Real Estate Prices and Overview
Median real estate prices in the Town Center of Irmo are $169,215, which is more expensive than 77.8% of the neighborhoods
in South Carolina and 52.8% of the
neighborhoods in the U.S.
Average rental prices in Irmo Town Center are currently
$765, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price then 42.9% of South Carolina neighborhoods.
Irmo Town Center is a suburban neighborhood (based on population
density) located in Irmo, South Carolina.
Real estate in the Town Center of Irmo, SC is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to large (four, five or more bedroom) single-family homes and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments.
Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of
the residences in the Town Center neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 2000 and the present.
In Irmo Town Center, the current vacancy rate is 0.0%,
which is a lower rate of vacancies than 100.0% of all neighborhoods
in the U.S. This means that the housing supply in Irmo Town Center
is very tight compared to the demand for property here.
Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics
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
Our research reveals that 94.2% of commuters who live in the
Irmo Town Center neighborhood get to work each day by driving
alone in their automobiles, which is a higher proportion than
97.0% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: People
Astoundingly, NeighborhoodScout's research reveals that this single
neighborhood has a higher concentration of married couples living here
than 96.5% of all U.S. neighborhoods. Whether they have
school-aged children or not, married couples are the rule in the Irmo
Town Center neighborhood. If you are a married couple, you may find many
people here with a similar lifestyle, and perhaps common interests. But if
you are single, you might not find many other singles here.
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.
The Neighbors: Income
There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a
neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood
may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand
the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the
federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with
a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than
another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the
conditions and character of a neighborhood.
The neighbors in the Town Center neighborhood in Irmo are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood.
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has
a higher income than 75.8% of the neighborhoods in America.
With 22.9% of the children here below the federal poverty
line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 63.4%
of U.S. neighborhoods.
The Neighbors: Occupations
The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you
are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have
shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations
shape the culture of a place.
In the Irmo Town Center neighborhood, 59.2%
of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is
sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 26.0% of the residents employed.
Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations
(7.7%), and 7.0% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.
The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry
Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents,
our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior - comes
from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting
and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or
more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives
each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same
city can have drastically different cultures.
In the Town Center neighborhood in Irmo, SC, residents
most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German
(21.8%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (14.8%) , and residents who report Irish roots (12.2%) , and some of the residents are also of Asian ancestry (3.3%) , along with some Dutch ancestry residents (3.3%), among others.
The Neighbors: Languages
The most common language spoken in the Irmo Town Center
neighborhood is English, spoken by 93.4% of households.
Getting to Work
Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your
place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in
just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a
long and arduous commute.
The greatest number of commuters in Irmo Town Center neighborhood spend
between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (56.3% of working
residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (94.2%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work.
In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning
a car useful for getting to work.