Just seven miles south of Rockwall is the relaxing city of Heath. Originally known as Black Hills, Heath got its start in the mid-1800s as a farming community. By the 20th century, it had four cotton gins and its own school district, but a devastating fire destroyed many of the area’s buildings. After that, the population drastically declined, with many of its residents fleeing to bigger cities in search of work. By 1950, Heath was sadly becoming a ghost town with about 50 residents remaining. That is, until the growth of the Dallas area and the development of Lake Ray Hubbard in 1969. The city’s close proximity to the area’s newest hotspot quickly started gaining Heath some attention. By 1980, the population had climbed to 1,500 and businesses were once again beginning to thrive. Today, there are close to 8,000 people living in Heath and the average household income is around $132,000.
People in Heath, Texas enjoy the finer things in life…fresh air, family, and fun! With the Lake right in their backyard, 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.
Heath is part of Rockwall Independent School District and is home to Amy Parks Elementary, named after a brilliant woman who spent thirty-five years teaching Rockwall’s children to read and write. Heath also contains Pullin Elementary, Cain Middle School, and Rockwall-Heath High School, which recently constructed a new state-of-the-art Amphitheater. For those seeking a private education for their children, the city is home to Fulton Academy, which serves three other counties in the area.
If you’re considering a move to Dallas, or are relocating for work, there’s no better home and community resource than The Dream Connectors. Together, Sylvia Seabolt and her mother Gale have decades of experience in the Southeast Dallas real estate market. Sylvia was the 2013 Texas Chapter of Women’s Council of REALTORS® President, and is currently serving on the National Executive Committee and as the Region 9 Vice President for Women’s Council of REALTORS®. A resident of Rowlett, Sylvia loves spending time with her family on Lake Ray Hubbard. For expert advice on communities and schools in southeast Dallas, contact The Dream Connectors today at 972-226-1900 or email Sylvia directly for a quick response!
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