When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing
is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look
the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for
a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups.
This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.
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
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 92.4% 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 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. With a real estate vacancy rate of only 0.0%, the Irmo Town Center neighborhood has a lower vacancy rate than 100.0% of U.S. neighborhoods, a very elite group. Such a low vacancy rate may indicate very strong real estate demand in the neighborhood combined with some impediments to increasing supply, such as zoning or existing density of development, among other potential reasons.
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.