How to Choose the Perfect Resort Community
Looking for your dream vacation home in the perfect resort community can certainly be a challenge. Even when you’ve narrowed it down to a specific geographic area, it’s still easy to be overwhelmed with all the options. Take Delaware’s Sussex County, for example – there are a wealth of choices for resort communities, and picking one can seem nearly impossible!
If you feel that picking the perfect resort community to call your second home is a daunting task, ask yourself these questions:
- Where is your ideal location? You hear it all the time in real estate – location, location, location! Even if you’ve decided the general area you want to be in, communities just a few miles from each other can be vastly different, so you have to choose your exact location carefully. Baywood Greens is nestled in charming Long Neck, Delaware, which is situated along the beautiful Indian River Bay. Our ideal location means we’re far enough removed from the summer crowds of Rehoboth Beach to feel truly exclusive, while still enjoying the short drive for a day trip to the beach. And if you feel like enjoying the water without driving to the shore, then Baywood Greens' location is perfect for you! Being a Baywood Greens resident means enjoying access to nearby private bay beaches and marinas, so you can spend a day on the water whenever you’d like.
- What community personality matches with yours? Just take a tour of several Sussex County resort communities and you’ll see that they all have their own unique personalities – and you'll feel more comfortable in some communities than others. A great way to get a grasp on this community personality is to go to a popular community hangout during a busy time to see how residents interact with each other and what the overall vibe is. For example, heading to the Baywood Greens clubhouse restaurant during happy hour will give you a great idea of the camaraderie among residents and the exciting environment of our community!
- What type of amenities are most important to you? You need to analyze what type of activities and recreational options are most important to you, and pick your resort community based on these wants and needs. Take Baywood Greens, for example – if you or your spouse is an avid golfer, you’ll want to choose a community with an excellent golf course, such as Baywood Greens.
- Realistically, what’s your budget for a new home? This may seem like an obvious question to ask yourself, but you need to be sure you’re being completely realistic when setting a budget for your vacation home – and adjusting your search accordingly. The price of vacation homes can be drastically different depending on what area and community they’re in, especially near the beach. And don't forget to incorporate fees, such as Homeowner’s Association fees, into your budget. Luckily for Baywood Greens residents, living in our luxurious community doesn’t have to mean paying an exorbitant amount for a home – our new homes from Christopher Companies start in the low $200s!
Perhaps the most important tip in choosing your perfect resort community is paying attention to how you feel when walking through the community. Like many other important decisions, you just know when you’ve found the perfect community! With the grand clubhouse, beautiful homes, breathtaking landscaping and incredible golf course, it’s hard not to fall in love with Baywood Greens on your first visit, and it’s easy to imagine yourself as a part of our resort community!