Elmira Tourism, New York

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Elmira /ˌɛlˈmaɪrə/ is a city in Chemung County, New York, US. It is the principal city of the Elmira, New York Metropolitan Statistical Area, which encompasses Chemung County, New York. The population was 29,200 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Chemung County. The City of Elmira is in the south-central part of the county, surrounded on three sides by the Town of Elmira. It is in the Southern Tier of New York, a short distance north of the Pennsylvania state line.


Elmira is a city located in the state of New York in the United States and is located at a short distance from the state of Pennsylvania. Some of the places to visit in Elmira are: Woodlawn Cemetery of Elmira, a beautifully landscaped cemetery with old tombstone where Mark Twain's grave is located; Eldridge Park, a great place for some family time where the kids can ride carousels and the train; Harris Hill Soaring Centre, a museum dedicated to the history of aircrafts and gliders; Tanglewood Nature Centre & Museum, beautiful trails where you can walk, run and hike; Chemung Valley History Museum, a museum that offers some insights into the life of Mark Twain; and Mark Twain's Summer Home, located on Elmira College Campus, experience walking into Mark Twain's Study.

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Facts and Stats for Elmira*

  • Living in Elmira - Quality of Life

    • Cost of Living Index 72.67 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 111.59 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Elmira

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Elmira

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.08 USD
    • International Movie per seat 12.75 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 55 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 105 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 50 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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