Delaware’s Award-Winning Community of New Homes

What makes Bayside one of Delaware’s top beach communities? Well, if our beautifully designed new homes, resort style amenities, and location to Delaware’s best beaches aren’t enough to convince you, then maybe our below awards and recognitions will.



Bayside was honored with nine Regal Awards by the Home Builders Association of Delaware, a member of the National Association of Home Builders.
The family beach and golf resort community won the prestigious Regal Awards for Best Print Ad, Best Event, Best Video, Best Billboard, Best Amenity Value, Best Exterior Merchandising, Best Image Campaign, Best Social Media Campaign and, for the third year in a row, Best Marketing of the Year.



We’re tremendously proud to say Bayside has received the outstanding award of Community of the Year as well as Best Mixed-Use Community.
Bayside is thoughtfully designed to enhance the land’s beauty, while providing plentiful amenities and residential choices. A Jack Nicklaus Signature Course, miles of trails, and conservation area maintain abundant open space. Bayside offers unique amenities, including community pools/fitness/tennis, kayaking, paddle boarding, stocked ponds, a dog park, poolside bars, life enrichment classes, kids’ programming, community events, and an integrated retail and entertainment venue. The Bayside app and active online presence keep the community informed and engaged.



Bayside, a Carl M. Freeman Companies Community, brought home two silver awards. For its overall and vast lifestyle programming, Bayside won a silver award. With hundreds of classes and events held for community members, Bayside’s lifestyle programming has been recognized for residents who are looking for an active community.
Jennifer Idzi Greenawalt also received a Silver Award for her work and leadership of Bayside Institute.
Jennifer has done an incredible job of programming life enrichment classes for Bayside Institute that members are excited to attend,” representatives said. “Her relationship with members and commitment to the community show why she has been nominated as a finalist. The Nationals salutes and honors the best in the building industry for their determination, integrity, creativity and endurance.”



Carl M. Freeman Companies proudly won the prestigious Community of the Year award for Bayside, as well as Best Community Sales Center for the Bayside Welcome Center, and the award of merit for Social Media (Blog, Facebook, Twitter) at the Great American Living Awards (GALA). For more than 50 years, GALA has showcased the building industry’s best and brightest in building, development, architecture, sales, interior design, and marketing metropolitan Washington DC market (MD, DC, VA, DE).

Best Residential Community by Coastal Style Magazine!

Coastal Style Magazine Award

We’re happy to announce that yet again we’ve been voted the Best Residential Community by Coastal Style Magazine!




Bayside was just recently named winner of 10 Regal Awards by the Home Builders Association of Delaware, an affiliate of the National Association of Home Builders.

In addition to Delaware’s Community of the Year, Bayside won NINE additional prestigious Regal awards including:

  • Sussex County Community of the Year
  • Best Overall Marketing of the Year
  • Best Amenity Value
  • Best Social Media Campaign
  • Best Event Promotion
  • Best Print Ad
  • Best Email Blast
  • Best Informational Brochure
  • Best Exterior Merchandising

Bayside Named Delaware’s Community of the Year 2016!

Bayside was just recently named winner of 8 Regal Awards by the Home Builders Association of Delaware

Bayside was just recently named winner of 8 Regal Awards by the Home Builders Association of Delaware, an affiliate of the National Association of Home Builders.

In addition to Delaware’s Community of the Year, Bayside won seven additional prestigious Regal awards including:

  • 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
  • Best Use of Technology

Coastal Style Magazine Awards

Coastal Style Magazine Award

  • Best Residential Community – Bayside
  • Best Live Music Venue – The Freeman Stage at Bayside
  • Best Chef – Scott Viselli (The Cove Bar & Grille at Bayside)
  • Best Businesswoman – Michelle D. Freeman

Bayside Bragging Rights

“Bayside is the perfect gathering place at a coastal community,”

Links - the best of golf

Award for Community Development

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“America’s 100-Best Master-Planned Communities”

Where to Retire

“Community of Distinction”

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Distinguished Partners

At Bayside, we are gratified to be recognized for excellence—it only compels us to improve and strive further. We are thankful to our partners, who help us deliver the highest-quality experiences at our communities, every time. Here’s a look at our valued partners and how they help us make Bayside a beach community like no other:

Troon Prive LogoTroon is the world leader in upscale golf facility management. Troon shares the Freeman Companies’ core values and passion for excellence. Their partnership ensures that you can play on the finest playing surfaces, experience incredible guest service, enjoy unmatched amenities and take pleasure in outstanding dining here at Bayside. Troon brings a focus on superior customer experiences that are delivered with uncompromising attention to detail and operational efficiency. A Troon team member will greet you with a smile and answer any questions you may have about:

  • Sports and Golf Membership Sales
  • Pools and Fitness
  • The Cove Bar & Grille and special events
  • Golf
  • The Point
  • All Programming

Freeman Stage at Bayside

Freeman Stage at Bayside logoThe Freeman Stage at Bayside is a welcome member of our community, presenting memorable performances and providing inspired arts education for all. The small team of employees and more than 100 volunteers coordinate open-air performances through the Spring and into the Fall with off-stage programming in the late Fall and Winter. About Freeman Stage »

Community Planning and Design

Freeman Companies have selected award-winning consultants to help plan and design the expansion of Bayside.

Legum & Norman Inc. logoFreeman Companies partners with Legum & Norman Inc. to deliver full service maintenance and property management services for the Bayside Homeowners Association. Legum & Norman Inc. success in the following areas is built on proven systems, the latest technology and ultra accountability:

  • Community Guidelines
  • Landscape and Pond Maintenance
  • Trash Maintenance
  • Beach Shuttle

Home Builders

Schell Brothers Echelon Custom Homes 

Freeman Companies is proud to offer a selection of builders including Schell Brothers, the premier builder of new homes in the Delaware beach resort area; Echelon Custom Homes, viewing each new creation as an essential work of functional art; and Marnie Custom Homes, award-winning local builder noted for one-on-one client relationships in the realization of their grandest residential aspirations. Each builder brings choice to the community in terms of floor plans and designs, and all offer unwavering quality.

Freeman Companies Retail Division

The retail division manages and maintains the Marketplace at Bayside to offer unparalleled convenience for generations enjoy today and for years to come.