Daniel Island has approximately 12,629 residents as reported by the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2017 estimates. That’s an uptick of over 2,000 residents since 2010. Located in Berkeley County between the Cooper River and Wando River, the first homes sprang up about 20 years ago. Since then, the master-planned community has added more homes, parks, walking trails and amenities for residents that rival (and surpass) similar communities throughout the U.S.
Daniel Island has been recognized for its innovative master plan by developers all over the country and has received top honors including Urban Land Institute Award for Excellence; Outstanding Project Award by the South Carolina Chapter of the American Planning Association; Community Design – Best of State; Best in American Living (BALA) award for smart growth by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB); and a host of mentions in national publications.
This lovely island town, in evidence of its increasing population and economic growth, is the best place to live in Charleston County, according to those who call it home. Town homes, single-family homes and expansive estate-like homes make up the diverse community.