Centering on a lively downtown, Chelsea is a growing city situated near the edge of Waterloo and Pinckney Recreation Areas.
A growing city of about 4,500, Chelsea is located just 15 minutes west of Ann Arbor. Home to the Purple Rose Theatre, an award-winning Equity stage, and to the Common Grill restaurant, Chelsea is a southeast Michigan destination.
Chelsea features a vibrant downtown, with a mix of shopping, dining, entertainment and local activities. During the summer months, downtown is the focus during the annual SummerFest, and during the weekly Sounds & Sights events scheduled from June to September.
Chelsea Community Hospital, a not-for-profit hospital, is a fully accredited 113-bed acute care facility serving residents of Chelsea and surrounding communities. A member of Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, Chelsea Community Hospital is nationally recognized for both quality of care and patient satisfaction. As a not-for-profit hospital, Chelsea Community Hospital reinvests its profits back into the community through programs to serve the poor and uninsured, health education and promotion initiatives.
Opportunities for recreation are endless in the Chelsea area. Jointly, Chelsea Recreation and Chelsea Community Education offer a broad range of team sports, fitness workshops and other classes throughout the year. Chelsea is located at the edge of both the Waterloo and Pinckney Recreation areas, so a total of more than 30,000 acres of recreation land is available for the full range of outdoor activities, including camping, hunting, fishing, and hiking.
Housing in Chelsea includes styles ranging from charming turn of the last century frame homes to newly built neighborhoods.