Chelsea is a thriving small city west of Ann Arbor with an abundance of shopping, dining, entertainment, and local activities. Over the years, Chelsea has evolved into a diverse community, embracing its agricultural heritage, maintaining an active manufacturing base, and cultivating a vibrant art scene.
Nature enthusiasts can hike, ski, or bike miles of trails, spend a sunny afternoon fishing on one of many lakes in the nearby Waterloo Recreation Area. A commitment to the arts is an essential part of Chelsea’s vitality. Actor Jeff Daniels is a founder of The Purple Rose Theater which showcases the work of nationally known playwrights, as well as the talents of equity-card actors. Visitors can stroll down historic Main Street, the home of specialty shops, gift boutiques, markets, restaurants, cafes, and visitor tours at Chelsea Milling, home of Jiffy Mix.