Elmira is a city located within New York, United States.
Elmira is quiet overall, as the streets are generally reasonably peaceful - although there are still several noisier areas, especially close to Interstate 86, Southern Tier Expressway, one of the railway lines or the airport (Harris Hill Gliderport).
In Elmira, most of buildings are single detached homes, and the remaining houses are mainly small apartment buildings and duplexes. This city also has a good choice of unit sizes; it is quite easy to find properties ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. Home owners occupy around 60% of the properties in Elmira whereas the remainder are rented. Most of the housing growth in this city happened prior to the 1960s.
Home buyers may find it difficult to get to high schools and primary schools as pedestrians. Besides public schools, there are private elementary and high schools. In terms of eating, a fraction of house buyers in Elmira may be able to do groceries by walking in one of about 30 stores, while others will have to rely on another means of transportation. Residents benefit from over 100 restaurants and cafes as well.
A car is an excellent medium of transportation in Elmira. Accessing a place to park is generally easy. However, it is difficult for pedestrians to move around in Elmira because very few daily errands can be run on foot.