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Irmo, South Carolina

Inviting Irmo Sits in the Heart of South Carolina's Midlands and Next to Popular 50,000-Acre Lake Murray

A nice town in the heart of South Carolina's Midlands, Irmo has a good reputation and is just outside of the capital city of Columbia. It is sits between two rivers and along the southeast corner of Lake Murray, a sprawling reservoir fed by the Saluda River.

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With 650 miles of shoreline, 50,000-acre Lake Murray is known as the Jewel of South Carolina and is a magnet for water devotees from around the region. Boating, water skiing and fishing, particularly for shellcrackers and large mouth bass, are popular. Billy Dreher Island State Park spreads on three lake islands and is a favorite spot with fishermen and campers. Lake Murray Marina has a small beach. Irmo's renowned Okra Strut is a 46-year old tradition that includes live music, great food and a parade. The local orchestra has a Sunday concert series. The miles of trails in the adjacent Harbison State Forest meander through hardwood forests and across streams and glades.

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Home styles include brick traditional, plantation, Craftsman and more in nicely maintained neighborhoods. Some homes have a waterfront setting. The apartments at Residences at Marina Bay boast lake views.

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Population:  13,000 (city proper)

Age 45 or Better: 27%

Cost of Living: 25% below the national average

Median Home Price: $220,000 

Climate:   Summer temperatures are in the 80s and 90s, and winter temperatures are in the 30s, 40s and 50s.  On average, the area receives 45 inches of rain per year.

At Least One Hospital Accepts Medicare Patients? No, but Columbia has a hospital that accepts Medicare patients.

At Least One Accredited by Joint Commission?   No, but Columbia has a hospital that is accredited.

Public Transit:   No

Crime Rate:   Meets the national average

Public Library:   The northern branch of the Columbia library system serves as the Irmo library.

Political Leanings:  Liberal 

College Educated:  37% 

Is South Carolina Considered Tax Friendly for Retirement?    Yes

Cons:   None

Notes:     Irmo has grown by 8% in the last decade.

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Recommended as a Retirement Spot?    Yes

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South Carolina:

South Carolina is nicknamed the Palmetto State and its motto is "Dum spiro spero," which is Latin for "While I Breath, I Hope." It is 40th in size in the United States and was the eighth state to be admitted to the Union on May 23, 1788. The largest city and state capital is Columbia.

Formerly known as the Province of South Carolina, the area was also one of the 13 Colonies that declared its independence during the American Revolution. The state was the first to secede from the Union and was the first and founding state of the Confederate States of America.

South Carolina is in what is considered the Deep South and is bordered by the states of Georgia on the south and North Carolina on the north.

The state does not host any major professional sport franchises. However, the Carolina Panthers and the Carolina Hurricanes actually represent both North Carolina and South Carolina.

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Stats:

Population - 4,961,018

Persons 65 years old and over - 16%

High school graduates, persons age 25+ - 85%

Bachelor's degree or higher, age 25+ - 25%

Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin - 5%

White persons, not Hispanic - 64%

Median household income - $45,483

Social Security taxed? No

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

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