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Carl M. Freeman Companies’ Bayside Wins Community of the Year at the prestigious Great American Living Awards

Selbyville, DE – Carl M. Freeman Companies is proud to announce they have been awarded three Great American Living Awards (GALA) for their signature community, Bayside, and one for their new community, Tidewater Landing. The Great American Living Awards was held at Hilton McLean Tysons in McLean, Virginia on October 10, 2019. The innovative beach community won Best Innovative Land Plan, an award of merit for Video, and the most prominent award of the night for Community of the Year. Tidewater Landing won for Best Clubhouse under 9,000 square feet.  For more than 50 years, GALA has showcased the building industry’s best and brightest in building, development, architecture, sales, interior design, and marketing in the metropolitan Washington DC market consisting of Maryland, Virginia, Maryland and Delaware.

This is the second time in three years for the Bayside community to win the Community of the Year award. To determine the winner of Community of the Year, judges look for the relationship among different land uses, special features, street network, landscaping, home/building orientation to streets, amenities and open space. Judges also consider the website design, advertising, merchandising, and marketing for the community.

This is the first award for the Lewes, Delaware based community, Tidewater Landing. The community joins a flourishing Freeman portfolio of successful family-friendly communities that includes Sea Colony, The Preserve, The Cove, Bear Trap Dunes, and Bayside, all located in coastal Delaware. For more information on Tidewater Landing, visit

Ideally situated in Fenwick Island, just four miles from the beach, Bayside comprises nearly one thousand acres overlooking the Assawoman Bay and features an 18-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course. Opportunities for family fun and resort living, with community pools, tennis complex and programs, kayaking and paddle boarding, stocked ponds for fishing, walking and fitness trails, delicious dining and special activities for kids of all ages. Bayside is home to Bayside Institute, an innovative year-round life enrichment program for residents. The Health and Aquatic Club, a year-round indoor pool and state-of-the-art fitness center, offers another opportunity for Bayside’s family and friends to gather together. In 2019, Bayside was named National Community of Year by the National Association of Home builders. The community is owned and operated by the Carl M. Freeman Companies, more information on the community can be found at