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LIVING ON THE LAKE

IRMO | BALLENTINE, SC

living on the lake

IRMO | BALLENTINE, SC

Located just 12 miles northwest of downtown Columbia, the Irmo/Ballentine area is a highly sought after part of the lake due to its close proximity to all areas of the city and its award winning schools. 

Know for its close proximity, marinas and attractions, the Irmo/Ballentine area has apartment and townhome living to offer but million dollar homes take up the majority of the Lake Murray waterfront. Some of the established neighborhoods near or on Lake Murray include Regatta, Crystal Cove, Yacht Cove, Wexford and many more. Irmo has a large popular mall, Columbiana Mall, and shopping district, Harbison, known to get packed on weekends and holidays. There are several unique and chain restaurants, great marinas and waterfront dining to be enjoyed! Area schools are in the well known Lexington Richland 5, an award-winning district that reaches out to Chapin. Home of the Okra Strutt, the town of Irmo spans the north half of the Saluda Dam with boat and fishing access, with the dam connecting Irmo and Lexington. The population is around 15,000 with the two towns combined. 

Located just 12 miles northwest of downtown Columbia, the Irmo/Ballentine area is a highly sought after part of the lake due to its close proximity to all areas of the city and its award winning schools. 

Know for its close proximity, marinas and attractions, the Irmo/Ballentine area has apartment and townhome living to offer but million dollar homes take up the majority of the Lake Murray waterfront. Some of the established neighborhoods near or on Lake Murray include Regatta, Crystal Cove, Yacht Cove, Wexford and many more. Irmo has a large popular mall, Columbiana Mall, and shopping district, Harbison, known to get packed on weekends and holidays. There are several unique and chain restaurants, great marinas and waterfront dining to be enjoyed! Area schools are in the well known Lexington Richland 5, an award-winning district that reaches out to Chapin. Home of the Okra Strutt, the town of Irmo spans the north half of the Saluda Dam with boat and fishing access, with the dam connecting Irmo and Lexington. The population is around 15,000 with the two towns combined. 

FOOD + DRINK

Irmo and Ballentine have some great local spots as well as many chain restaurants. Some of the local favorites are Groucho’s, San Jose, Eggs Up Grille, Alodia’s and Mathias Sandwich Shop. For a good drink be sure to stop by Liberty on the Lake or Craft and Draft for the best selection of beers.

Local Favorites:

Boiled P-nut Man and San Jose cheese dip

SHOPPING

Irmo has a great variety of big box and local stores. Whether you want to stop by Columbiana Mall or hit up Harbison Boulevard, Irmo has many stores from Target to Dick’s Sporting Goods. For groceries, Publix, Food Lion, Aldi, Kroger, Walmart and more are right in the center of it all.

PARKS + RECREATION

Irmo and Ballentine have many great community parks including Irmo Community Park, Irmo Town Park, Saluda Shoals Park, Seven Oaks Park, Ballentine Community Center, 2 YMCA’s and the Dam North Recreational Area.

Saint Andrews and Seven Oaks are popular for sports like baseball, softball and soccer youth leagues. Ballentine Community Center, also home to United FC Soccer Complex, is a hot spot for youth soccer. Saluda Shoals is an expansive park bordered by the Saluda River that includes walking trails, camping sites, picnic areas, playgrounds, a splash pad, dog park and you can even float the river with kayak and tube rentals. The Dam recreational area features boat launches, docks, fishing piers, picnic areas and of course access to the Lake Murray dam with a 1.5 mile walking path with amazing views of the lake. Don’t miss the amazing Christmas lights display at Saluda Shoals and the 4th of July Fireworks at the Dam.

AREA SCHOOLS

The Irmo/Ballentine area prides itself on its award-winning schools, sports programs and school district. Lexington-Richand School District 5 has great schools at every age level.

FOOD + DRINK

Irmo and Ballentine have some great local spots as well as many chain restaurants. Some of the local favorites are Groucho’s, San Jose, Eggs Up Grille, Alodia’s and Mathias Sandwich Shop. For a good drink be sure to stop by Liberty on the Lake or Craft and Draft for the best selection of beers.

Local Favorites:

Boiled P-nut Man and San Jose cheese dip

SHOPPING

Irmo has a great variety of big box and local stores. Whether you want to stop by Columbiana Mall or hit up Harbison Boulevard, Irmo has many stores from Target to Dick’s Sporting Goods. For groceries, Publix, Food Lion, Aldi, Kroger, Walmart and more are right in the center of it all.

PARKS + RECREATION

Irmo and Ballentine have many great community parks including Irmo Community Park, Irmo Town Park, Saluda Shoals Park, Seven Oaks Park, Ballentine Community Center, 2 YMCA’s and the Dam North Recreational Area.

Saint Andrews and Seven Oaks are popular for sports like baseball, softball and soccer youth leagues. Ballentine Community Center, also home to United FC Soccer Complex, is a hot spot for youth soccer. Saluda Shoals is an expansive park bordered by the Saluda River that includes walking trails, camping sites, picnic areas, playgrounds, a splash pad, dog park and you can even float the river with kayak and tube rentals. The Dam recreational area features boat launches, docks, fishing piers, picnic areas and of course access to the Lake Murray dam with a 1.5 mile walking path with amazing views of the lake. Don’t miss the amazing Christmas lights display at Saluda Shoals and the 4th of July Fireworks at the Dam.

WHERE TO LIVE

– IRMO | BALLENTINE, SC –

Most neighborhoods in Irmo were built before the 2000s with some new construction sprinkled throughout the area. Ballentine has many newer neighborhoods that have developed in the last 10 years. There is truly something for everyone in every price range. Let the experts at Resource Realty Group find you a place to call home on Lake Murray!

WHERE TO LIVE

– IRMO | BALLENTINE, SC –

There is truly something for everyone in every price range. Let the experts at Resource Realty Group find you a place to call home on Lake Murray!