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Daniel Island

Daniel Island is a planned urban development island community. It is technically part of the city of Charleston, although separated by a buffer of 23 miles of rivers, marshes and creeks.  Once an isolated island farm and game preserve that was owned by the famous Guggenheim family, Daniel Island was planned as an exclusive suburb annexed to Charleston. The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation sponsored the efforts of a group of urban planners from around the country to develop a master plan that sought to develop the land on Daniel Island in a responsible manner. Redeveloping the island rested in its connection to the city of Charleston via the I 526 Mark Clark Expressway. The self contained “city within a city” was built completely from scratch, with everything from churches, to schools, as well a first-rate private golf club.

Downtown Daniel Island also offers residents a variety of businesses and services within walking distance of their neighborhoods. Shops, restaurants, office buildings, medical centers, a spa and fitness center,  a supermarket, and one of Charleston SC area's largest employers, BlackBaud software call Daniel Island home.

Daniel Island is the address for some of Charleston area's best schools. Bishop England, one of the state's finest and largest private high schools, is within walking distance of most residential neighborhoods. The public schools are part of the highly rated Berkeley County School District, which is noted for its physical facilities, low student-teacher ratios and an uncompromising commitment to excellence

The private Daniel Island Country Club has a nationally-ranked, 18-hole Tom Fazio golf course, and a second course is designed by Rees Jones. Other highlights on Daniel Island include MUSC Health Stadium, home of the Charleston Battery, the Charleston area’s own professional soccer team; and The Family Circle Tennis Center, an 18-court facility which is home of the world-renowned annual women's tennis tournament event, the Volvo Car open. Daniel Island also hosts the annual Susan G Komen 5K Race for the Cure as well as a variety of outdoor music festivals in the Volvo Car Stadium.  

Daniel Island’s traditional neighborhoods feature tree- and sidewalk-lined streets and classic southern-style architecture. A wide range of homes and townhomes offer a comprehensive selection of residential opportunities. Condominiums are also available in some neighborhoods, and in Daniel Island’s downtown area.

Daniel Island Real Estate

Between Jan 1 and Jun 30, 181 homes sold on Daniel Island.  Prices ranged from $2,250,000 to $136,000 for a one bedroom condo. 81 homes sold were over $1,000,000.  The median price was $712,000.


For more information regarding specific neighborhoods in the Daniel Island area, contact Behren Kittrell, BIC Charleston Flat Fee Real Estate.  Home sales include condominiums, investment properties, and fix and flips. Information provided by Behren Kittrell, BIC Charleston Flat Fee Real Estate.

Daniel Island Census Information

Total population 12,629
Male population 6,125
Female population 6,504
Median age 36.60
Median age (male) 35.90
Median age (female) 37.20
Marital status (Number of people who have the following marital status)
Never married 2,295
Married 6,200
Separated 119
Widowed 194
Divorced 987
Population by age
Under 15 2,953
Age 15 to 24 1,187
Ages 25 to 44 3,637
Ages 45 to 64 3,321
Age 65 and over 1,531
Population mobility
Live in the same house as 1 year ago 10,270
Moved from abroad 64
Moved from a different state 699
Moved from the same county 276
Moved from the same state 1,163
Population by poverty level
Above poverty level 12,063
Below poverty level (daily income under $1.90/day) 371
White collar 5,680
Blue collar 631
Class of worker
Self employed 854
Private company 4,224
Not for profit company 459
Government workers 774
Total households 4,836
Family households 3,335
Non-family households 1,501
Households with children 1,721
Households without children 3,115
Average people per household 2.61
Education (Number of people who have achieved the following levels of education)
No high school 42
Some high school 1,283
Some college 2,080
Associate degree 686
Bachelors degree 3,446
Graduate degree 1,986
Average household income $138,700
Median household income $103,822
Median income under 25 $41,818
Median income 25-44 $106,090
Median income 45-64 $123,438
Median income over 65 $87,500
Housing occupancy
Housing units 5,321
Occupied housing units 4,836
Owner occupied units 3,403
Renter occupied units 1,433
Median housing costs per month $1,705
Median gross rent per month $1,588
Housing by year built
Year built median 2005
Built before 1939 7
Built between 1940 and 1949 54
Built between 1950 and 1959 31
Built between 1960 and 1969 28
Built between 1970 and 1979 50
Built between 1980 and 1989 169
Built between 1990 and 1999 597
Built between 2000 and 2009 3,515
Built after 2010 870
Housing mortgage situation
Houses with mortgage 2,602
Houses without mortgage 801
Median value with mortgage $475,400
Median value without mortgage $513,500
Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the 2017 American Community Survey and is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed. No representation, guarantee or warranty is made as to the accuracy or completeness of information modified or aggregated for specific neighborhoods and/or zip codes.