Mineral Wells is a city in Palo Pinto and Parker counties in the U.S. state of Texas. The city is named for mineral springs in the area, which were highly popular in the early 1900s. Mineral Wells is most famous for its Baker Hotel. In 1919 Mineral Wells hosted the Spring Training Camp for the Chicago White Sox. This was the year of the Famous "Black Sox" Scandal involving "Shoeless" Joe Jackson. Mineral Wells also hosted spring training for the Cincinnati Reds and St.Louis Cardinals in the 1910s and early 1920s. The Baseball Field was located in the Center of town where a shopping center now sits.
With it's quiet streets, graceful high tree canopy and wide sidewalks, Mineral Wells will bring to mind memories of childhood and a simpler time.
Last year, average home listing prices in Mineral Wells decreased 10.9 percent, perhaps reflecting the waning popularity of the local area. The average listing price this year is $140,209 from a previous $157,321. Meanwhile, the number of homes on the market modestly increased by 1.2 percent year-over-year to reach 84 listings. Plenty of homes in Mineral Wells have landscaped yards, so the outside matches the good looks of the inside of the home. This city has many homes built using brick, which tends to give an almost whimsical, elegant feel to the place.