Irmo, SC is the self-proclaimed as the “Gateway to Lake Murray” and named by Money Magazine in 2007 as one of the most affordable places to live in the U.S., there’s so much more to the Town of Irmo than meets the eye. Imagine being surrounded by natural beauty that can be enjoyed any day of the week. Stop dreaming about becoming part of an ever-growing community with a long history and live it. As your dedicated Columbia real estate agent, Columbia New Home Buyer Service is ready and waiting to help you make this gem of a town your home.
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Growing from a mere 500 residents in the early 70’s to over 12,000 residents by 2015, the Town of Irmo, SC was a well-kept secret that is quickly becoming well-known. An interesting fact about this little town, there is no downtown area. If you are looking for Irmo real estate now is the time.
You’ll find the Town of Irmo, South Carolina neatly tucked away in the Northwestern region of Richland County, just a short drive from the State’s capital, Columbia. This small town is easily accessible to Interstate 26 with exits 103 (Harbison Blvd) and 101 (Lake Murray Blvd) being the easiest way to get there. It is also just a few minutes to Lake Murray.
Most of the year in Irmo is spent under sunny skies with a high in the of 90’s in mid-summer months although the County registers around 45+ inches of rain per year in between those sunny days. People often wonder if the town is affected by hurricanes. By the time a hurricane would reach Irmo, it has become a tropic storm or just normal rain storms.
A top priority for any parent is to find an educational system that is top rated and highly acclaimed. Notably one of the best school districts in the Columbia area, as part of the Lexington-Richland County School District, Irmo students will find a curriculum designed for their success while preparing them for the transition from grade level to grade level.
Elementary schools in Irmo, SC include Ballentine Elementary, Dutch Fork Elementary, H.E. Corley Elementary, Irmo Elementary, Oak Pointe Elementary, and River Springs Elementary.
The middle schools for Irmo, SC are Dutch Fork Middle School and Irmo Middle School.
Students then transition to Dutch Fork High School or Irmo High School.
Come enjoy the Annual Okra Strut for a little dancing, exciting carnival rides, and delicious local food. Pet the animals or line the street to enjoy the parade. The outdoorsy type will love time on Lake Murray for swimming, boating, skiing, and fishing. Hook a line for a chance to snag Striped Bass, Largemouth Bass, Crappie, and more. Don’t forget the fishing license through the Department of Natural Resources in Columbia, SC.
Saluda Shoals Park is a great place to visit for hiking, biking, horseback riding, kayaking, picnicking, and the list goes on.
The town may be small but you can still enjoy a night out of wining and dining under a gloriously starry sky or shop the day away at the nearby Columbiana Centre Mall. Delicious cuisine and a luxurious view from the shore of Lake Murray await you at Liberty Taproom and Grill or indulge in an authentic Southern home-style meal at the uniquely named Lizard’s Thicket on St. Andrews Road. Enjoy dessert at Cupcake Paradise on your way home.
Now is the time to consider taking advantage of such a rich and growing area as Irmo, SC. Remember, the Columbia New Home Buyer Service doesn’t represent builders, but buyers of new homes in the Irmo, Columbia and Lexington SC new home market. This ensures you get the best deal AND service. Call or text Adrian La Fosse of Asset Realty and the Columbia New Home Buyer Service at (803) 622-9731 for more information and immediate assistance in buying an Irmo, SC home today!
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