10 Fun Facts You May Not Know About Delaware

Submitted by Baywood Blog Team on February 21st, 2017

We love our home here at Baywood Greens in Sussex County, Delaware! We know that Delaware is beautiful and home to some of the best beaches on the East Coast, but there is so much more to know about this great state of ours. Check out some of these fun facts and let us know if you knew any of them!

1. There are only 3 counties in the entire state! New Castle, Kent, and Sussex are the only counties in Delaware. Sussex is the largest county of the three, followed by Kent and then New Castle.
2. The Fenwick Island Lighthouse, which reaches 87 feet tall, was painted in 1880 for a grand total of $5.00.
3. Georgia may be known for their peaches, but Delaware’s official state flower is the peach blossom! You can see this flower blooming throughout the state in early springtime, and the flowers are actually pink.
4. For all the beaches, parks, and bike trails, Delaware in the only state without any National Park System features. There are no national parks, seashores, historic sites, battlefields, memorials, and monuments in Delaware that are a part of the National Park System.
5. We know those mosquitoes can be pesky in the summer, but the official state bug of Delaware is the ladybug!
6. Delaware is not the smallest state in the country, but ranks pretty close! We are the second smallest state in square mileage, coming in behind Rhode Island. That means even Hawaii is bigger than Delaware!
7. Calling all shoppers: Delaware is home to tax free shopping. Hit up the Rehoboth Outlets, located less than 10 miles from Baywood Greens, or any other stores to shop with no sales tax.
8. The Dogfish Head Brewery, located just a short drive from Baywood Greens, is available in 30 states across the U.S. and produces almost 700 million bottles of beer every year! That’s enough for everyone in Delaware to have 2 beers every day for a year.
9. If you’re wondering why Delaware looks extra festive during the winter, it is because the American holly is the official state tree. Holly trees can grow to 60 feet tall!
10. Milton, Delaware, also located in Sussex County, is named after the English poet John Milton. He is most well-known for his famous poem Paradise Lost.

Did you know any of these facts about Delaware? There is so much to discover here in Delaware, starting at our award-winning Baywood Greens community! Visit us online to learn more about all the Baywood Greens has to offer.

Sources: http://www.movoto.com/guide/de/delaware-facts/
http://www.50states.com/facts/delaware.htm

5 Reasons to Love Living at Baywood Greens

Submitted by Baywood Blog Team on January 27th, 2017

Our homeowners simply love living at Baywood Greens and it’s easy to see why! From the moment you start the breath-taking drive through our community, you get a sense of what makes Baywood Greens so special. We think you’ll agree—there are just so many reasons to fall in love with Baywood Greens! Here are five of our favorites:

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Our Championship Golf Course: The most prominent and well-known feature of our community is our “exclusively public” championship level golf course, named one of the best golf courses in Delaware by Golf magazine! The Baywood Greens Golf Course offers a challenge for golfers of all skill levels, with some of the most breathtaking views you’ll find is southern Delaware.

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Our Incredible Clubhouse: The Baywood Greens Clubhouse is considered by many to be the centerpiece of our community. The Clubhouse is the perfect place for homeowners and club members to socialize and dine at our world-class clubhouse restaurant, or take in the picturesque views of our golf course from the veranda.

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Our Awe-Inspiring Gardens: The majestic gardens at Baywood Greens are truly a sight to behold! There are numerous varieties of flowers that take up 30 of Baywood Greens over 500 acres of land. You can take a garden tour around our community and see everything that we have to offer!

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Our Caribbean-Style Pool: During the spring and summer months, our homeowners love to kick back and beat the heat by spending their days at our Caribbean-style pool and recreation center. It’s the perfect place to relax with a good book or swim a few laps while you bask in the sunshine!

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Our Stunning Homes: What’s the most important part of living in any community? Your home of course! Baywood Greens offers new homebuyers a wide array of stunning new homes, perfectly tailored to fit in with the surrounding gardens and natural beauty of our community.

These are just a few of the many reasons we love Baywood Greens! To learn more about our stunning community, visit our website.

How to Prep Your Baywood Greens Home for Winter

Submitted by Baywood Blog Team on December 20th, 2016

Snow has yet to fall heavily here at Baywood Greens, but that doesn’t mean your home shouldn’t be ready for it! The best time to prepare your home for winter and winter weather is before it actually happens. Keeping you and your family safe this winter is our top priority, so check out some tips on how to prep your Baywood Greens home for winter this season.

Ready to Go

One of the best ways to prepare for winter weather is to have everything you need ready and accessible. Make sure that any snow shovels and ice scrapers you have are in working order and ready to grab from your garage. To be even more prepared, keep a small shovel and scraper in your car (just in case!). This way, when it does snow, you’ll know exactly where to find all of the tools you’ll need. 

Stay Warm

If you’re going to be shoveling snow or doing any work outside, you’ll want to be bundled up! Keep a basket of scarves, gloves, and hats by the door so you can grab them as you go. If you’re the type of person who is always misplacing gloves, stock up on several pairs and keep them in your car, purse, garage, etc.

Clean Up

Snow isn’t the only winter weather that can affect your home. Ice, sleet, and wind can also be harmful to your home. Clear any stray branches and leaves from your driveway and sidewalks, and make sure that your gutters are clean. Trim back any branches that could possibly break off and hit your home or vehicle.

Have Backups

Getting caught unawares is one of the worst things that can happen as a homeowner! To be as prepared as you can be this winter, have backups for some of the necessities. Always have extra batteries on hand for flashlights and electronic devices. In addition, purchasing an extra shovel or ice scraper can come in handy if one breaks. Also, you can never have enough blankets to stay warm and cozy on those chilly nights!

Shoes Off!

Tracking in snow, dirt, and wet boots is sure to be a pet peeve of any Baywood Greens homeowner! Make sure you have mats at all entrances of your home for people to wipe their shoes off when they come in. Keep some old towels handy for people to leave their wet snow boots and gloves!

Our Baywood Greens homes are the perfect place to live during any season! Contact us to learn how you can call Baywood Greens home today.

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