It is a 4,000-acre barrier island located in the city of Charleston SC. Named after the colonial governor of the Carolinas, Robert Daniell, the island is located in Berkeley County and sits between the Cooper and Wando Rivers. Owned by the Guggenheim Family for generations before the I526 highway was constructed in the 90s, the family primarily used it for hunting and farming. By the mid 90s the island was being developed for PUD, and homesites were being released to builders. The rest is history.
Daniel Island SC real Estate and specifically Daniel Island Park better known as “The Park” side which is very interestingly funny considering there are more parks (8) “parks” on the other side of the island: Center Park, Barfield Park, Smythe Park, Pierce Park, Codner’s Ferry Park, Cochran Park, Etiwan Park, and Edgefield Park which most of are just different sections of Daniel Island.
The east side of the island where those neighborhoods are will be where the most reasonably priced homes will offer prospective buyers less pricey options with condos & townhouses as well. Closest to the schools (and the parks in which kids play) on Daniel Island, these neighborhoods would likely be the best option for those with children as the convenience of dropping them off and picking them up would appeal to parents.
The Daniel Island developers have made sure to offer just about anything prospective residents could be looking for: luxury condos, waterfront properties, even luxury townhomes, and of course single family detached homes. What's most impressive is the attention to green space, nature, convenience and recreation.
When Daniel Island began development it
was of the utmost importance that education and the quality of the schools be the
best possible, and as such this has been achieved. Daniel Island has some of the
highest rated schools, teachers, and activities for children in the state of S.C.
Because Daniel Island, and the areas closest to Daniel Island (off Clements Ferry Rd) have the option of private school, Bishop England High School- Grades 9-12. Bishop England High school moved to Daniel Island from downtown Charleston in 1998 and is the largest private high school in the state of South Carolina which is conveniently located across from Etiwan Park.
The new Phillip Simmons High & Middle schools off Clements Ferry Rd. offer the latest and greatest in education if you do not want to shell out for private school. This is welcome news for neighborhoods such as Beresford Creek Landing, Pinefield Plantation, The Retreat at Beresford, Rivers Reach, and Beresford Hall all the neighborhoods not on Daniel Island. The Daniel Island School, a part of the Berkeley County School District, was constructed in 2006. The building, with a capacity of 1,200 students serves Daniel Island and Thomas Island. In 2016 the school was overcrowded, with over 1,400 students, but it was relieved in 2016 by the opening of Philip Simmons Elementary and Middle School, which began to serve the Cainhoy Peninsula, previously served by Daniel Island School. In 2017, Daniel Island was rezoned to Philip Simmons High School.
For pre-school ages 1-5 there is Daniel Island Academy – located in the heart of Daniel Island the school it is accredited by NAYEC. For middle school aged children will be Daniel Island School– Grades K-8 190,000 square feet located on Daniel Island Drive near the The Library. Opened in 2006, there are more than 1200 students. and the school is Advance ED Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, recognized by the Educational Oversight Committee with Gold or Silver Awards 7 years in a row with a student to Certified Teacher Ratio of 23:1
For many new residents to the area
considering not only Daniel Island but maybe other parts of Charleston, there are a
few serious factors one must consider. The obvious being hurricanes, and insurance
specifically. While our taxes aren't as expensive as they maybe in let's say the
Northeast, often times our insurance costs can be, due to the risk of hurricanes.
If you haven't noticed most of the homes on Daniel Island are on raised foundations. That's not for looks, although it does help with parking due to the fact the average lot is less than .20 acre. The reason homes are raised is because of flooding. The vast majority of Charleston, and especially Daniel Island are in high risk flood zones, and thus homes have to be at least one story off the ground to mitigate flood insurance costs/losses in the event of a hurricane. Check Fema Flood Web-portal, and make sure you have an elevation certificate to give your insurance provider.
The "east" side, or non-parkside of Daniel
Island there are 3 swimming pools, miles of walking trails and sidewalks, as well as
at least 8 parks or playgrounds. My favorite thing I appreciate about Daniel Island
is the attention to green space. Too often developers (especially in Charleston)
will try to cram as many homes as they can into a piece of dirt, they'll make the
streets too narrow for two cars, or parked cars, cut down too many trees, and not
have enough greenery or parks. That's what makes Daniel Island a special place. So
when you consider all you get with your fees you'll appreciate the
- Crows Nest pool in Edgefield Park
- Pierce St Pool
- Codner's Ferry Park pool
- Pirates Park Playground (Smythe Park)
- Lake in Smythe Park
- Play field at Etiwan Park with Beach Volleyball & Basketball Courts
- Barfield Park
- Center Park / Playground
- Daniel Island soccer complex
- Daniel Island soccer field
- Trewin Park
- Treehouse Park
- Freedom Park
- Delhow Park
- Grove Park
- Townsend Running/Walking Park
- Ithcaw Court Park
- Gunboat Park
One of THE most desired communities to live in ALL of Charleston, Daniel Island Park offers a lifestyle like no other. Come see what all the talk is about. The beauty and splendor of Daniel Island comes at a cost to keep it safe, clean, and cared for, for years to come.
It was important to not only the original developers but local leaders to ensure the area thrives & so a fund is collected on every sale: one-half of one percent (0.5%) of the total sales price.
Upon conveyance of title to the Property to
Purchaser shall automatically become a member of the Assoc. & shall be subject to the assessment
obligations & other provisions set forth in the Governing Docs
Rain, rain, and more rain. As we know Charleston is located in the heart of hurricane alley, and with our moniker being "the Low-country", you must be made aware of the ever present flood risk of living here.
Daniel Island Club Social membership is mandatory for homeowners who live in Daniel Island Park.
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