Home to one of the top school districts in the state (Lexington Richland District 5), Irmo was recognized as “One of the Safest Cities in South Carolina” and as the 12th “Most Affordable Places to Live in the Country” by Money Magazine. Irmo was a sleepy little town of 500 people in the early 1970s. Today, with more than 13,000 residents, Irmo is one of the country’s most sought-after places to live. Also known as the “Gateway to Lake Murray”, Irmo is located just ten minutes from downtown Columbia.
While visiting Irmo, we encourage you to shop, get outdoors, and stay at one of the town’s leading hotel chains or beautiful lake front vacation rentals.
Welcome to Irmo, the Small Town with a Big Heart.
Irmo is known for its delicious dining, community parks and the famous Okra Strut festival held in the fall. Since 2009, Irmo has maintained its recognition as a Tree City USA Community and has grown their parks and outdoor recreation. Enjoy the outdoors at nearby Harbison State Forest or explore Saluda Shoals Park, where families can paddle down the Broad River or have a blast at Leo’s Landing, a popular Splash Pad. Looking for the perfect picnic spot? Irmo Community Park has several age appropriate playgrounds, an amphitheater, and seating – bring a blanket and lunch and make a day of it (You’re kids will thank you). Looking for entertainment? Take in a show at the Harbison Theatre located at Midland’s Technical College or grab some friends and bowl the night away at Stars and Strikes Entertainment Center. Explore Irmo’s attractions, and world-renowned restaurants, and find the perfect accommodations for your trip!
What does Irmo Mean?
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.Visit Our Website Get Directions