Daniel Island Neighborhood Profile | Ask Frank Real Estate

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Some of best events of the summer are right around the corner. The world-famous Spoleto Festival USA will be entering its 41st season this year. Internationally recognized as America’s premier performing arts festival this year the festival will take place May 26 through June 11, 2017, at multiple Charleston locales.

We also recommend going out to see the Maritime Tall Ships® Festival held May 19th through 21st 2017 at the old Charleston Naval Shipyard. This three-day event includes ships from around the world, wooden boat show, live music, a pirate camp, family boat building, and benefits local maritime organizations.

Daniel Island

Continuing our profiles, we move to Daniel Island. The Wando and Cooper rivers surround Daniel Island. Daniel Island is perfect for wealthy seniors, homeowners looking to move up in the world, upper tier executives, water lovers, and those looking for a private home.

Daniel Island sits apart from population centers such as East Cooper, North Charleston and to a lesser extent, the Clements Ferry Road area. Although it sits apart, Daniel Island is still an important part of the Lowcountry economic scene.

The island has secured its importance for the local economy by attracting 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.


Named for Robert Daniell, the English granted Daniell the island. Daniell would also eventually became governor of the Carolina colony.  In the 18th century, the land was divided into several large plantations and used for farming.

In the mid-1900’s the Guggenheim family of New York purchased the island for use in agriculture, cattle ranching, and as a private hunting retreat. With the completion of the I-526 expressway, the door opened for development on Daniel Island in the early 1990s.

To make sure the island developed as a natural extension of Charleston, the Guggenheim Foundation sponsored the development of a master plan that would guide the island’s development.

Work on the first residential properties began in 1996, and the year after that the island was purchased by the Daniel Island Company, a developer of master-planned communities.

Since then the island has seen the creation of hundreds of acres of parks, two professional sports facilities- the Volvo Car Stadium and the MUSC Health Stadium. The Volvo Car Stadium also sponsors the Women’s Tennis Association’s Volvo Car Open.

Daniel Island Real Estate

Looking to buy on the island? You’ll appreciate such benefits as traditional Charleston-style single houses, also available in downtown Charleston and pictured below. The island also offers low to moderate taxes, riverside properties and views as well as million-dollar designer homes, and predominately new houses.

For March the number of listings for Single-Family Detached Homes are up 51.9% from this time last year! Sellers in March on Daniel Island received 99.5% of their original list price; this also went up from last year.

And the number of days’ houses have remained on the market has gone down from March of last year by 47.1%. If you want to get a Single-Family home on the island for the best price, now may be the time to buy as prices are only going up. Talk to us, and we can help you find the best property for you!

The prices are lower for properties south of I-526, you are likely to pay from $400,000s to $ 1 million. In this area, you can find multiple housing options condos, townhomes, and apartments.

When you go north of I-526 homes with golf courses and waterside mansions, cottages, and multifamily residences abound are more common. Higher price tags are there to match these higher end properties; the prices range from $ 1 million to $4 million.

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

The market is strong, and there’s truly something out there for everyone. We can help you buy or sell your home and make the best decisions for this changing market. So, don’t wait another day, contact us at Ask Frank today!