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Chelsea: A Small Town of Thriving Culture & Spectacular Living

Welcome to the bustling streets of small-town Chelsea, MI, where lush greenery intermingles with beautiful historic architecture, where neighbors and visitors gather downtown for festivals and celebrations throughout the year, where the arts thrive, and healthy living is a way of life. This is Chelsea, where rich history meets thriving modern culture in a small town of spectacular living.

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Why Do Residents Choose Chelsea?


A Thriving Culture Centered Around a Historic Downtown

Downtown Chelsea is the gem of its social culture. Beautiful Victorian architecture and leafy trees line the streets, and residents and visitors alike browse quaint shops, bustling boutiques, local markets, and delicious eateries. It’s home to a plethora of exciting events throughout the year, from weekly farmers markets and live music to big festivals like the Smoke & Ale Fall Festival, Chocolate Extravaganza, Chelsea Fair, and the Hometown Holiday and Light Parade.

Blossoming Arts & Theatre

Chelsea is a city that cares about the arts. Top-notch theatrical performances can be enjoyed at the downtown Purple Rose Theatre. And the Chelsea Center for the Arts is home to numerous classes and activities for all ages, and even hosts an annual public art project. Another popular art hotspot is the Sculpture Walk of downtown, which features 12 unique large-scale works of art.

Bountiful Nature & Recreation

Escape the bustle of town and head for the woods! Chelsea sits at the doorstep of the 25,000-acre Waterloo Recreation Area, home to beautiful and diverse Michigan wilderness that can be experienced by foot, bike, or skis over miles of breathtakingly scenic trails. Fishing and boating on its quiet lakes are also common, and campers find solitude beneath the stars. Chelsea is also home to three city parks—Timbertown, Pierce Park, and Veteran’s Park—for those seeking an in-town retreat.

Small-Town Amenities

Chelsea might be small, but that doesn’t mean it’s lacking in amenities! You don’t have to drive to Ann Arbor to ensure all your needs are met, from shopping and dining to education. Chelsea boasts plenty of convenience stores, its own school district, the Chelsea District Library, and even the Chelsea Community Hospital. It even offers access to four golf courses in under twenty minutes.


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What's Nearby?

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Quick Facts

Population (2014): 5,211
Population Growth Since 2000: +18.5%
Zip Code: 48118
County: Washtenaw
Mean Home Price (2013): $236,365

Travel Times

Ann Arbor: 25 min
University of Michigan: 30 min
Ann Arbor Municipal Airport: 30 min
Detroit: 1 hr
Highways: 1-94, Route 52

Public Schools

District: Chelsea School District

Elementary: North Creek, South Meadows
Middle: Beach
High: Chelsea


Chelsea Real Estate

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Based on information from the Ann Arbor Area Board of REALTORS® Multiple Listing Service through 07/22/17 06:36 AM.

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