Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice
is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one
might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether
shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Irmo,
the Town Center neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Irmo Town Center neighborhood has more
Arab and Lebanese ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 3.2% of
this neighborhood's residents have Arab ancestry and 1.0% have Lebanese ancestry.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
While most Americans do drive to work alone each day, the Irmo
Town Center neighborhood stands out by having 94.2% of commuters
doing so, which is a higher proportion of people driving alone to work
than NeighborhoodScout found in 97.0% of all American
Notable & Unique: People
Priests and therapists would like to think they know the secrets to a
truly successful marriage, but according to NeighborhoodScout's research,
the folks of the Irmo Town Center neighborhood may actually hold
the key. 68.2% of its residents are married, which is a higher
percentage than is found in 96.5% of the neighborhoods
In addition, the Irmo Town Center neighborhood is considered a solid choice
for executive lifestyles. NeighborhoodScout's analysis ranks it as
better than 92.2% of South Carolina neighborhoods
for executive living, based on the wealthy, educated professionals,
executives, and managers who choose to reside here, the spacious homes
that are prominent features of the real estate in the neighborhood,
and the high real estate appreciation rates found here relative to
other neighborhoods in the state.
In addition to being an excellent choice for highly educated executives, this
neighborhood is also a very good choice for families with school-aged children , active retirees and urban sophisticates.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
With 1.6% of employed workers living in the Irmo
Town Center neighborhood active in the military, this neighborhood has
the distinction of having a higher proportion of people in the military
than 95.9% of American neighborhoods. This is a major
shaper of the neighborhood's culture and character.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, owner-occupied real estate dominates the Irmo Town Center neighborhood. In fact, according to NeighborhoodScout research, the percentage of residential real estate occupied by its owner is higher here than in 95.1% of neighborhoods in America. This neighborhood has the distinction of having one of the lowest real estate vacancy rates of any neighborhood in America. With just 0.0% of the real estate vacant, this indicates an exceptionally strong demand for real estate in the Irmo Town Center neighborhood, and/or an issue with creating enough supply for the demand. This could have the effect of increasing real estate prices, increasing supply to meet demand, or both.
Furthermore, most neighborhoods are composed of a mixture of ages of homes, but the Irmo Town Center stands out as rather unique in having nearly all of its residential real estate built in one time period, namely between 1970 and 1999, generally considered to be established, but not old housing. What you'll sense when you look around or drive the streets of this neighborhood is that many of the residences look the same because of this similarity of age. In fact, 86.4% of the residential real estate here was built in this one time period.