Measuring in at five square miles, Mesa’s new Eastmark promises to be the “heart and hub” of the East Valley, even though it just opened in June. In its first phase, Eastmark hosts homes from seven of the Valley’s top homebuilders—Maracay Homes, Mattamy, Meritage, Ryland Homes, Standard Pacific Homes, Taylor Morrison and Woodside—with designs that will be suitable for the desert environment but will fit homebuyers with modern or historic aesthetic taste. Though the residences are a large draw to the property, life at Eastmark has many perks, even outside of the home. Residents will have access to “100 Parks, Piazzas and Plazas,” the 100-acre Eastmark Great Park, tree-lined streets as well as proximity to the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, three major freeways, numerous businesses and healthcare providers, and educational institutions. A kid favorite, Eastmark’s popular splash pad features a dozen water sprays, lighting effects and comfy seating for Mom and Dad. Pricing: starting in the $200,000’s. www.eastmark.com.