Located about seven miles south of Rockwall and a half an hour east of downtown Dallas is the city of Heath, Texas. Founded in 1846, the city was named after one of its first settlers, John O. Heath. Originally known as Black Hills because of its abundance of fertile and black soil, the city quickly became a major farming community in the area. Around 1854, the name was changed to Willow Springs, after a nearby creek that flowed through the small town. Then in 1886, when the town received a post office, its name was changed one final time and the city of Heath was born.
By the turn of the century, the city’s population had slowly grown to more than 200 and it had four cotton gins and its own school district. Unfortunately, a fire in 1916 destroyed a number of the community’s buildings. In the wake of the disastrous fire and the Great Depression soon to follow, the city’s population drastically declined, with a large number of its citizens fleeing to nearby cities in search of work. By 1950, the city’s school district was forced to merge with Rockwall’s and the population had dwindled down to about fifty residents.
Luckily, the development of a new recreational hotspot (Lake Ray Hubbard) would allow Heath to once again thrive. Today, the city has a population of around 8,000 people. Residents in Heath love to enjoy the finer things in life – fresh air, family, and fun! With Lake Ray Hubbard in their backyards, two beautiful parks, and the Terry Park Boat Ramp, residents love to sit back and cruise the trails conveniently wound throughout the city on their bicycles and golf carts. Every year, the community holds the Annual Heath Holiday In The Park and the popular Independence Day Parade. In June, Heath celebrates and welcomes summer by treating everyone to a free “Movie In The Park.” Just spread out a blanket or open some lawn chairs, pull up a cooler, and enjoy the show on the huge 36-foot screen.
With more than 60 desirable neighborhoods in the city, finding the right place for you and your family should be a breeze. Some of the most popular, talked-about communities include Shepherds Glen, Meadowlake Estates, Buffalo Creek, and Stoneleigh.
Heath is served by Rockwall Independent School District, a public school district that is known for its high test scores, college readiness, and an almost perfect graduation rate. The city is home to Amy Parks Elementary, named after a brilliant woman who spent thirty-five years teaching Rockwall’s children to read and write. The city also houses Pullin Elementary, Cain Middle School, and Rockwall-Heath High School, which recently constructed a new state-of-the-art Amphitheater.
If you don’t wish to send your children to a public school district, the city is also home to Fulton Academy, a top-notch private school that serves three other counties in the area.
For a free, comprehensive listing of available properties and corresponding school ratings and information, contact The Campbell Home Team, your local neighborhood experts. With more than a decade of experience in the Dallas-Fort Worth and North Texas real estate markets, The Campbell Home Team can help you find your next and best home – and make the offer to close process quick and easy. Call us today at 214-929-1733 or email us to get started on the path to your dream home.
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