Living in Daniel Island
Located just 3 miles north of Charleston Harbor, between the Cooper and Wando Rivers, Daniel Island is a 4,000-acre island town with traditional neighborhoods and a dynamic, evolving community. This community offers a full range of real estate for sale. All different home types and styles -- from apartments, town homes, and condominiums to single family homes of all sizes. Home to some of the area's top employer's, Blackbaud and SunCom, Daniel Island entails a complete range of conveniences, services and businesses of all sizes including shops, schools, restaurants, church's and much more. Everything you need is right here: a hometown bank, schools, supermarket, gas station, dry cleaner, medical center, even an old-fashioned ice cream parlor. Known for it´s small town charm, Daniel Island is filled with friendly smiles and warm welcomes.
Surrounded by 23 miles of rivers and creeks, Daniel Island is filled with hundreds of acres of parks and open green space, allowing for various recreational opportunities. Residents have access to the nationally ranked Tom Fazio golf course, a new world-class waterfront 17-course tennis center (home to the Family Circle Cup) that features a professional soccer stadium, a clubhouse, fitness facility and a pro shop. In addition, there is a community boat ramp, public and private boat docks, crabbing docks, island nature preserve, walking and bicycle trails.
History of Daniel Island
Daniel Island is filled with rich history dating back to the late 1600´s. Once home to the Native American tribe known as the Etiwan, the island was later inhabited by some of the first English settlers. These settlers established the port city of Charles Town. By the end of the 17th century, a number of renowned Charlestonians owned property on Daniel Island. In 1740 the island was officially named Daniel Island in honor of the Robert Daniel family who at one point was governor of the colony of Carolina. Over the next 200 years Daniel Island, accessible only by boat, was divided up into several large plantations where farming was the main industry. In 1947, Harry Frank Guggenheim purchased the Island for cattle ranching and use as a family fishing and hunting retreat. Upon his death in 1971, the island passed to the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation. The foundation sponsored a group of leading land planners and urban designers to develop a master plan that would ensure the property was responsibly developed in a way that would respect the history and heritage of the region. In 1997, the island was sold to the Daniel Island Company who is continuing to develop the island in accordance to the vision outlined in the master plan.
Summary adapted from The Berkeley Chamber of Commerce, "About Daniel Island, South Carolina"