Bay Creek continued to build sales momentum through the summer months. Prospect inquiries and visits are up by more than 250 percent, and we’re also excited to have welcomed many new families to the community.

Much of the momentum has been driven by the grand opening of the Ideal Home Collection in Bayside Village, featuring four spectacular homes designed by two of the country’s top architects and constructed by four of the region’s best custom builders.

More than 500 guests attended the three days of events to celebrate the grand opening of the Collection in late May, and since then a steady stream of prospective buyers has scheduled tours of the four homes. One home is already sold, while we are seeing serious interest in the remaining three homes.

Another driver of interest in Bay Creek has been our selection as a Southern Living Inspired Community by Southern Living magazine (see story above). And the rumor mill is abuzz with reports that our hometown of Cape Charles will be featured in a major coastal lifestyle publication this fall, which should bring even more attention to our community and the alluring lifestyle of the Eastern Shore!

The 1739-acre golf resort community overlooking the Chesapeake Bay on Virginia’s Eastern Shore has forged partnerships with both Southern Living and Ideal Living magazines, with a combined print and digital readership of more than 20 million people.

It’s the first time in history these two iconic lifestyle and retirement publications have ever been on the same page, according to Linda Buskey of Bay Creek Realty, the community’s exclusive sales and marketing company.

Southern Living magazine has selected Bay Creek for its Inspired Community program, an elite collection of only 15 communities with a commitment to preserving the best of Southern architecture, lifestyles and traditions.

At the same time, Ideal Living has designated Bay Creek as the Summer 2016 Ideal Living Destination.