Daniel Island Homes for Sale and Real Estate

Area Description

Growers decades ago raised produce on remote inland Daniel Island, and a prominent New York family’s organization would preserve the Berkeley County property while also going on hunting excursions in the South Carolina lowlands.

From a map, the 4,000-acre island stood out for its proximity to almost every vantage point in the Charleston area. So when the Guggenheim Foundation chose to put the property on the market in the 1990s, interest proved intense. Eventually, the site would wind up in the city of Charleston. At the same time, a prominent development group would lay out a plan to craft homes of various styles and prices while also lining up commercial space.

Daniel Island, bracketed by the Wando and Cooper rivers, took off in 1996 and hasn’t looked back. The village has grown to about 10,000 people, and major interchanges off Interstate 526 exit onto the island.

Area Highlights

The Neighbors

Young professionals, transplants, first-time homebuyers, renters, educated, boaters, singles, computer whizzes, business people.


Charleston-style single houses, low-moderate taxes, riverside properties and views million dollar designer homes, predominately new houses, stylish apartments.


Families enjoying dozens of parks and open spaces, bicycle riders, youngsters trekking to schools, crowds attending sporting events and entertainment at tennis and soccer centers.

You'll Love

Golfing on two top courses, clubhouse activities, checking out new, established restaurants, dropping into shops, attending Family Circle tennis and Battery soccer, schools within walking and biking distance.

Perfect For

Wealthy seniors, move up homeowners, active adults, upper tier executives, water lovers, tenants interested in removed setting, all types of families.

Around the Area

Daniel Island sits apart from population centers such as East Cooper, North Charleston and to a lesser extent, the Clements Ferry Road area. Yet it’s an integral part of the greater Lowcountry economic scene. It’s home to minor league soccer’s Charleston Battery, and the Family Circle tennis center hosts a prominent woman’s professional cup as well as big-name concerts and shows.

Meanwhile, the island has attracted a group of jobs-creating technology companies including nonprofit computer programming behemoth Blackbaud, back office medical accounting giant Benefitfocus and a local outpost for AT&T.

The large residential sector of Daniel Island splits into eight neighborhood “parks,” Barfield, Center, Cochran, Codner’s Ferry, Daniel Island, Etiwan, Pierce and Smythe. Properties south of I-526 include hundreds of homes priced from the $400,000s to seven figures; condos; townhomes; and apartments. Golf course and waterside mansions, cottages and multifamily residences – many from $1million to $4 million – rise in Daniel Island Park north of the interstate. The sector also sports a clubhouse and two championship golf courses.

The island’s schools include private, regional Bishop England High School and Daniel Island School, a respected public school for K-8.



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