City Information

In the past 20 years, Daniel Island has transformed from a rural farming and cattle ranching outpost into an integral part of the City of Charleston, nationally recognized for its innovative master plan, diverse residential real estate, top-ranked recreational facilities and regional and international events.


First inhabited by a Native American tribe known as the Etiwan, in the late 17th century Daniel Island was granted by the Lords Proprietors of England to Robert Daniell, who later became the governor of the colony of Carolina and for whom the island was eventually named. The land was divided into several large plantations in the 18th century and used mainly for farming. The Guggenheim family of New York purchased it in 1947 for cattle ranching and use as a hunting retreat. In 1971 Daniel Island passed to the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation, which sponsored the creation of a master plan. The island was sold to the Daniel Island Company in 1997 and continues to be responsibly developed in accordance to the vision outlined in the master plan.

Daniel Island Attractions & Events

Family Circle Tennis Center

The Family Circle Tennis Center hosts the Volvo Car Open (formerly the Family Circle Cup), the WTA Tour's longest-running professional tennis tournament.

MUSC Health Stadium

The stadium is home to the Charleston Battery, the city's professional soccer team.

Daniel Island Trails

The more than 25 miles of walking, running and biking trails on Daniel Island meander through parks and the island's downtown, over marsh and tidal creeks and along the Wando River, offering beautiful Lowcountry vie

Daniel Island Club

This is the island's in-town country club, home to exceptional sports amenities for members, including nationally ranked golf courses by Tom Fazio and Rees Jones.

Berkeley County School System

Daniel Island is served by the Berkeley County school system. The schools in this system have an enviable reputation for their facilities, student-teacher ratios, uncompromising commitment to excellence and impressive technology resources. Students living on Daniel Island are zoned to attend the K-8 Daniel Island School and Hanahan High School, located in nearby Hanahan.

The Daniel Island School

This public elementary/middle school, located within walking and/or biking distance to all island neighborhoods, opened in August 2006.

Bishop England High School

One of the state's finest private schools, Bishop England offers an outstanding curriculum and award-winning athletics department.

Daniel Island Academy

A private Early Childcare Center for children age 1-4 accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the gold standard for child care.

Area Listings

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Updated: 22nd April, 2019 3:01 AM.