Not a municipality with definitive borders, the Wando area can be loosely defined as the community northeast of Daniel Island, most of which is within the Francis Marion National Forest and along the banks of the Wando River. Part of Berkeley County, the area is relatively rural, although several new subdivisions close to Daniel Island are under development. The area blends country living with waterfront vistas and the convenience of close-by amenities, such as the Charleston International Airport; Mount Pleasant and its shopping and golf courses; area beaches; marinas and boat landings; and everything else needed to take care of the necessities — banks, doctors’ offices and public schools just to name a few.