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 Volvo Tennis Center, an 18-court facility which is home of the world-renowned annual women's tennis tournament event, the Family Circle Cup. Daniel Island also hosts the annual Susan G Komen 5K Race for the Cure as well as a variety of outdoor music festivals, including Zac Brown Band's Southern Ground Food and Music festival.
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
In 2018, 342 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.