Small-Town Wonders in Chelsea, MI

Located just a short drive from Ann Arbor, the small town of Chelsea, MI is the perfect blend of countryside charm and big-city amenities. Here, you’ll find a quaint downtown filled with local businesses, lots of beautiful parks and trails, and plenty of local events and attractions.

Where Country Meets City

Chelsea, MI is located just 15 minutes west of Ann Arbor, MI, but it feels a world apart. This little town is filled with possibilities for entertainment, exercise, and all-round good living, thanks to its focus on the arts, local business, and good food. Explore Chelsea’s charming downtown, visit a local park, escape to the beauty of Waterloo Recreation Area, or simply spend time in your quiet country or suburban home.

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Outstanding job opportunities in Ann Arbor

Chelsea might be a small town, but it’s just fifteen minutes from the big-city possibilities of Ann Arbor. Some of the largest employers in the area include the University of Michigan, General Motors Milford Proving Grounds, Toyota Technical Center, Faurecia North America, and IHA Health Services Group.

Tons of small-town events & entertainment

There’s always something happening in Chelsea—a show at the Purple Rose Theatre, Sights and Sounds on Thursday Nights, regular farmers markets, seasonal celebrations… and so much more. Take a walking tour of the Chelsea SculptureWalk, and catch live music almost every night of the week at one of Chelsea’s local breweries, pubs, or restaurants. Check out the Chelsea Chamber web site for more info on local businesses and happenings:

A top-rated public school district

Students in Chelsea are served by the top-performing schools in Chelsea School District. This highly rated school system educates over 2,400 students in five schools. The district has been named among the best districts in Michigan, as well as among the state’s top schools for athletes. Of note are its outstanding academics, teachers, and college preparation. If schools are of importance to you, I recommend checking out a national school rating system like:

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Waterloo State Recreation Area

This 20,000-acre green space is the largest state park in the Lower Peninsula, and it’s utterly filled with ways to enjoy the great outdoors: camping, fishing, hunting, biking, hiking, horseback riding, backpacking, cross country skiing… and more.

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Downtown Chelsea

Head to Downtown Chelsea to explore local shops, restaurants, and bars, or just stroll Main Street to take in the quaint historic architecture.

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Arctic Coliseum

Love to skate? Head to the Arctic Coliseum in Chelsea to practice your freestyle or your slapshot, or to participate in club skating or ice hockey.

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Pierce Lake Golf Course

Get out on the fairway at the 18-hole championship Pierce Lake course, and experience the true beauty of the Michigan countryside.

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