Welcome! You have selected a serene community with rolling hills and the beautiful Lake Ray Hubbard at their doorstep. Being here will give you the feeling of being far removed from the hustle of Dallas/Fort Worth. Yet, you have spectacular views of the of the Dallas skyline across the lake. The park trails extend over 1 1/2 miles. Dallas Business Journal ranked Heath as the 12th most affluent and the 10th fastest growing city in North Texas. Their schools strive for high academic achievement while maintaining traditional community values.
Heath has an interesting history. In 1840, the Texas congress built a road between the Kiamichi Creek and the Red River. The road crossed the east fork of the Trinity River. Settlers passing through on the road would stay here for the rich black soil and the abundance of turkey, deer, geese, ducks, and buffalo. The settlement became known as Willow Springs. By 1880, the first post office was built, the name of the town had been changed to Heath in Henderson County. Over time they were annexed into Nacogdoches County, then Kaufman County, In 1873, when Rockwall gained their county, Heath became a part of Rockwall county. The population has been steadily growing from 200 in 1849, 520 in 1970, 6900 in 2007, to 7764 in 2013. The growth between 2000 and 2013 was over 87%.