A walkable downtown. Dozens of beautiful historic homes. All the amenities of a big
city, without the big-city hustle and bustle. These are just a few of the many advantages
residents of Chelsea enjoy.
Just 15 minutes down I-94 from Ann Arbor, there isn’t much that Chelsea lacks. Major
chains, such as CVS, McDonald’s, and Speedway make Chelsea their home, but there’s also
no shortage of independent, local shopping, dining, and entertainment options. Zou Zou’s Cafe
and Coffee Bar is local staple for coffee, food, and live music, while the Purple Rose Theater
offers a unique opportunity to take in live plays. Nationally-known Jiffy mixes are produced at
the Chelsea Milling Company, and free tours of the facility are available to the public. Families
can take advantage of the city’s opportunities for fun outdoors, including Pierce Park and
Timbertown, as well as the TreeHouse, a locally-owned indoor play structure. Chelsea also
features its own hospital, part of the St. Joseph Mercy Health System.
Community events include Sounds and Sights on Thursday Nights, a weekly showcase
of live music and shopping held downtown throughout the summer, as well as the related
three-day Sounds and Sights Festival in late July. The Chelsea Community fair takes place
each year in late August, and the Hometown Holiday festival and parade help to ring in the
Christmas season. There’s something to do in Chelsea year-round, sure to keep residents of all
ages entertained and engaged.
Attractive residential neighborhood options in Chelsea include Fieldstone Village,
Chelsea Fairways, Sylvan Village, Village Place Condominiums, and country options such as
Inverness Woods and Sylvan Hills Estates. No matter your taste, Chelsea has option to suit
you, and just might be the perfect place to find your new home.