A short 15 mile drive from downtown Charleston will take you to a coastal community where the locals know how to live, work and play. Daniel Island is known as Charleston’s Island town and is surrounded by the Cooper River, Wando River and Beresford Creek. With 23 miles of waterways, it’s no wonder residents enjoy boating, swimming, fishing, crabbing and fun in the sun.
Daniel Island was named after Robert Daniel, a former governor to the Carolinas. The island then came under the ownership of the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation and was used for farming and cattle ranching until the early 1990s when it was purchased by the Daniel’s Island Company. Since then, the development of exquisitely planned residential communities has evolved this small town island into one of the top places to live in the country. Known for its well-executed growth, Daniel Island received an “Award for Excellence” from the Urban Land Institute in 2007.
Residents of Daniel Island love living so close to Charleston. However, nothing beats having everything you need in your own neighborhood. Part of the island’s development included three schools, offices, clinics, and recreational amenities such as golf courses, tennis courts, parks and even a stadium. These have all contributed to the convenience of living on Daniel Island and the strong bond of the community members. People love to mingle and get to know each other at the farmer’s market, during concerts or at the annual picnic at Smythe Park. Daniel Island’s organized structure and comfortable lifestyle make it a more rewarding place to live.
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