Located in an Orange County Special Planning Area known as Horizon West, the site is characterized by gently rolling terrain and beautiful fresh water ponds and lakes. S&ME provided landscape architecture, permitting, and construction administration services for Watermark, a 528-unit (Phases 1-2) flagship community for Meritage Homes. More than six different parks grace the neighborhood and offer a variety of both passive and active recreation opportunities. Along the main road, a large lakefront park features a rustic Tuscan-style gatehouse and is connected to the surrounding area by a 12 ft. wide multi-use trail. One of the parks rises up to the amenity center and spans over three blocks in length. The clubhouse and amenity center punctuate the tallest hill in the community. Some of the amenities offered there include tennis, a multipurpose sports field, large pool with zero entry, splash pad, outdoor living room, playground, shade structures, and a rooftop terrace.