SCHOOLS – EDUCATION on DANIEL ISLAND:
When Daniel Island began development it was of the utmost importance that education and the quality of the schools be the best possible, and as such this has been achieved. Daniel Island has some of the highest rated schools, teachers, and activities for children in the state of S.C. Because Daniel Island, and the areas closest to Daniel Island (off Clements Ferry Rd) are in Berkeley county most of the current schools dedicated to residents not wanting to send their children to a private school will have to attend Hanahan High School. Otherwise, if you don’t mind the expense of private school there is Bishop England High School- Grades 9-12. Bishop England High school moved to Daniel Island from downtown Charleston in 1998. Bishop England High School is now the largest private high school in the state of South Carolina which is conveniently located across from Etiwan Park.
Sometime in 2017 a new school Phillip Simmons High School will be opening off Clements Ferry Rd so those who can not afford private school do not have to drive all the way to Hanahan High School. This is welcome news for neighborhoods such as Beresford Creek Landing, Pinefield Plantation, The Retreat at Beresford, Rivers Reach, and Beresford Hall to name a few.
For pre-school ages 1-5 there is Daniel Island Academy – located in the heart of Daniel Island the school it is accredited by NAYEC. For middle school aged children will be Daniel Island School– Grades K-8 190,000 square feet located on Daniel Island Drive near the Berkeley County Library. Opened in 2006, there are more than 1200 students. and the school is Advance ED Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, recognized by the Educational Oversight Committee with Gold or Silver Awards 7 years in a row with a student to Certified Teacher Ratio of 23:1.
THE NON “PARK SIDE” MAP OF NEIGHBORHOODS
All Neighborhoods – Developments Near or On Daniel Island South Carolina
DANIEL ISLAND PARKAgain, known as “The Park” side of the island, the homes in Daniel Island Park are custom designed and custom built either by high-end spec builder/developers or by home owners themselves. Island Park Drive is where the first development began with the Parade of Homes where only the most talented architects and builders have combined to make the homes in Daniel Island Park breath taking. Since Daniel Island Park is home to the only golf courses on the island, many homes are on one of the golf courses and some have marsh or woodland vistas. Depending who you ask, many of the most desired waterfront homes are along Ralston Creek Street and Watroo Point. Sizes vary greatly but range from 2,500 to 10,000+ square feet. For those who wish not to have to fuss over landscaping or maintenance, perhaps maybe one of the stunning luxury condominiums or townhomes would be better suited. Aside from Edgefield Park, Nobel’s Point, Rhoden’s Island, Ralston Grove, and Fish Tail Island most of the island is almost completely developed. There are some home sites available in these new sections where you can build your dream home, but homes will require significant time of design, ARB approvals and construction. Most home prices in Daniel Island Park range from the $700,000s for a single family attached property such as townhouse or condo to over $5,000,000.
“The Park Side” has grown in popularity over the last ten years as people from around the globe looking for the Southern luxury lifestyle make Daniel Island Park home. The amenities of the Daniel island Club including two world class golf courses with marsh and water views designed by the likes of Rees Jones and a Tom Fazio a PTA tennis center, two resort style pools with poolside dining and beverage service and state of the art athletic center guarantees a lifestyle you’ll want too. Whether it is New construction, resale homes or home site lots, the return on investment for owners and investors alike is worth a look. There are over 23 miles of rivers, streams and marsh front property Daniel Island Park and it has quickly become one of the most sought after locations in South Carolina.
Daniel Island Park is conveniently located on the north side of Daniel Island. In Charleston SC you can get just about anywhere in Charleston in more than 20 minutes and Daniel Island is no exception. I526 is there to provide direct access to all the major areas and streets you’ll need to visit the beaches of Sullivan’s Island or Isle of Palms are 15-20 minutes and the Charleston airport is usually about 15 minutes.
- Historic Downtown Charleston 15 Miles
- Charleston Airport 10 Miles
- Sullivan’s Island 11 Miles
- Isle of Palms 16 Miles
- Mount Pleasant 7 Miles
Seeing how there are two golf courses, beautiful club house, two swimming pools (with slide), two boat ramps, and tennis facilities (hard & clay courts) you’re bound to become a socialite in this coveted island community in no time so being part of “the club” comes with it’s advantages. There is a “Social Membership at The Daniel Island Club” thus there is a very good chance if have a passion in a certain activity or hobby there is likely a club or group devoted to it. Invitations to lunches, dinners, wine tastings and cocktail hours are regular occurrences aside from the obvious Golf, Tennis, swimming, kayaking, paddle boarding, cycling or any of a number of physical activities are all available on the “Park Side”. Daniel Island Park residents enjoy Social Membership privileges at the Daniel Island Club and the ability to upgrade to a Sports Membership or one of several Golf Memberships. The Park Club boasts a 10,000 square foot exercise facility, cabana bar, and food available. If you wish to partake in drinks and dining, Harry’s restaurant is sure to please.
If you want something else to do, not to worry there is plenty to enjoy on the island as well. Just on the other side of Daniel Island is “downtown” which features the Volvo Stadium home to numerous musical acts and sporting events each year. There are many other dining establishments on Daniel Island located just off Seven Farms Dr., but the good news is that Mount Pleasant isn’t but 15 mins away as well where you can enjoy Shem Creek.