Elmira is a small town located just north of Waterloo. Located in the heart of farmland in Southern Ontario, Elmira is large enough to provide the amenities needed while still providing people with a small town feeling. There is a small industrial area on the town's eastern side. Every spring thousands of visitors from all over the world attend the Elmira Maple Syrup Festival at the start of spring.
The community is served by 4 elementary schools, 1 high schools, and 1 public library. Post-secondary education is available at Conestoga College, which has a Kitchener campus, as well as nearby at the University of Waterloo, Wilfred Laurier University, and the University of Guelph.
Elmira has a vibrant retail area, and the St Jacobs Farmers Market is just to the south, and for major purchases residents head into nearby Kitchener-Waterloo.
The town has a fairgrounds and raceway, an arena, and a golf club
There are a mix of mostly single family homes and acreage homes.