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Town of Irmo

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Irmo is " The Gateway to Lake Murray." Located off the shore of Lake Murray and only ten miles to Downtown Columbia, the capital of South Carolina, this town has it all. While visiting Irmo, you can shop at the region's best shopping at the Columbiana Centre Mall, stay at one of the town's leading hotel chains or beautiful lake front vacation rentals, and enjoy a round of golf at Rawls Creek Golf Course.

Irmo was recognized by Money Magazine in 2007 as the 12th "Most Affordable Place to Live in the Country." Irmo was a sleepy little town of 500 people in the early 1970s. Today with more than 12,000 residents Irmo is one of the country's most sought after places to live. Irmo now offers luxury lake living at the newest sought-after address-The Residence at Marina Bay.

Irmo was incorporated in 1890 and has flourished along the tracks of Columbia, Newberry and Laurens railroads. The name of Irmo was derived from the surnames of two railroad officials, C.J. Iredell and H.C. Moseley. The last weekend in September is home to the famed Okra Strut, the largest known celebration of the slimy green pod.
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