Daniel Island The Smart Choice
Daniel Island is a 4,000-acre island located in the city of Charleston, South Carolina. Named after its former inhabitant, the colonial governor of the Carolinas, Robert Daniel, the island is located in Berkeley County and situated between the Cooper and Wando Rivers .
What's so great about Daniel Island
Daniel Island has been developed as a master-planned community complete with residential neighborhoods, parks, trails, recreational amenities and a downtown that is home to shops, restaurants, schools, churches and offices for businesses. With the area's rich history, attractions, golf, tours, exceptional wineries, world-class restaurants what’s not to love.
Development of the first residential properties on Daniel Island began in 1996, and in 1997 the island was purchased by the Daniel Island Company, a developer of master-planned communities. Hundreds of acres of parks have been created. Two professional sports facilities, the Family Circle Tennis Center and Blackbaud Stadium are located on the island, along with a private country club, the Daniel Island Club, with golf courses by Tom Fazio and Rees Jones.
The club hosts the Nationwide Tour Championship, the final event of the Nationwide Tour. There are also two churches and three schools on the island. The community and its developers have been nationally recognized for responsible planning and, smart growth, practices with numerous awards and accolades. It was a 2007 recipient of an, Award for Excellence, from the Urban Land Institute.
Daniel Island is home to eight main parks, with each neighborhood on the island having its own park. The eight parks are Barfield Park, Center Park, Cochran Park, Codner's Ferry Park, Daniel Island Park, Etiwan Park, Pierce Park and Smythe Park. Daniel Island also has a downtown area where many businesses, restaurants, doctors' offices, shops and condominiums are located.
There are three schools located on Daniel Island: the DI Academy for pre-K, Daniel Island School for K–8 and Bishop England High School for grades 9–12, a private Roman Catholic high school that has an estimated student body of 900 students. The Daniel Island School was constructed in 2006.
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