Founded in 1832, Elora is well known as an artistic community located in the Centre Wellington Township. Originally named Irvine Settlement, the village became known as Elora in 1839 when its first post office was established. Captain William Gilkison, the community’s first settler, renamed the town after his brother’s ship. In the latter part of the 19th century, Elora became a major agricultural marketplace, selling all kinds of diverse goods to residents in the surrounding communities.
The Elora Gorge is a popular attraction for residents and tourists alike, as is the Elora Quarry Conservation Area, which features a great spot for summer swimming, camping, canoeing, fishing hiking, and much more. Though the town centre offers many unique shops, cafes and restaurants, residents can travel to nearby cities for even more amenities. Elora is located just 20 km north of Guelph, and 20 km northeast of Kitchener-Waterloo.
Elora is often recognized for its 19th century limestone architecture. Today many of these historic buildings are well-preserved in downtown Elora, adding to its quaint small-town feel. If you are interested in owning a charming historic home, you’ll find plenty of unique houses for sale in Elora. Looking for a hobby farm or a home with larger property? You’ll find many vacant lots and homes for sale on the outskirts of Elora that offer plenty of space for you to create the property of your dreams.
Interested in finding out more about homes for sale in Elora? Contact the team at Kempston & Werth Realty Ltd. at:
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