Chelsea, Michigan is a thriving small city in Western Washtneaw County 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. It is home to Chelsea Milling, the maker of Jiffy Mix, In 2008, Chelsea District Library was named Best Small Library in America by Library Journal. The beautiful 25,000-acre Waterloo Recreation Area is literally at Chelsea’s doorstep. You can experience the beauty of Michigan’s unique wilderness, wildlife and geological wonders in this protected area. There, nature enthusiasts can hike, ski, or bike miles of trails, spend a sunny afternoon fishing on one of many lakes, or experience the spectacle of the migrating sandhill cranes. A commitment to the arts is an essential part of Chelsea’s vitality. Actor Jeff Daniels, an inaugural inductee in the Michigan Walk of Fame, 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. Residential architecture includes the old Victorian style found mainly in the Downtown area, mid-century ranches and bungalows and charming farm houses on several acres in the surrounding rural areas.