Good things are coming our way in the Town of Irmo ...
Irmo to get another car dealership.
Land is being cleared on Western Lane for the new Honda car dealership. Still more to come on other Western Lane developments.
- Old Piggly Wiggly location from my understanding is going to be occupied soon
with medical offices from Palmetto Baptist
- Friarsgate Old Bi-Lo soon to be occupied with an exercise gym
coming to Broad River Circle K
- New subdivision on Salem Church Rd has been approved
- Large used-car dealer
coming to the old Southland Log site
- Construction has started on new gated community on Irmo Drive/Trussell Property
- Another business/Self Storage between Enterprise and Main Street Home
Recent new developments that
might have been missed or are in the final stages of development:
- Japanese Direct Motors
- Clean and Fresh
- Express Oil Change
- Carwash Plus One
- Dreher Shoals Commons II
- Freddie's Burgers
and Shakes has recently opened and business is booming. (near the Tractor Supply intersection)
RANKED 15th SAFEST CITY IN SOUTH CAROLINA (out of 246)
We were ranked in 2015 and 2017 as one
of the safest cities in SC, and again in 2018 ranked 15th safest city. Do we have crime? Yes, we do. Every town does, every
municipality, every county, every neighborhood, every street. But we are ranked 15 out of 246 because of our low crime rate.
Different criteria is used in their calculations, but we still ranked 15th safest city out of 246. I think that is very good,
most people do too. But there are some nay-sayers that wouldn't be happy if they found a goose that laid golden eggs.
They would complain that they didn't have two. Irmo Police Department can be thanked for this honorable ranking, and should
be thanked for this.