The island is between the Wando and Cooper rivers, about 15 miles from Charleston.
The land here used to be a private hunting reserve and was used for farming and ranching, (the first public roads on Daniel Island were built in the early 1700s and the land was used for cattle ranching and dairy farming) it was sold around 1997 and the land was developed and turned into this community with homes, a country club, and the big Family Circle Tennis Center.
I think I read the population is about 10,000. The whole area is about 4,000 acres.
It's a planned community, nice, but I wouldn't want to live way out that far from Charleston myself--I would feel like I'm out in the middle of nowhere. LOL
The neighborhoods looked safe and children played freely, probably an attraction to people raising families. There are football and soccer fields here and I've read that the kids ride their bikes to school.
They have their own schools there, banks, restaurants, groceries, doctor offices, churches, salons, etc.
The average price for a single family home is around 850,000 and many of the larger homes go for the millions. (several sold for over two million last year). The lot sizes are very small, with a half acre being considered "huge".
You can find a small condo for about 350,000 up to a million. You might get lucky and find a small under 2000 square foot 3 bedroom home for about 600,000 but your yard would be less than a quarter of an acre.
If you want a waterfront home with a dock---you'll spend about 4.6 million.
Pretty little community---the brand new houses are built to look "old and historic".
|Love the decorations on this house and the next one!--many still out from 4th of July!|
|the path is nice!|
|Lots of outdoor recreation here.....many boat docks, boats, a pirate-theme playground for kids, swimming pools, parks, creeks, kayaks, lots of fishing and crabbing, places to play tennis and golf, as well as paths for both walking/running and biking.|
Daniel Island is named after former Colonial Governor of the Carolinas- Robert Daniell, who invested in the marsh and river area way back in the 1600s.
|Yay!! there's a BREEZE!---helps with the darn "skeeters"!! (air jaws! LOL)|
|nope, that's NOT an alligator there---that is a person taking an evening dip!|
|this little one is learning how to do it!|
|they are having fun!|
|I didn't go stand on the thing to have my "butterfly" picture made--maybe next time|
|I love to view the river and the people and boats on it|
|love this big old twisty gnarly old tree! Bet it's seen lots of hurricanes|
|the walking boardwalk is very nice. We made it near the end.....but had to turn around as it was getting dark and the "air jaws" were coming to life.|
|LOVE all the delicate Spanish moss drifting down from the trees!|
|and if you're tired of walking......there is a swing to rest in!|
......so---let's REST! Who brought the lemonade, ice and cups? I brought the sweet tea and the straws! LOL