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Located west of Columbia, Irmo offers a blend of suburban lifestyle and proximity to urban amenities. The Irmo housing market includes spacious family homes in both large and small subdivisions, as well as townhouses and condominiums. Known for its affordability, Irmo often appeals to homebuyers seeking more moderate real estate prices. Served by the Lexington-Richland School District 5, Irmo offers quality schools and diverse extracurricular activities. Irmo offers outdoor attractions like Harbison State Forest and Irmo Community Park, providing hiking trails, picnic areas, and sports facilities. Nearby Lake Murray is a popular spot for boating and fishing. In addition, the town of Irmo offers a range of shopping and dining experiences, with the Harbison area serving as a key commercial hub, featuring Columbia’s largest mall, numerous retail stores, and restaurants catering to various tastes. Irmo’s premiere festival is the Okra Strut festival that celebrates local traditions with food, music, and parades. Irmo’s location near major highways like I-26 makes commuting to Columbia and other areas relatively convenient. Public transportation is limited, so owning a personal vehicle is generally recommended.