Daniel Island

Daniel Island Insider Guide: Blackbaud

Daniel Island is a wonderful community for families and couples looking for an island feel close to shopping, downtown, the airport and amenities like private golf and tennis clubs.  Situated on 4,000 acres surrounded by the Wando and Cooper Rivers, this master-planned community within the Charleston City limits is centrally located and easily accessed by Interstate-526. The island’s ten different neighborhoods are anchored by a central commercial district with groceries, banks, restaurants and shops, as well as headquarters of two major software companies: Benefitfocus and Blackbaud.

Things to do on the Island

Daniel Island Insider Guide: Volvo Open
Volvo Open

A haven for those who love active lifestyles and sports, the community boasts swimming pools, two golf courses, a professional soccer arena and a world-class tennis facility that hosts the annual professional WTA Volvo Car Open, as well as outdoor concerts, festivals and events.  If professional Tennis isn’t enough Daniel Island is also home to the Charleston Battery a Club playing in the United Soccer League.  The Battery’s Stadium also hosts a series of events through the year including free movie nights and concerts. The Daniel Island Club offers a Tom Fazio designed Golf course as well as Tennis, Fitness and Aquatics.  Waterfront Park offers a public pier popular for Fishing and Boating is a very popular activity especially with many homes having their own boat dock.  Don’t forget that Daniel Island is very close to all of the greater Charleston area where there are many more Attractions.

(Insider tip: check out the Daniel Island News and Danielisland.com for current events.)


Dining on the Island

Daniel Island has had a recent growth in dining options.  Home owners and Island workers no longer have to leave to find a great meal at any time of day.  While Mount Pleasant and Downtown Restaurants are still close by these local options are our favorites.

(Insider tip: this area is growing quickly so be sure to check out the Local neighborhood News and Events page for new developments and don’t forget our Dining Guide for the very best Restaurants around Charleston.)


Daniel Island is located in the Berkeley County School District.  The primary schools for the community are:

A public mixed Elementary and Middle School located on the island within walking and biking distance from many neighborhoods offers convenience and a great education.

High School students can attend the new Philip Simmons High School located nearby.

The Island is now home to the historic Private Catholic school, Bishop England High School and offers families with kids in High school with a closer, Private school option.

For a complete list of the schools around Daniel Island we have partnered with GreatSchools.org:

(Insider tip: Check with the State of South Carolina Department of Education’s website for yearly report cards.)

Homes and Builders

Housing options range from luxury executive waterfront or golf course homes, to single family homes, apartments and condos, all in close proximity to bicycle and running paths, parks and waterways.  There are ten neighborhoods that range from condominiums to large private homesites and custom homes.

Daniel Island Insider Guide: Homes
Daniel Island Homes


2015 Population (for zip code 29492): 11,501
Median home price: $595,000




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Services and Utilities

Municipal Government:
City of Charleston

Service District:
S.C. Electric & Gas Co.
Charleston Water System