If you are new to the Columbia SC Real Estate area, you may have heard about this place called Irmo. Irmo, is a town, yes, but largely...it is a place. A large area from St. Andrew's Road at Broad River Rd all the way to the beginning of Chapin.
Much of the Irmo SC Real Estate Market (including Irmo High School) isn't really Irmo at all. In Columbia, we frequently call the area mentioned above Irmo, and that is the area I will be talking about today. I actually grew up in Irmo, living there until I was 20. My parents still live and work in Irmo.
Irmo first began to boom in the 1970's with the creation of some of the great neighborhoods we know. Starting off with Whitehall as it's first real neighborhood, it quickly blossomed to be the largest suburb of the Columbia SC Real Estate Market. Now holding established neighborhoods such as Quail Valley which is in Columbia, SC, as well as Coldstream, Ascot, Ashford, and several other neighborhoods, Irmo is a great place to live!
Irmo is considered to be in the best school district in the midlands, Lexington/Richland district 5. This school district has won numerous awards, as well as placed highly, if not at the top, of the SAT challenges each year. The Irmo area consists of 2 high schools, Irmo High School in Columbia and Dutch Fork High School in Irmo.
There are plenty of things to do in Irmo, especially these days. The vast amount of Restraunts on Harbison Blvd, as well as Lake Murray Blvd, mean you will never go hungry. The Beautiful Lake Murray is truly to die for, as well, Lake Murray Real Estate is the cream of the crop here in the Columbia SC Real Estate Market.
Typically, Irmo SC Real Estate has 2 zipcodes, 29212 and 29063. 29212 is a Columbia zip code, but falls into the Irmo area. As well, Irmo SC Real Estate is in both Richland and Lexington Counties.
Yearly, Irmo holds the Okra Strut. Yes, the Okra Strut. The Irmo Okra Strut was started by the Lake Murray - Irmo Women's Club in 1973. It still goes strong today celebrating that wonderful food, Okra.
In addition to all of the above, Irmo SC Real Estate has some of the best prices around. With an average sales price of $152,000, most people can afford to live in Irmo. As well, there are plenty of houses over $1 million. No matter whether you are looking for a starter home, or that beautiful Lake Murray Real Estate home, Irmo is a great place for you!