With sensational golf, an internationally famous tennis center, a spectacular coastal setting, and all the self-sufficiency of a small town, the island town of Daniel Island is the kind of place you would be tempted never to leave.
Except for one thing. It is situated so temptingly close to the charms of downtown Charleston, South Carolina, one of the most enjoyable and hospitable cities anywhere.
Luckily, for those who call Daniel Island home, the pleasures of Charleston are within easy reach. In fact, this award-winning mixed-use, master planned community is located within Charleston, just 15 miles from its historic district. But with its 4,000 acres surrounded by 23 miles of rivers, creeks, and waterways, this island town enjoys a world all its own.
Beautifully integrated with the island’s natural beauty are traditional neighborhoods, community parks, bicycle and walking trails, schools and churches, retail businesses, a library, corporate offices, a private country club, and world-class recreational opportunities. They have done such a wonderful job creating a place to live, work, and play that the community is recognized by the Urban Land Institute as a national model for smart growth.
You are probably familiar with Daniel Island even if you have never visited. Since 2001 they have hosted the internationally televised Family Circle Cup women’s tennis tournament. The tennis center here is up to the task, with 17 courts that residents use year round.
Two top-ranked golf courses (Tom Fazio and Rees Jones) are part of the Daniel Island Club and play out of the same clubhouse. Both courses are nationally ranked and both feature incredible views. During the last three years, the Tour’s Q-School chose this private country club as the site of their season-ending championship.
2012 was a strong year for Daniel Island Real Estate. The company sold more island properties than in the previous four years, with single-family home sales up 10 percent and homesite sales rising 20 percent.
Nowhere was that success more evident than in the exclusive Ithecaw Street area within the golf and country club neighborhood of Daniel Island Park. Located on the northern end of the island, Ithecaw saw seven speculative homes, which began construction early in the year, all go under contract after an average of just 22 days on the market. The average sale price was $903,000. Additionally, six homesites in this area went under contract last year, and ten homes are now under construction in this neighborhood. Look for new homesites in Ithecaw to be announced later this year.
To find out more about life on Daniel Island, along with current real estate offerings and upcoming releases, contact Daniel Island Real Estate at (800) 958-5635 or DanielIsland.com.