Located on the eastern shores of Lake Ray Hubbard in southern Rock- wall County and northern Kaufman County, Heath offers great views of the Dallas skyline and the benefits of being just moments from the core of Dallas business, cultural, entertainment and shopping areas.
Settled with the 1845 arrival of John O. Heath, Heath was an important crossing point between Dallas and east Texas. Historic Heath, which boasted cotton gins, banks and stores, was destroyed by fire in 1916, rebuilt, and incorporated into a city in 1959. Heath benefits from a long tradition of community involvement and civic pride, including such long- standing community events as the Heart of Heath Fall Festival, the Christmas Tree Lighting, the Independence Day Parade and the Spring Fine Art Show and Sale.
Residents – who are affectionately known as Heathens – value the community’s rural charm and hometown attitude. This mostly residential community has welcomed the advent of low impact office, service/retail and restaurant development opportunities. City development principles include prudent growth strategies, preservation goals, and a commitment to protecting and enhancing property values. Heath boasts a manageable residential growth rate and the lowest tax rate in the suburban metropolitan area.
Recreational amenities here include a growing trail system, two municipal parks (including one lakefront park), the Rush Creek Yacht Club (home to Olympic sailors), and an award-winning golf course.