Life On Daniel Island SC
As one might imagine, starting out for a day in a community with so many amenities presents residents with a wealth of possibilities. Rather than wonder what there is to do, the challenge is what will have to be put off until tomorrow. Assuming for a moment that it might be Saturday or a day off from work, what does a Daniel Island resident have in store on an average day?
Many islanders begin their day with some level of exercise. Early risers will find the streets occupied by bicyclists, joggers, and dog walkers. Tennis courts are busy with players at every level.
Golfers at the Daniel Island Club head out for a world-class links experience. Island health clubs can be a good way to get some exercise or maybe today its yoga instead. The breakfast crowd will fill the tables at Mpishi’s, Blondies's or Starbucks, where discussions might cover the latest island event or who has the best landscape. Maybe breakfast with the family and coffee on your own back porch.
The kids will soon be on the streets and trails on their bicycles, off to school or to shoot buckets in Etiwan Park.
Hop in the golf cart and knock out the errands. Shopping, banking, dry cleaners, and the pharmacy are all accomplished from the same parking spot less than 5 minutes from home. There is probably still time before lunch to make the free college-level humanities class at the Berkeley County Library.
The island is an incredibly friendly place, so lunch might mean meeting a friend at Laura Albert's outdoor courtyard for a great salad and a glass of wine or a burger and a beer at the Daniel Island Grill.
Better yet, enjoy a sandwich on the dock while you gas up the boat for a bit of fishing. If your workplace is on the island, a stop in to handle a few calls might be in order. With virtually no travel time, the interruption is barely noticeable.
The kids have an amazing list of fun options once school lets out. How about jumping off the dock at Bellinger Island?
By late afternoon the focus begins to shift to the social side of island living. If it is a Thursday, the Daniel Island Farmers Market is in full swing on the deck overlooking the downtown pong. This is a great place to grab some delicious handmade cheeses or pasta as well as the freshest vegetables available.
By now it might be time to stop by the free Daniel Island Business Association Happy Hour, attend a wine tasting at Sauer Grapes Wine Shop or down a few oysters at the Daniel Island Grill. Dinner might end up being at one of more than 20 eateries in Downtown Daniel Island. Hum, maybe you don't need that big kitchen after all.
The evening is full of options. There might be a kids' concert sponsored by the HOA in a nearby park, a community cruise leaving from the dock, a Women Who Wine gathering or a concert at the Volvo Car Stadium.
There is still time to join your friends and neighbors at one of the popular watering holes before calling it a day. So for tomorrow will it be swimming, kayaking, fishing, music lessons, a nature walk, picnic or maybe a couple of hours on the beach?