Chelsea is a peaceful community with a timeless feel. It sits neatly in the valley called First Branch. Buildings range from new to more than two and a quarter centuries old. With such age comes wisdom, and Chelsea was selected to be the seat of county government for Orange County, VT.
On one side of town is the Chelsea Animal Hospital, which offers holistic and homeopathic treatments as well as mainstream medical care to bring good health to pets. On the other end of town stands the Chelsea Health Center, the nation’s oldest community-owned medical center, and in between are charming properties, the country store and more.
The town center boasts the unique feature of twin commons surrounded by classic buildings. Here they hold the Chelsea Flea Market, known far and wide as one of the best places to find unique and antique items and deals. People drive for hours to see what vendors will have for sale - collectables, furniture, comic books, baseball cards, old china patterns and silver are commonly sold next to homemade crafts, fresh squeezed lemonade, jelly, and gently used toys.
Chelsea has beautiful farms, recreational fields, a public library, horseshoe pits and a friendly and tight knit community. It is a beautiful setting for hiking, hunting and fishing, and for raising a family.