Why you'd want to live in Daniel Island
Daniel Island SC is one of the most desirable Charleston Communities to live and it is just minutes away from downtown Charleston, the beaches, airport and shopping centers. This master planned community has earned lots of awards for its beauty and lifestyle features. From the awe-striking deep-water estates of Smythe Park and Daniel Island Park to the traditional single family style properties of Cochran Park and Codners Ferry Park, it is almost a given that you will find that perfect home! There are doctor's offices, service businesses, restaurants, and all the shopping residents need in the centrally located downtown area. The community includes downtown condominiums and apartments, as well as townhouses and over 2,000 single family homes spread throughout the island. By the time that the Daniel Island community is complete, there will be enough homes for 15,000 residents to enjoy on the island. Buying a home on Daniel Island remains a bargain. Located between the Wando and Cooper Rivers, this beautiful destination of Daniel Island is a true island. It's 4,000 acres are the home of one of the most successful master planned communities in the country. Daniel Island has received many awards including Travel and Leisure Golf magazine’s "Top 100 Golf Community”. In 2007, the Urban Land Institute (ULI) selected the community as one of the top ten winners in the Awards for Excellence. The development received a Best in American Living award for Top Suburban Smart Growth Community in the nation. The island was named after Robert Daniel, the Colonial Governor of the Carolinas. Prior to development, it was owned privately and used primarily for hunting, ranching, and farming by the Guggenheim family. Development of Daniel Island did not begin until after 1996. Open green areas reign supreme on Daniel Island. There are over 20 parks with several main parks providing a central focal point for the different neighborhoods that surround them. Homeowners have access to almost 20 miles of biking and hiking paths.