The Prairie Cottages

A brisk walk on a crisp morning. A relaxing afternoon nap. A carefree evening with friends. It’s the simple things that make life special, but too often we over-complicate our lives and miss out on these magic moments. As Henry David Thoreau said, “Wealth is the ability to fully experience life.” By that standard, as residents of the Prairie Cottages at Chelsea Retirement Community, you’ll lead some of the richest lives possible.

Maintenance-Free. Worry-Free.

A life free of worry and full of possibility awaits you at the Prairie Cottages, an independent living neighborhood that features beautiful, well-appointed, private and maintenance-free homes set in natural surroundings on the 58-acre campus of Chelsea Retirement Community. Fill your day with simple pleasures, like cutting flowers from the cutting garden to display at dinner with your new friends, or watching the sunrise with coffee and a good book.

Ready to experience all that life has to offer? At the Prairie Cottages you’ll have more time, energy and opportunity to pursue enriching new experiences and interests. Activities abound right outside your front door on campus, and additional cultural, dining and shopping options are plentiful right down the road in downtown Chelsea and Ann Arbor. You’ll have access to it all from your home in the heart of Southeast Michigan.

Current Happenings

Come discover Chelsea Retirement Community’s newest independent living option, the Prairie Cottages. On January 25, our beautiful Prairie Cottage model homes will be available for touring, and we invite you to come take a first look. Don’t miss our grand opening celebration. Guests will enjoy refreshments and tours. See event details here.