A small-town atmosphere makes Daniel Island a place where neighbors quickly become friends, looking out for one another and lending a hand when others in the community are in need. There are endless ways to get involved here, from welcome committees, churches and schools, to clubs and groups for all interests – running, biking, walking, gardening, kayaking, fishing, fine dining and more. There are also an impressive array special events year-round. A popular annual picnic and concert at Smythe Park, concerts at Volvo Car Stadium, a seasonal farmers' market and much more provide endless opportunities for mixing and mingling with neighbors.
As in any great small town, the conveniences of modern living and a diverse selection of boutiques and restaurants are centrally located to the neighborhoods. In addition to banks, medical offices, beauty salons, a supermarket, and a seasonal farmers' market, Daniel Island's pedestrian-friendly downtown is also home to professional offices of all types and sizes, from small "home-grown" businesses to the corporate headquarters for some of Charleston's largest employers.