Welcome to Irmo South Carolina

Your ideal southern town.

This beautiful community located in Lexington County, South Carolina, started out as a water and gas stop for trains between Columbia and Newberry. Incorporated December of 1890, the town received it name, Irmo, after two railroad officials, Mr. Iredell and Mr. Moseley. Known as a sleepy, farming town, Irmo remained small and somewhat rural until the 1960’s when the first subdivisions went up. Despite a population boom over the last fifty years, Irmo still maintains a calm, southern mentality. Community comes first, which means we have the best schools and the safest neighborhoods. With a thriving local business sector, Irmo is a great place to start your small business or expand your large business.

Irmo Chamber of Commerce House.

The Greater Irmo Chamber of Commerce welcomes your business and your family to Irmo. If you would like to schedule a meeting with us to discuss any questions you may have about the Irmo community please email us here.

The Irmo Okra Strut

Join us for the Irmo Okra Strut, a free two day music festival that happens at the end of every September. Enjoy your favorite festival foods, ice cold beverages, shop a large selection of vendors, ride the amusement rides or just sit in the shade and enjoy the free, live music all day long. Home to South Carolina’s longest running parade!


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Irmo is a beautiful town nestled between the capital city of Columbia and the man-made wonder that is Lake Murray. A family-based community, Irmo offers all the conveniences of a city with the feel and sights of suburban, southern living. The Irmo business community is thriving and we encourage you to Shop Local, Eat Local and Stay Local!

Chestnut Hill Plantation Club House


Irmo is a safe and affordable community! Today with more than 13,000 residents, Irmo boasts one of the best school districts in the state. Top notch education, affordable housing and accessibility to the conveniences of the Midlands makes Irmo a highly sought after place to live, work, play and raise a family.


The Greater Irmo Chamber of Commerce is a private, non-profit, partner-driven organization comprised of business enterprises, civic organizations, education institutions, and individuals. Our mission is to provide leadership that will help create regional economic prosperity and success for our partners in the Irmo area.