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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 13,546
Male population 6,418
Female population 7,128
Median age 38.60
Median age (male) 37.60
Median age (female) 39.20

Marital status (Number of people who have the following marital status)

Never married 2,415
Married 6,890
Separated 113
Widowed 361
Divorced 1,145

Population by age

Under 15 2,735
Age 15 to 24 1,221
Ages 25 to 44 3,886
Ages 45 to 64 3,888
Age 65 and over 1,816

Population mobility

Live in the same house as 1 year ago 10,528
Moved from abroad 90
Moved from a different state 944
Moved from the same county 441
Moved from the same state 1,326

Population by poverty level

Above poverty level 12,892
Below poverty level (daily income under $1.90/day) 437


White collar 6,389
Blue collar 824

Class of worker

Self employed 1,025
Private company 4,586
Not for profit company 568
Government workers 1,034


Total households 5,423
Family households 3,670
Non-family households 1,753
Households with children 1,753
Households without children 3,670
Average people per household 2.50

Education (Number of people who have achieved the following levels of education)

No high school 132
Some high school 1,518
Some college 2,219
Associate degree 839
Bachelors degree 3,991
Graduate degree Not available


Average household income $151,884
Median household income $109,143
Median income under 25 $25,750
Median income 25-44 $104,128
Median income 45-64 $136,012
Median income over 65 $86,923

Housing occupancy

Housing units 5,751
Occupied housing units 5,423
Owner occupied units 3,711
Renter occupied units 1,712
Median housing costs per month $1,818
Median gross rent per month $1,628

Housing by year built

Year built median 2006
Built before 1939 4
Built between 1940 and 1949 58
Built between 1950 and 1959 20
Built between 1960 and 1969 23
Built between 1970 and 1979 51
Built between 1980 and 1989 176
Built between 1990 and 1999 680
Built between 2000 and 2009 3,224
Built after 2010 1,515

Housing mortgage situation

Houses with mortgage 2,784
Houses without mortgage 927
Median value with mortgage $525,800
Median value without mortgage $554,100
Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the 2020 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.