Harbison Shores

990 Columbia Ave, Irmo, SC 29063

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About the community Harbison Shores

Harbison Shores is an assisted living community in Irmo, South Carolina. Irmo is part of the Columbia metro area, offering residents easy access to fine shopping, dining, and recreational opportunities. Recognized by Money Magazine as one of the most 'Affordable Places to Live in the Country', Irmo is a growing and thriving city drawing people from all over with its warm and welcoming atmosphere.

We encourage all of our residents at Harbison Shores to exercise independence and choice when possible while being available to assist with activities of daily living as needed. Our residents enjoy a vibrant lifestyle, making meaningful connections with our dedicated staff and with each other. We are proud to be a place where residents thrive, balancing privacy, and community life in a way that encourages and engages each resident daily.

Services and amenities offered at Harbison Shores include:

A prime location near shopping, dining, and banking
An elegant and welcoming dining room
Comfortable and cozy sitting areas
A choice between one-bedroom and studio apartment homes
Spacious accommodations with a kitchenette, microwave, and individual climate control

Senior Living Options Offered

Assisted living
Memory care

Pricing for Harbison Shores

Total monthly costs depend on room type, select services, and the level of care needed.

Base fees by room type

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1 Bedroom
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*Prices quoted are monthly rental charges and are provided by the communities themselves. Actual prices may differ due to one-time fees, timing and care services required. Speak with your Senior Living Advisor to learn more.

Amenities at Harbison Shores

Health Care Services

Diabetic care
Incontinence care
Ambulatory care
Memory care
Medication management

Staffing & ancillary services

Hospice available on-site
Physical therapist
Occupational therapist

Meals & Dining

Meals provided
Guest meals
Professional chef
Restaurant style dining

Room Amenities

Wheelchair accessible showers
Respite or short term stays offered
Wi-fi/high-speed internet
Ground floor units
Private patio, deck, or balcony

Community Amenities

Memory care services

Secured community
Designed specifically to accommodate memory loss
Enclosed courtyard
Indoor walking paths

Transporation & parking

Resident parking available
Complimentary transportation
Uncovered parking

Common areas

Outdoor common areas
Indoor common areas
Main street shops
Barber shop


Laundry service / drycleaning


Cats allowed
Dogs allowed

Primary language spoken by staff


Recreational areas

Arts and crafts center
Game room
Movie or theater room
Piano or organ


Devotional activities on-site
Devotional activities offsite
Visiting chaplain or priest
Bible study group

Reviews for Harbison Shores


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1-11 of 11 reviews
June 15, 2021
troy - Toured community
my review of Harbison Shores

We virtually toured this community. The staff was very friendly and shared a lot of great information. They followed up with us also. We were not able to do a regular tour due to covid.

May 5, 2021
Betty Hall - Spouse or partner of resident/client
Not happy

Not a good place

October 21, 2020

I have had nothing short of great experiences with the new Harbison Shores, under new properties of Tarantino. The staff was delightful and most helpful. I certainly have a high opinion of this community.

April 6, 2019
Peggy - Loved one of resident/client

I had to choose a 1 star but there really should be a zero star to choose from. Horrible wretched place!! $$$$$$ root of all evil. If you truly want what is best for your loved one, THIS IS NOT THE PLACE!!!! Don't be fooled like my ignorant sister was . You can put lipstick on a pig but it's still a pig.

Response from Harbison Shores

May 7, 2020

Thank you for your reply. Harbison Shores formerly Carolina Gardens has a NEW owner and management team. If you have not visited Harbison Shores recently it is worth the visit to see for your self.

September 25, 2017
Anonymous - Toured community
Verified Review
Just Not The Community For Dad

Since the search was for dad I let him have a lot of the input as to where he wanted to go. This community was nice we liked it a lot. The community appeared clean and well maintained. The staff was very nice and friendly very professional. The community just didn't give us the feeling that others had given us.

September 7, 2017
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
A perfect fit

The staff have been helpful and they encourage dad to participate in some of the daily activities. The food is good and they offer healthy options. The residents have been very welcoming. The community is nice inside and out. I would recommend this community.

August 2, 2017
Anonymous - Toured community
Verified Review
Tour Went Well

My tour of this community went well. The community was in the process of being remolded. From what I saw the community could use some updating. The staff I met was friendly, and answered all my questions. Everyone was very kind to my family, and I. I did find another community that suited our need better.

October 6, 2016
C Harris - Toured community
Verified Review

My Mother really likes it there. She loves the staff.

August 1, 2016
Anonymous - Resident/client
Verified Review
Food A Little Dry, But This Is A Lovely Community

I have recently fall and broke my leg, but once I get better I will be returning to Caroline Gardens. This is a lovely community, I do enjoy living here. The staff is very kind and helpful. They do a good job with the cleanliness, the grounds and community is well maintained. There are activities for me when I get back. The food could use some improvements, it is a little dry. Overall everything is well and I would recommend it.

Response from Harbison Shores

August 4, 2016

Thanks for leaving us this response! We are thrilled to hear you will be returning to our community, and that you enjoy living at Carolina Gardens Harbison. Our staff is devoted to ensuring each of our residents' needs are met! We are happy to hear that you would recommend us. This is one of the greatest compliments we could receive! Thank you again for your feedback!

February 17, 2016
Oldman43 - Resident/client
New Management and Owners....check out this place

The new Carolina Gardens team is wonderful. I love this place now that Agape is gone. New management and ownership is great and a totally new family atmosphere.

May 1, 2015
Respect Elders

I have not personally been to this facility but have heard horror stories from family members of residents at Agape'. Please consider other options before admitting your loved one to this facility. If you do decide to choose them, be prepared to pay significantly more than what you are initially told. They have some type of "care points" system that will result in substantial fees and the bill will be a total surprise to you and/or your loved one. Also, make sure to keep an eye on what medication is being given to your relative and ask questions. Keep in mind that side effects of many different medications can be worse in the elderly; for example, a medication that causes dizziness may result in a FALL if the elderly person is not supervised properly. Also, keep in mind that they are FOR PROFIT and that their bottom line is that dollar; not the people. They are paid to show sympathy and kindness in order to SELL a product to potential residents and their families. Once they've hooked you in, they will do or say whatever is necessary to keep your loved one there and charge whatever they want without seeking prior approval. Read the terrible reviews on Medicare.gov about Agape' in W. Columbia.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Harbison Shores

Harbison Shores offers Studio, 1 Bedroom and Semi-Private. Learn more.

Harbison Shores has received an average review rating of 3.4 based on 11 reviews. See all reviews.

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