Irmo & St. Andrews
Gateway to the lake
It's easy to see why people have flocked to Irmo by the thousands. Nestled on the shore of Lake Murray by Saluda Shoals Dam, Irmo has blossomed from a sleepy railroad suburb into a shopping and recreation destination. Straddling Lexington and Richland Counties—and right next to Interstate 26—Irmo is a quick ten miles from downtown Columbia and convenient to anywhere in the Midlands.
Everyone in Columbia knows that the name of Harbison is synonymous with shopping. Irmo's Harbison Boulevard, anchored by the Columbiana Centre mall, is hopping with stores and restaurants for every taste. But wait, there's more: the planned community of Harbison is an all-inclusive living experience. Homes for all incomes are connected to recreational and shopping spaces by beautiful winding trails. Speaking of trails, Harbison State Forest is the Midlands' best-kept outdoor secret. Hikers, mountain bikers, runners, and paddlers will find fun and challenges here.
Columbia is one of the world's best places for canoeing and kayaking. From Lake Murray south to Congaree National Park, there's a place to paddle around every corner, and Irmo is at the heart of it all. Saluda Shoals Park offers boat rentals, picnicking, and a fun splash playground for little ones. If you'd rather stay dry, head over to Seven Oaks Park for tennis, soccer, walking, or indoor sports.
Living in Irmo gives you all this and more. The schools of Lexington and Richland School District 5 are second to none. There are so many wonderful places to call home: Ascot, Coldstream, Heatherstone, Woodland Hills, and Yacht Cove, just to pick a few. Whether you're a first-time buyer or are looking for room for your growing family to spread out, you'll find a home just to your liking in Irmo.
Did you know?
More than just a funny name: "Irmo" was derived from the names of two railroad officials, C.J. Iredell and H.C. Moseley.