About the Baywood Community
Baywood is a highly amenitized community of almost 350 homes located in Delaware's lower Sussex County near the intersection of Routes 23 and 24. Baywood is within minutes of Delaware's first city Lewes, the Tanger shopping outlets on Route 1 (having over 130 vendors), and Rehoboth Beach. Other coastal resort areas such as Dewey Beach, Bethany Beach, Fenwick Island, and Ocean City, MD, are only a short drive away.
Baywood offers neighborhood communities that share a mix of one- and two-story detached residences and townhome units ranging from 1700 square feet to over 3500 square feet. As of August, 2014, five phases of construction have been completed; a sixth is essentially completed; several townhome/cottages have been introduced and infrastructure has been extended throughout both a seventh and eighth phase in preparation for the largest sales initiative in Baywood's history with The Christopher Companies, managed through a newly-opened Sales office at the Route 24 entrance.
The Baywood community is anchored by the 18-hole, "exclusively public" golf course Baywood Greens
, which in 2011, earned Golf Digest's "Best in State" designation as #1 in Delaware
. A third loop of nine holes is nearing completion, with 6+ holes completed and construction continuing.
Future growth plans at Baywood include construction of an equestrian center, a community shopping area and conference center, an aquatic center, tennis courts, and more than 1000 additional homes in a variety of configurations.
The local map shown at the right can help if you're already familiar with the Lewes/Rehoboth area and Route 1 (map courtesy of Signature Homes -- click for a larger image
). Baywood is approximately seven miles from Route 1
Alternatively, consider using MapQuest
(the starting point is focused near the new Signature Homes sales office), and then later visit our FAQ page
for additional map options.
About the Baywood Homeowners' Association
The Baywood Homeowners' Association (BHA) is a non-profit organization whose members share only the common bonds that they own homes in the Baywood community and desire to maintain and improve the community in which they've chosen to live.
As our Bylaws state, our purposes are to "promote both civic and social activities, to encourage the membership to maintain and improve the quality of life in the Baywood Community, and to provide representation, input and information on any environmental concerns, legislative matters, and any other matters that may be of interest to the membership
." The complete BHA Bylaws are available for inspection
Mary Ellen Daly has prepared an attractive new resident handout
(2MB PDF) that we distribute to residents when they first move into the community, that can tell you more about the BHA and what we do.
Please note that the BHA is neither a sales agent nor a developer of the Baywood property. It does not manage or direct the operation of the Baywood property and its facilities. The BHA is not associated with Christopher Companies at Baywood
, the sales agent for all new homes available in Baywood.
Joining the BHA
If you are a home owner in Baywood we invite you to join the Baywood Homeowners Association. BHA membership fees are $15/year for an adult resident and one other adult residing at the same address; the membership period runs from April 25 to April 25.
Members of the BHA receive the Blue Heron
newsletter (previously published 3 times per year, but currently suspended
) and have access (both online and in print) to a list of residents with contact information. Certain pages of this website are restricted to BHA members only via registered login.
BHA does not charge late renewal fees, but access to the Members-only pages of the website and delivery of the Blue Heron will be suspended, voting privileges will be suspended, and certain event fees may increase until your renewal is received. All membership dues ($15/year per household of two adults) should be sent via check made out to BHA to one of the Membership Committee co-chairs: Jim Horn (32726 Greens Way) or Debbie Reilly (32343 Apron Way).
Photo this page courtesy of Christine Gaeckle