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Get to Know the Irmo, SC, Neighborhood

Irmo SC

We know it can be difficult to find your way around a new area. That is why Storage Sense put together a guide to Irmo, SC. Get to know the best parts of our neighborhood right outside Columbia. And as you are settling into your new home, let our storage facility near White Rock support your move. We can help you stay organized as you move in and learn about the area. Look through our guide to find fun things to do in Irmo for the whole family!

All About Irmo, SC

Population: 12,215

Median Home Value: $125,000

Median Rent: $1,126

A suburb of Columbia, Irmo is located just off the eastern shore of Lake Murray. We are 12 miles from the city’s downtown—about 15 minutes by way of Interstate 126 East. Irmo’s name comes from combining the names of two prominent people in the founding of the town: Captain C.J. Iredell and Henry Moseley. It was chartered in 1890 after the area began to see more traffic from the opening of the Columbia, Newberry and Laurens Railroad, and it became a refueling stop for the trains. The town stayed quite rural until the late 1960s when it started to see some steady growth. Then toward the end of the next decade, Irmo grew rapidly. Now, there is plenty to do between the nearby water activities and city life. Explore it for yourself! 

Irmo, SC ranks as one of the best places to live in the state and one with the best places with public school in South Carolina!

Events & Things to Do in Town

Though Irmo has grown significantly in the past few decades, it still holds its strong sense of close community. Enjoy a walk around town through the different parks, spend a day on the lake, and do not forget to check out the The Okra Strut Festival, Irmo’s annual town celebration. The tradition began in in the early ’70s when the Lake Murray-Irmo Woman’s Club wanted to raise funds to start a library in Irmo. Listening to a local radio personality gave them the idea to hold an arts and crafts fair and serve fried okra. They held this festival every year until there were enough funds to build the library, and they have continued it since. The two-day event features rides, live music, a parade, and so much more. See why Irmo residents look forward it every year!

Irmo Parks

  • Irmo Town Park – This small park in the center of town is a gorgeous location for pictures. The gazebo is surrounded by full gardens that paint a beautiful scene year-round.
  • Community Park of Irmo – Bring the kids to check out the playground, go for a walk, or have a picnic. There are also pavilions and am amphitheater you can rent out!

Settle in with Nearby Self Storage

As you make your move to the Irmo, SC, neighborhood, think of Storage Sense for your self storage needs. Our storage facility close to White Rock on Broad River Road offers a variety of temperature-controlled and drive-up storage units. Talk through your situation with one of our storage experts, and they can help you determine the best storage features to keep your belongings secure. In addition to self storage units, Storage Sense provides office spaces for rent. Call our office to learn more!

When you need a quick fix for extra storage space or a long-term solution to keep clutter out of your home, we are there to support you. Rent or reserve your Irmo, SC, storage unit online with Storage Sense!

Katie Mest

Katie Mest

About the Author: Katie Mest is a Content Marketing Specialist at Storage Asset Management in York, PA. She specializes in writing about the self storage industry, including storage tips and helpful resources. Outside of work, Katie enjoys spending time exploring the outdoors and snuggling in with a crochet project and her cat, Billie.