family owned the Thriftway food store there by the DQ. Went there back in 1978 for the first time and it was outside of Lubbock several miles. Now Lubbock has grown out to Wolfforth. Some people call that progress.
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Old 04-23-2021, 11:32 AM   #41
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If you wanna stay somewhat closer to the in-laws you could consider the peaster /poolville area or even just south or west of Springtown. Prices are high like everyone is saying but maybe that’s not an issue. From Springtown it’s 20-25 mins either way to get anything you need out of weatherford, Decatur, or lake worth (which you might as well include it in Fort Worth). We moved here when my oldest was 5 so he’s gone through SISD his entire life. Every kid is different. Im sure there’s plenty who would disagree, but we’ve had plenty of positive experiences with the schools and have great respect for the superintendent. My oldest has participated in the marching band which has a tradition of great success, and the football team has been outstanding as well the last few years. I’ve thought about it a lot lately that we’ve been very fortunate with how things have turned out for our kids school experience. The youngest is still in middle school so there’s a ways still to go, but the oldest is a junior and with all of the dual credits he’s been able to get through the high school, he’s on pace to graduate with an Associates degree from Weatherford College next spring. Good luck to you in your search.
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Old 04-23-2021, 11:37 AM   #42
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Graham has the friendliest people for a small town that I've ever seen.
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