Selbyville, DE, July 27, 2015 – Carl M. Freeman Companies is pleased to announce that multiple Freeman ventures have been named “Best Of” by the readers of Coastal Style Magazine. The awards include Best Residential Community in Sussex County – Bayside; Best Businesswoman – Michelle D. Freeman; Best Philanthropist – The Freeman Foundation; Best Live Music Venue – The Freeman Stage at Bayside; Best Golf Professional – Neil Maurer (Bear Trap Dunes); and Best Chef – Scott Viselli (The Cove Bar & Grille at Bayside).

In addition, the Bayside community recently received eight Regal Awards awarded by the Homebuilders of Delaware, a constituent of the National Association of Home Builders. The eight awards include: Delaware Community of the Year; Community With Best Amenity Value; Sussex County’s Community of the Year; Best Community Exterior Merchandising; Best Marketing Print Ad; Best Image Campaign; Best Event Promotion; and Best Use of Technology.
“ I’m so proud of the hard work and dedication of all of our teams. They deserve every accolade. And with all of this, we’re also celebrating our 10th anniversary at Bayside, what a year”, said Michelle D. Freeman, President & CEO of Carl M. Freeman Companies.

Carl M. Freeman Companies have been involved in the Southern Delaware community for more than 45 years. Beginning in 1969 with the groundbreaking of Sea Colony, through the development of The Preserve, Village of Bear Trap Dunes and the Bayside Community, along with the associated retail and commercial properties. The company continues to be active within the Delaware beaches through real estate development and management services and operations of their three golf courses.

About The Carl M. Freeman Companies
For more than 68 years the Carl M. Freeman Companies has created places that enrich lives through their innovative and inviting places to live, work, shop and play. The company has developed and managed more than five million square feet of commercial space for shopping center and office use, servicing more than 1.1 million square feet of retail; built award-winning beach-front and golf course communities; and developed more than 20,000 homes in 50 residential communities across Delaware, Maryland and West Virginia. The Carl M. Freeman Companies is headquartered in Rockville, MD with a regional office in Selbyville, DE.

For more information about Carl M. Freeman Companies and their diverse interests, visit or call (240) 453-3000.

To learn more about Bayside, visit or contact Eileen Walling at