For home shoppers, acquiring a residence isn’t always in the cards right away.

They may be relocating to the Charleston area – for instance with a work transfer – and immediately need a place to live.

Such a situation can be particularly taxing in the case of younger families. On top of moving into a house or apartment or adjusting to a new job, parents must enroll their children in school.

If this situation sounds like your current life story, then 968 Etiwan Park St., a home for lease on Daniel Island, could be a prudent choice.

“It would be a great home for a family with children,” says Maria Shiloh, the owner.

The 2,479-square-foot house, located in the island’s Center Park neighborhood, sports a large yard as well as three bedrooms and two-and-a-half baths. Extra perks consist of a chef’s kitchen and renovated master bath, Shiloh says.

In addition, 968 Etiwan Park St. sits across the roadway from Bishop England High School and in walking distance to Daniel Island Academy and the island’s public school, Daniel Island School. Likewise, shops, restaurants and neighborhood parks can be reached by foot.

The house, which becomes available Nov. 1, can be leased for $3,400 a month. Meanwhile, 968 Etiwan Park St. also is for sale at a list price of $499,900.

According to the listing, the two-story home built in 2000 showcases an open layout with the family room basking in natural light and offering views of the ample backyard.

The kitchen houses granite counters, large cabinets for storage, bar tops for seating, stainless steel appliances, tile backsplash and a desk nook. There’s an eat-in area and great room, which sits close to the garage.

Vaulted ceilings and woodsy views mark the master bedroom while the master bath boasts double vanities, granite counters, separate shower, tile floor and multiple closets. The floor plan allows for room options. For instance, the formal living room can be converted to a den or music room. The formal dining room, which shows off moldings and plenty of windows, can be a gathering place for holidays and meals with friends.

The home stands near main drags Seven Farms and Daniel Island drives. Traveling north, take Interstate 26 to I-526. Head east toward Mount Pleasant. After crossing the Cooper River, make a right to the island. Turn right on Seven Farms Drive.

Cross Daniel Island Drive and take the first left, which is Etiwan Park St. The house is on the left just past Blakeway St.

An alternate route would be to cross the Ravenel Bridge to Mount Pleasant and take U.S. Highway 17 North to I-526. Make a left on I-526 and follow the highway to the Daniel Island exit, then take a right on Seven Farms Drive and left on Etiwan Park Street to 968 Etiwan Park St.

For more information, call Shiloh at 949-322-6316.

Reach Jim Parker at 937-5542 or