POA Documents

Following are downloadable documents regarding general POA services. For information about POA services, click here.

Governing Documents

Covenants, also called “governing documents,” are non-governmental, legally-binding restrictions that apply to land and land owners. On Daniel Island, there are three primary sets of covenants that correspond to each of the property owners associations: the Daniel Island Community Association, Inc. (DICA), Daniel Island Park Association, Inc. (DIPA), and Daniel Island Town Association, Inc. (DITA).

The Covenants are legal instruments that are recorded in the official land records office for Berkeley County. They describe in detail the rights and responsibilities of property owners and of each of the associations. All property owners should have been provided with a copy of the covenants by their attorney at closing. They are also available in digital format below.

Daniel Island Community Association CC&Rs (download)

Daniel Island Park Association CC&Rs (download)

Daniel Island Town Association CC&Rs (download)

Daniel Island Master Zoning Text (download)

Shared Parking (download)

Shared Cost (download)

DITA Holiday Roofline Lighting Standards (download)

 

Association Budgets

Each association’s Board of Directors approves the budgets of DICA, DIPA, and DITA each fall.  As a reminder, the Daniel Island Town Association (DITA) includes the business district of Daniel Island and most of the multi family residential developments (including the Oaks). The Daniel Island Community Association (DICA) includes single family and townhome properties south of I-526 as well as the Parkside Condominiums. The Daniel Island Park Association (DIPA) includes residential property north of I-526 (except the Oaks).

2021 Daniel Island Community Association (DICA) Budget (download)

2020 DICA Annual Meeting Presentation (download)

2021 Daniel Island Park Association (DIPA) Budget (download)

2020 DIPA Annual Meeting Presentation (download)

2021 Daniel Island Town Association (DITA) Budget (download)

2020 DITA Annual Meeting Presentation (download)

 

Reserve Study

Each association has a reserve study that is updated annually. A reserve study is an in-depth evaluation of a property’s physical components and an analysis of its reserve funds. Based on a thorough on-site inspection, a custom reserve study details anticipated replacements or repairs to common-area elements and recommends annual reserve funding to cover capital expenditures for the next 30 years.

2020 Daniel Island Community Association (DICA) Reserve Study (download)

2020 Daniel Island Park Association (DIPA) Reserve Study (download)

2020 Daniel Island Town Association (DITA) Reserve Study (download)

Audits

The associations have historically only received a letter of review/opinion annually on the associations’ finances by an independent accountant. Below are the 2019 audits:

Daniel Island Community Association (DICA) Management Letter (download)

Daniel Island Park Association (DIPA) Management Letter (download)

Daniel Island Town Association (DITA) Management Letter (download)

Daniel Island Community Association (DICA) Financial Statements (download)

Daniel Island Park Association (DIPA) Financial Statements (download)

Daniel Island Town Association (DITA) Financial Statements (download)

on (DITA) Financial Statements (download)

Amenity Rentals, Rules & Regulations

Daniel Island has a wide range of amenities available for resident enjoyment. For more information about parks, playgrounds, boat landings and pools, view or download the documents on this page.

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Parks –

Daniel Island is home to numerous parks, many of which are available for special events, birthday parties, weddings and more.

For information about renting Barfield Park, Center Park, Codner’s Ferry Park and Smythe Park, please contact Barbara McLaughlin at barbara.mclaughlin@dicommunity.org or 843.971.4401.

 

The Pierce Park Pavilion, an outdoor event pavilion with views of the Wando River, is also available for special events and features bathrooms and a catering kitchen. The park also has a large playground and paved parking.

The Crow’s Nest, a two story outdoor event space with views of the marsh, is also available for special events and features bathrooms and a catering kitchen.

Weekend Policy Modification for Non-Profit Organizations:

Daniel Island Resident Sponsored Non-Profit Organizations may rent 1 weekend day (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) per month, if available, at the non-profit weekend rental rate. All additional resident sponsored rentals for the same non-profit organization during that same month, shall pay rental rates as listed in the Pierce Park Pavilion and Crow’s Nest contracts.

Pavilion Rental Agreement (download)

Crow’s Nest Rental Agreement (download)

For information about renting the Pierce Park Pavilion, please contact Danielle Hermann at danielle.hermann@dicommunity.org or 843-971-4405.

 

Pools –

The Daniel Island Community Association currently maintains three swimming pools at Pierce Park, Scott Park and Edgefield Park. All pools are heated and cooled accordingly.

Pierce Park Pool and Scott Park Pool are chlorine pools. Edgefield Park Pool is a salt water pool.

 

Pierce Park Pool – 1801 Pierce Street

The pool at Pierce Park is open seven days a week with hours varying by season. The Pierce Park Pool received new heaters in January 2018. While we can’t guarantee 365 days/year swimming due to unanticipated extreme weather conditions, we are now able to expand our swim season into the colder months. The hours are 5:00 am – 10:00 pm.

The pool is for the exclusive use of members of the Daniel Island Community Association and their guests. Guests must be accompanied by the resident at all times.

The Pierce Park pool is not available for pool parties, swim lessons or special events.

Click HERE for the DI Flying Fish Website

Pierce Park Pool Guidelines (download)

 

Scott Park Pool – 177 Corn Planters Street

The pool at Scott Park is open seven days a week with hours varying by season. From April to September (the pool season) hours are 5:00 am – 10:00 pm.

The pool is for the exclusive use of members of the Daniel Island Community Association and their guests. Guests must be accompanied by the resident at all times.

The Scott Park pool is available for pool parties and swim lessons. For information about renting Scott Park Pool for a pool party or for setting up swim lessons, please contact Dani Hermann at danielle.hermann@dicommunity.org or 843.971.4405.

Scott Park Pool Guidelines (download)

 

Edgefield Park Pool – 1651 Oak Leaf Street

The pool at Edgefield Park is open seven days a week with hours varying by season. During the pool season, the hours are 5:00 am – 10:00 pm.

The pool is for the exclusive use of members of the Daniel Island Community Association and their guests. Guests must be accompanied by the resident at all times.

The Edgefield Park pool is not available for pool parties, swim lessons or special events.

Edgefield Pool Guidelines (download)

 

Boat Landings

There are two community boat landings on Daniel Island. The Beresford Creek boat landing located at 212 Beresford Creek Street is available to residents of the Daniel Island Community Association (DICA). The Ralston Creek boat landing is located in Great Oak Park (408 Creek Landing Street) and available to residents of the Daniel Island Park Association (DIPA).

These are privately owned and operated facilities located within residential neighborhoods. Users are subject to rules and regulations designed to minimize inconvenience to the neighboring property owners. To gain access to these facilities, please contact info@dicommunity.org or call us at (843) 971-9200.

 

Kayaks & Stand Up Paddle-boards

While the POA office is still closed and staff is working remotely, the rental process will be different. Please read the rental guidelines below:

  • Daniel Island Community Association residents will only be permitted to rent from the Beresford Creek Boat Landing
    • In stock equipment:
      • 3 single sit on top kayaks
      • 3 tandem sit on top kayaks
      • 4 stand up paddle boards
      • All necessary life jackets and paddles for rental
  • Daniel Island Park Association residents will only be permitted to rent from the Ralston Creek Boat Landing
    • In stock equipment:
      • 3 single sit on top kayaks
      • 2 tandem sit on top kayaks
      • 1 stand up paddle board
      • All necessary life jackets and paddles for rental
  • Please note that for Daniel Island Town Association residents, the rental of the kayaks and paddle boards will not be available, but stay tuned for information on upcoming rental options in early 2021 for watercraft at the new Daniel Island Marina at the end of River Landing Drive.
  • Participants must be 18 or older to rent a watercraft. Children must be a minimum of 50lbs or 3 years of age to participate. An adult must accompany children under 18 in a tandem kayak. Maximum of 1 child per adult.
  • All rentals include watercraft, PFD (personal flotation device), and paddle. All rented equipment must be returned to the locker where it was originally picked up.
  • If any rented equipment is damaged, lost, or stolen, the renter will be charged full replacement or repair costs at retail prices.
  • Daniel Island POA reserves the right to charge an additional ½ day or full day fee for each watercraft that is returned later than their expected return time.
  • All rentals must be booked at least 24 hours in advance.
    • If booking for a Monday, must be booked by 12 PM on the preceding Friday
  • Please note, if you would like to rent on a Saturday or Sunday, you would have to pick up the equipment on the preceding Friday and you will have the watercraft through Monday morning at 9 AM. The POA office is closed on weekends and therefore is unable to schedule 4 hr or 24 hr rentals on weekends.
  • For necessary sanitation and inspection of the watercraft’s, there will be a 24 hour time period between rentals of the same watercraft.
    • For example, kayak #3 was rented on Monday, it will not be available to rent again until Wednesday.
  • At this time we will not be offering SUP or Kayak instruction.

Rental Process:

  • Email info@dicommunity.org with your property address, what you are looking to rent, and when you would like to rent the items.
    • Please only email with inquiries as we will need to contact you back with a few questions for your rental.
  • A POA staff member will contact you back with additional questions needed for your rental.
  • Once all of the information has been provided to the POA Staff member, they will send a digital agreement via DocuSign and online payment instructions.
  • To obtain your rented items, you will also be scheduling a time to meet the POA personnel at the respective boat landing.
    • Please note, the pick up time is 9 AM for ALL rentals.
  • If you cannot continue with your rental due to inclement weather, but you have already paid, we will issue a refund to your property account to be applied towards future rentals or your annual dues.

Prices:

Please note, if you would like to rent on a Saturday or Sunday, you would have to pick up the equipment on the preceding Friday and you will have the watercraft through Monday morning at 9 AM. The POA office is closed on weekends and therefore is unable to schedule 4 hr or 24 hr rentals on weekends.

  • Single Kayak
    • $15 up to 4 hours
    • $25 up to 24 hours
    • $25 weekend (Fri-Sun)
  • Tandem Kayak
    • $25 up to 4 hours
    • $35 up to 24 hours
    • $35 weekend (Fri-Sun)
  • Stand-up Paddle Board
    • $25 up to 4 hours
    • $35 up to 24 hours
    • $35 weekend (Fri-Sun)

Real Estate Closings

If you are considering buying or selling a property on Daniel Island, please review the below important for Real Estate closings. Included documents are the 2021 Real Estate Closing Fees and New Homeowner Info Sheet.

For questions regarding closings on Daniel Island or the associated fees, please contact Sara Cuthbert, Assistant Finance Manager, at Sara.Cuthbert@dicommunity.org or give her a call at (843) 971-4404.

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2021 Real Estate Closing Fees

DICA -Daniel Island Community Association – DIPA – Daniel Island Park Association

Annual Assessments:

  • DICA – $ 947 (prorated)
    DIPA – $ 1,074 (prorated)

Additional Fees:

  • Nobel’s Point Dock Fee – $250
  • Captain Island Fee – $395

Lot Maintenance Fee:

  • DICA and DIPA – $ 400 (prorated) DIA to Buyer
    DICA and DIPA – $ 400 (prorated) Seller to Buyer

Community Enhancement Fees: (Not prorated)

  • DICA (parcel N & O) = ¼% of Sales Price (not to exceed $7417.00)
  • DICA (all others) = ½% of Sales Price (not to exceed $7417.00)
  • DIPA = ½% of Sales Price (not to exceed $7417.00)

Estoppel Fee:

  • DICA and DIPA -$250 Resale Closings Only (Not prorated) Due at Closing- Made payable to Daniel Island Town Association

Street Sweeping Fee:

  • DICA and DIPA – $ 250 (not prorated) Per year for active construction (*Due from Builders only when plans are stamped)

Capitalization Fee:

  • DICA – $ 158.00 (not prorated) 1/6th of annual assessment
  • DIPA – $ 358.00 (not prorated) 1/3rd of annual assessment

Mailbox Fee:

  • DICA – $ 400 (not prorated)
  • DIPA – $ 400 (not prorated)

ARB Fee:

  • DICA – $ 1000 (Due when plans are submitted to ARB)
  • DIPA – $ 1,800 (Due when plans are submitted to ARB)
  • Additional ARB Review fee of $1800 for reviews requested after 3rd revised conceptual
  • Captain Island ARB Fee- $2300 (Due when plans are submitted to ARB)
  • Additional ARB Review fee of $2300 for reviews requested after 3rd revised (conceptual)
  • Captain Island Dock Review Fee – $500 (Due when plans are submitted to ARB)

Builder Construction Deposits with Master Deposit: Due at Closing

  • DICA and DIPA – $2000

Builder Construction Deposit without Master Deposit: Due at Closing

  • DICA – $ 5,000
  • DIPA – $ 7,500

Homeowner Construction Deposit: Due prior to pick up of Stamped Plans

  • DICA – $ 5,000
  • DIPA – $ 7,500

Captain Island Dock Construction Deposit – $5000

 

2021 Real Estate Closing Fees (download)

New Homeowner Info Update Sheet (download)

New Homeowner Info Update Sheet (online form)

FAQ

Where do I find important contacts and media websites for Hurricane Season?

For important contacts and recommended media websites to monitor during Hurricane Season, click HERE.

How can I rent the Pierce Park Pavilion, Crow’s Nest or the Scott Park Pool?

For information about renting the any of these amenities for a special event, please contact the POA office at 843-971-9200.

Are short-term rentals allowed on Daniel Island?

Though the Daniel Island CC&Rs do not prohibit short term rentals (1-29 days) specifically, the City ordinance regarding short term rentals do pertain to Daniel Island and must be adhered to. Additional Information can be found on the City of Charleston website HERE. The entirety of Daniel Island (and all of the parts of the City of Charleston in Berkeley County, along with other areas) are in Residential Category 3 under the regulations.

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How do I find out the exterior colors on my existing home?

To find out the exterior colors of your home, please contact Lisa Avant at lisa.avant@dicommunity.org or 843.971.9200.

What is DINA?

DINA stands for Daniel Island Neighborhood Association. DINA works directly with the City of Charleston as the liaison between the residents and the City. They typically help with situations such as speed humps, one sided parking, signage, etc.

The current DINA President is Greg Taylor. He can be contacted at: DanielIslandNeighborhood@gmail.com

What are the 2020 Real Estate Closing Fees?

To find out the 2020 Real Estate Closing Fees, please click HERE.

I would like to make exterior changes to my home. What is the process?

Please use the ARB Modification Application (download here) to make any exterior modifications including landscape changes, pool additions, etc. The form should be submitted to Mary Stuart Sutton, ARB Administrator. If you have any questions, please contact Mary Stuart at marystuart.sutton@dicommunity.org.

Is Recycling Available on Daniel Island?

A new recycling facility in Berkeley County, RePower South (RPS), will soon begin major production. At that time, RPS will be processing all the County’s household waste. The facility will extract the recyclable material and pay the County to landfill the residual. RPS will also pay the County a lease to operate on the County landfill as well as a revenue share of the sale of the recyclable material and fuel.

The County will still provide cardboard and mixed paper recycling at the Berkeley County Convenience Centers and Recycling Drop-Off Sites where those containers are currently located. The current recycling contract the County has with Republic Services will not be renewed after August 31, 2019. All of the County’s household waste from normal curbside collection will automatically be delivered to the RPS facility. Once there, the waste will be processed in the state-of-the-art facility that segregates recyclables from the waste and delivers them to commodity markets to be re-used into new products. RePower South also plans to extract other non-recyclable waste to produce a low carbon renewable fuel that replaces coal in local industry. RePower South has a goal of diverting 60 percent of the overall waste stream from landfill.

  • Will the pick-up day for trash and yard debris change?  No, this date will remain the same. There will be no change to your trash and yard debris pick-up.  Please note that RePower South does not process yard debris.  It will be delivered straight to the landfill as normal.
  • When will this program begin? RePower has begun operations and is currently processing approximately one half of the County waste as it commissions the plant.  Expectations are RePower will be processing 100% of the County’s waste in the coming weeks. Berkeley County will issue a press release when the facility is fully operational.  Until then, please direct any questions about the timeline to RePower South at 843-823-4499 or info@repowersouth.com.
  • Will this service be free or will the residents be charged; and if so, what is the cost?  There is no extra charge for recycling or for the RePower South program.  Residents will continue to be charged for trash pick-up as they currently are.
  • Will RePower South recycle glass? Not at this time. Please contact RePower South directly at 843-823-4499 or info@repowersouth.com for the full list of items they recycle.
  • Whom should residents contact if they have pick-up issues or other collection questions?  The residents should contact their current waste hauler.  RePower South does not pick up any trash.  All trash collection services and providers will remain the same as they are today.
  • Will the current pick-up location for trash and yard debris remain the same or will it change?  There is no change. The location of curbside pick-up remains the same.

Additional information on the new state-of-the-art facility and how your recyclables will be recovered can be found on the RePower South website: https://www.repowersouth.com/.

How do I get a trashcan?

The City of Charleston Environmental Services Division can provide you with a trashcan. Please submit an online request HERE or call (843) 724-7311 to request a container. A record of each assigned container is maintained to control and ensure against container loss.

Does the City of Charleston Environmental Services Division pick up Florescent Light Bulbs, Microwaves, or Mattresses?

The City of Charleston Environmental Services Division does not puck up light bulbs or microwaves. Microwaves are considered e-waste. They will pick up mattresses if they are notified in advance

Who do I contact for a replacement mailbox?

Please contact the POA office at 843.971.9200 and let them know the reason for the request for a replacement mailbox. If you leave your name, address, phone number and email, the POA Field Operations Staff will come to your property and assess the damage. The present cost of a replacement mailbox is $400.

Who maintains the street trees?

The City of Charleston Urban Forestry Division maintains the street trees. Should you have any contacts, you can contact David Grant, Deputy Director of Operations for the City of Charleston, at 843.724.7148 or email at grantd@charleston-sc.gov.

Do Daniel Island residents get any discounts or free tickets to concerts at the Volvo Cars Stadium?

Yes, quite often the promoters of the concerts at the Volvo Cars Stadium will offer pre-sale discount tickets to Daniel island residents. This is not the case for every concert, but certainly many.

How do I get tickets to concerts at the Volvo Cars Stadium?

To purchase tickets to concerts at the Volvo Cars Stadium, please click here.

Where do I sign my kids up for camps (soccer, art, kiddie, etc.) on Daniel Island?

The Daniel Island POA offers several kids’ camps (ages 3 – 5) and swim camps (ages 6+) each summer at the Crow’s Nest and Edgefield Pool. The City of Charleston Recreational Department and Bishop England High School offers additional sports camps. Check out the Calendar of Events to search for available camps.

Where can I get a map of Daniel Island?

A current map of the island can be picked up at the Daniel Island POA office at 130 River Landing Drive, the Daniel Island Sales & Welcome Center at 101 River Landing Drive or download here.

Where can I get information about home and apartment rentals on Daniel Island?

Contact the Daniel Island Sales and Information office at 843.971.7100 or info@danielisland.com, or visit their office at 101 River Landing Drive

What do I do if I see an alligator in one of the ponds?

Contact POA Field Operations Manager Chris Hamil at 843.696.3496 or by email at chris.hamil@dicommunity.org. Provide a description of the alligator (approximate length and any special behavior you may have noted) and the exact pond location. It is also very helpful – if you are comfortable and in a safe position – to take a photo of the alligator and attach the picture to your email.

Who should I call about mosquito problems?

The mission of the Mosquito Abatement Department is to use integrated approaches in developing and applying mosquito management strategies which are effective, economical and practical, and which are protective of human health and the environment. Mosquito Abatement Program: 843-719-4646

How can I access the community boat landings?

Please email info@dicommunity.org or call our office at (843) 971-9200 for more information.

How do I rent kayaks or stand up paddleboards?

Please click HERE to view the latest rental protocols.

When is pool season?

The Pierce Park Pool is a year round pool. The pool season for Scott and Edgefield is generally spring through fall. These dates are determined on a year-to-year basis depending on several influencing factors. The dates are announced to the community prior to opening via the Daniel Island POA website and e-newsletter.

How do I rent a park area on the island for a party?

Please contact the Daniel Island POA office for information about park rentals. 843.971.9200 or info@dicommunity.org

Can I have a yard sale?

While individual garage sales are not allowed on Daniel Island per the Covenants, residents are given the opportunity and encourage to participate each fall and spring in the Community Wide Red Balloon Yard Sales. Please contact the POA office for future dates.

 

Who To Call

View or download this helpful list of phone numbers. (download)

helpful list of phone numbers. (download)

Charleston Area Overview

Area Location

Located on the southern coast of South Carolina and bordered on the east side by the Atlantic shoreline, the Charleston metropolitan area includes Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester counties. The city of Charleston expands inward for 50 miles, occupying a total area of 90 square miles, including historic downtown Charleston, Daniel Island and surrounding suburban and island communities. …Read More

Distance to Popular Cities:

Columbia, SC – 125 miles
Hilton Head, SC – 115 miles
Charlotte, NC – 200 miles
Atlanta, GA – 334 miles
Savannah, GA – 123 miles
Orlando, FL – 390 miles
Miami, FL – 590 miles
Washington, DC – 483 miles
New York, NY – 768 miles


Weather & Climate

Charleston boasts a “temperate to semi-tropical” climate, offering year-round outdoor enjoyment for residents and visitors. The area averages 63% days of sunshine each year and an annual growing season of 294 days.

Average Annual Temperature – 65.3° F
Average Daily Maximum – 75.9° F
Average Daily Minimum – 54.7° F
Average Annual Rainfall – 51.53 inches
Average Relative Humidity – 86% (at 7am)

Average Temperatures by Month:

January – 47.9
February – 50.7
March – 57.7
April – 64.2
May – 72.1
June – 78.8
July – 81.7
August – 80.5
September – 76.1
October – 66.2
November – 58.0
December – 50.5

Island Accolades

Daniel Island has been honored with numerous awards and accolades for design, planning, amenities and more during its two decades of development. Here are the highlights: …Read More

Planning & Community Design Accolades

Daniel Island’s master plan has been studied by developers and planners from around the country and with some of the industry’s top awards, including an “Award for Excellence” from the Urban Land Institute.

Urban Land Institute Award for Excellence

Daniel Island was recognized with this prestigious international award as a top example of successful and creative land use and planning.

America’s Best Suburban Smart Growth Community

Daniel Island was recognized with this Best in American Living (BALA) award for smart growth by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).

America’s Best Master-Planned Communities

Where to Retire Magazine has selected Daniel Island for its list of America’s “50 Best Master-Planned Communities” four times.

America’s Best Golf Course Communities

Daniel Island Park has been named among the nation’s top golf communities by Travel + Leisure Golf, Luxury Golf and Travel and Golf Magazine.

Outstanding Project Award

Awarded for the Daniel Island Master Plan by the South Carolina Chapter of the American Planning Association.

Community Design – Best of State

Daniel Island’s master plan and community design were recognized at the 2004 Southeastern Building Conference with two Aurora Awards.


Golf Rankings & Recognition

The Daniel Island Club’s two championship golf courses have been nationally ranked, and the golf neighborhood of Daniel Island Park has been named among the nation’s top golf communities.

Daniel Island Club’s Ralston Creek course (Rees Jones)

Ranked as one of the country’s top ten Best New Private courses by Golf Digest magazine.

Daniel Island Club’s Beresford Creek course (Tom Fazio)

Ranked as one of the top 50 real estate courses in the nation by Golfweek magazine.

America’s Best Golf Course Communities

Daniel Island Park has been named among the nation’s top golf communities by Travel + Leisure Golf, Luxury Golf and Travel and Golf Magazine.

Ron Cerrudo, Head Teaching Professional, Daniel Island Club

Named among the top five golf instructors in the state by Golf Digest magazine.


Sports & Recreation Accolades

Daniel Island is fortunate to have not one, but two award-winning professional sports facilities, in addition to the outstanding golf offerings at the Daniel Island Club.

Volvo Car Stadium + LTP Daniel Island

Awarded the Outstanding Facilities Award by the United States Tennis Association.

Recognized as a “Top 50” facility for promoting the growth of tennis in the U.S.

Daniel Island Club’s Ralston Creek course (Rees Jones)

Ranked as one of the country’s top ten Best New Private courses by Golf Digest magazine.

Daniel Island Club’s Beresford Creek course (Tom Fazio)

Ranked as one of the top 50 real estate courses in the nation by Golfweek magazine.

Ron Cerrudo, Head Teaching Professional, Daniel Island Club

Named among the top five golf instructors in the state by Golf Digest magazine.


Accolades for Parks & the Environment

Daniel Island has been recognized for the island’s innovative greenspace designs, its efforts to save and preserve trees and its commitment to environmental stewardship.

“Building With Trees” Award of Excellence

Awarded twice by the National Arbor Day Foundation for efforts to save and preserve trees during construction of the Daniel Island Club’s Tom Fazio golf course.

South Carolina Association of Landscape Architects Award of Merit

Presented in honor of the island’s thoughtful, innovative greenspace designs, including parks and bicycle and walking paths.

Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary

The Daniel Island Club is one of 17 golf organizations in South Carolina to be certified by Audubon International for commitment to environmental stewardship and protection of wildlife habitat.

Demographic Information

Daniel Island Demographic Overview

The typical Daniel Island property owner is employed full-time, married and is a permanent resident of Daniel Island. Although the average age for the head of household is late 40s through early 50s, the island’s diverse range of property offerings attracts residents of all ages and life stages, from young professionals to retirees and everything in between.

Approximately half of households include children under the age of 18 living at home. Retirement and pre-retirement homeowners account for approximately 20% of the resident base. South Carolina, Georgia, North Carolina, Virginia, New York, New Jersey and Ohio are among the top states of buyer origin, with approximately half of purchasers of Daniel Island property previously living out of state.

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Charleston Metro Region Demographic Information

Charleston Area Population:

Berkeley County – 194,020
Charleston County – 365,162
Dorchester County – 142,496
Metro Area – 712,220

Average Household Income:

Berkeley County – $64,589
Charleston County – $66,432
Dorchester County – $61,757

Source: U.S. Census Bureau’s 2013 Population Estimates, 2012 American Community Survey and 2010 Census


Employment Information

With a focus on hospitality, healthcare, the military and the Port of Charleston, the Charleston region boasts one of the most diverse economies in the Southeast.

Employment By Sector:

Government – 20.4%
Transportation & Utilities – 18.9%
Professional Services – 14.2%
Leisure & Hospitality – 12.5%
Education & Health Services – 11.3%
Manufacturing – 7.7%
Financial Activities – 4.6%
Natural Resources – 4.5%
Other Services – 4.2%
Information – 1.6%

Employers and Number of Employees:

Joint Base Charleston – 22,000
Medical University of S.C. – 12,200
Boeing SC – 8,200
Charleston County School District – 5,300
Roper St. Francis Healthcare – 5,100
Berkeley County School District – 4,200
Dorchester County School District – 3,100
Wal-Mart – 2,300
College of Charleston – 2,200
Charleston County – 2,100
Robert Bosch LLC – 1,800
City of Charleston – 1,700

Source: Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce

Taxes and Cost of Living

Compared to many other thriving coastal communities, Charleston offers residents a reasonable cost of living, and the area’s state and local tax burden is significantly lower than the national average. …Read More

Taxes

Personal Income Tax

South Carolina features a personal income tax structure that’s competitive and affordable. The state has a tiered, indexed personal income tax that ranges from 0% to a maximum rate of 7.0% for income over $13,800. There are six income tax brackets that are adjusted annually for inflation.

Property Tax

In South Carolina, only local governments levy property taxes. There is no state tax on real or personal property. Residents of Daniel Island pay Berkeley County property taxes.

Real Estate Tax (Annual)

4% for qualified, owner-occupied residential real estate (must be completed within 90 days of purchase).

Sales Tax

Charleston County – 8.5%
Berkeley County – 8.0%
Dorchester County – 7.0%

For more tax information, visit the Berkeley County Tax Estimator.


Cost of Living Index

Atlanta, GA – 95.6
Average Home Price: 90.7

Boston, MA – 132.5
Average Home Price: 152.7

Charleston, SC – 98.3
Average Home Price: 92.6

Charlotte, NC – 93.2
Average Home Price: 79.5

Columbia, SC – 100.4
Average Home Price: 82.3

Jacksonville, FL – 92.9
Average Home Price: 80.0

Memphis, TN – 87.7
Average Home Price: 77.9

Raleigh, NC – 98.2
Average Home Price: 88.8

Richmond, VA – 104.5
Average Home Price: 103.2

Savannah, GA – 93.5
Average Home Price: 84.0

Washington, DC – 140.1
Average Home Price: 226.4

Source: ACCRA Cost of Living Index (2010)

Regional Medical Facilities

From several major hospitals concentrated in an eight-block medical district on Charleston’s peninsula, to a growing number of hospitals and medical facilities that have recently opened or expanded in Mt. Pleasant, North Charleston and beyond, Charleston’s medical infrastructure is comprehensive. …Read More

Area Hospitals

Roper St. Francis Healthcare

Bon Secours St. Francis Xavier Hospital
2095 Henry Tecklenburg Dr.
Charleston, SC 29414
(843) 402-1000

East Cooper Regional Medical Center
1200 Johnnie Dodds Boulevard
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464
(843) 881-0100

Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC)
179 Ashley Avenue Charleston, SC 29425
(843) 792-2300

Ralph H. Johnson V.A. Medical Center
109 Bee Street Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 577-5011

Naval Health Clinic Charleston
3600 Rivers Avenue
North Charleston, SC 29405
(843) 743-7000

Trident Medical Center
9330 Medical Plaza Drive
Charleston, SC 29406
(843) 797-7000


Nursing Homes/Assisted Living

Summit Place
320 Seven Farms Drive, Daniel Island, SC 29492
(843) 884-4104

Bishop Gadsden Episcopal
1873 Camp Rd, Charleston, SC 29412
(843) 762-3300

Charleston Nursing Center
921 Bowman Rd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464
(843) 884-8903

Cooper Hall Senior Living
937 Bowman Rd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464
(843) 849-5286

Franke at Seaside
1885 Rifle Range Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464
(843) 856-4700

Life Care Center of Charleston
2600 Elms Plantation Blvd, North Charleston, SC 29406
(843) 764-3500

My Father’s House Adult Care
22 Larnes St, Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 723-7889

Sandpiper Village
1224 Village Creek Ln, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464
(843) 884-5735