It is, in fact, unmistakably true … there are few places in the world like Daniel Island SC. With its close proximity to the historic downtown Charleston peninsula, this breathtaking island of over 4,000 acres of lush lowcountry landscape, includes riverfront marshlands along the Cooper and Wando rivers, tidal creeks and preserved lands rich with old-growth Live Oaks, and offers a small town feel designed with exceptional living in mind. Inspired by the vision of the late Henry F. Guggenheim whose conservation and love for the land played a pivotal role in ensuring the island’s present-day development stayed true to his values and ideals. Daniel Island just may be one of the most enchanting areas around Charleston, save perhaps for the timeless elegance of Charleston's historic South of Broad neighborhood. This is a place in which scenic beauty seems to have been scripted from every vantage point, whether it be the sculpted and manicured Governor's Park, or the verdant wetlands and marsh that beckon around its edges. Situated just to the east of Charleston Harbor, when developers brought Daniel Island out of the ground in the early 1990s their vision was that of a town with a vibrant, walkable, downtown, traditional connected neighborhoods, and nationally ranked golf in a spectacular coastal setting. And that is indeed what they delivered.From its initial master plan, Daniel Island was designed with family in mind. A concept emerged as a place that delivered big on lifestyle and provided amenities that could be enjoyed by residents of all ages. A place where children walk to school, where business opportunity thrived and you could work on island, play on island and outdoor living is highlighted at every turn. Where neighborhoods are a mix of single family homes and townhouses, and bikes and golf carts dot the sidewalks, driveways and alleyways. 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. On the north end of the island is the exquisite community of Daniel Island Park, home to some of Daniel Island's most discerning addresses and wrapped around two award winning golf courses. The residents of Daniel Island Park enjoy a membership at the sumptuous Daniel Island Club, with state-of-the-art pool, tennis and fitness facilities. This exclusive neighborhood showcases houses designed by some of the finest lowcountry architects, many featured in popular lifestyle and shelter magazines.
Living in the charming downtown area of Daniel Island means live-work options abound and you'll have a guaranteed "walk-everywhere" commute that includes restaurants, retail shops, banks, and doctors' offices. Anchored by its own Publix grocery store, there are upscale boutiques, coffee shops, yoga studios, fitness centers - even a swanky bridal store. Daniel Island is perfect for people looking for an active and healthy lifestyle with its hundreds of acres of parks, 18+ miles of trails, 23 miles of rivers and creeks, swimming pools, tennis and private country club with nationally-acclaimed golf all wrapped into a breathtakingly beautiful, tight-knit community. Daniel Island just may be a modern-day Mayberry after all.
NOTE: It's a rare opportunity that comes along, that seamlessly blends the historic charm, and southern elegance of an iconic Charleston landmark with the discerning address of Daniel Island Park. Introducing 33 Watroo Point. Inspired by the historic "Two Meeting Street Inn," the acclaimed historic Bed & Breakfast located on Meeting Street in Charleston's South of Broad neighborhood, 33 Watroo Point is highlighted by timeless & sophisticated design details. Just listed for sale, this stunning home with it's multiple porches, marsh views and English inspired gardens, is designed with entertaining in mind and offers the best of Daniel Island living.