Daniel Island is made up of nine neighborhoods, and about 26,590 housing units. Your buyer’s agent helped you to find your dream home and now it’s time to get out there and meet some of the 70,000+ people in your new Daniel Island community! A wide range of interests and opportunities present themselves to the residents of Daniel Island to get together and get involved.
If you’re looking for something more informal, the Daniel Island property association owns and maintains 3 community pools just for the Daniel Island Community Association residents. Programs at the pools include water aerobics, swim lessons, summer camp and swim team. There are 9 parks on Daniel Island, 5 currently built and one on the Wando River coming soon which are all owned and maintained by the property association. These parks offer picnic tables, benches, gazebos, fields for sports as well as numerous playgrounds and swing sets. The pirate themed playground in Smythe Park is especially popular. Smythe Park is the largest park at 22 acres on Daniel Island and includes an 11 acre lake with a kayak dock. In addition to the association owned parks, the City of Charleston maintains 3 additional parks on Danie Island. Etaiwan Park is a 6 acre Park featuring athletic fields, basketball and volleyball courts, and a playground. Governor’s Park is located downtown Daniel Island, features soccer fields and basketball courts, a dog run, waterfront trails, and a playground. Fallen Oak Park is located on Island Park Drive features two playground areas, a walking trail, and exercise stations. The plentiful parks of Daniel Island are a great way to get out and meet your neighbors!
Daniel Island has a very active community origination. Local events include a monthly night market, lake front and waterfront concert series in the spring and summer and Food Truck Friday’s throughout the summer. You can also take part in the Daniel Island Community Speaker’s Series on a wide variety of topics. The Daniel Island Recreation Center offers community yoga, a weekly Bocce Ball tournament and if you’re over 50 you can take part in a monthly potluck mixer. Visit the community calendrer to find out what’s going on: https://dicommunity.org/events-activities/
If you’re a gardener or are interested at all in native plants. The Daniel Island Garden Club meets monthly offering residents the opportunity to learn about gardening through speakers, field trips, and the exchange of information among its members. They host and judge annual Halloween House Decorating Contest and as well as Holiday Decorations contest helping to make the holiday that much more fun and festive for everyone.
Daniel Island is the host of multiple annual events around the island. Some highlights are a 9/11 Hero Run, an annual kids fishing tournament and a kids triathlon. The WaterFest annual community event is fun for the whole family. You can take in some live music, an oyster roast, casting lessons, check out some visitors from the south Carolina aquarium all the while supporting Water Mission, a nonprofit that builds safe water, sanitation, and hygiene solutions in developing countries and disaster areas.
Making a move to a new place can be challenging but having the right exclusive buyer’s agent can help to make that an easy transition and having you feeling “at home” in no time.
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