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Make Dexter Your Next Destination

Dexter features everything a home buyer wants in a small town—an active downtown, a close-knit community, and countless job opportunities in its business and research complex. Modern subdivisions and condominium housing are popping up all over this community as it continues to expand.

Find a Home in This Dreamy Community

Rich in history, Dexter illustrates the ideal blend of historic glory and future growth. Several of Dexter’s residential areas include the original settlements along the Baker Road, Central Street, and Dexter-Ann Arbor Road corridors. Certainly on the come-up, Dexter’s population has more than doubled since 1990.

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Live, Work, and Play in Dexter

Neighborhoods

Whether you’re looking for a home with decades-old architecture or brand-new construction, you can find the home of your dreams in one of Dexter’s many neighborhoods. The widespread construction of new real estate throughout Dexter paints a picture of just how quickly this community is growing. Hudson Mills, Fourmile Lake, Jennings Road, and Village Center are just a few Dexter neighborhoods well worth checking out.

Job opportunities

Dexter supports a strong economy, with more than 85% of residents working in white-collar jobs. The median household income—estimated to be $85,469—of Dexter residents is about 20% higher than the neighboring metropolitan area of Ann Arbor. Management, computer science and math, and teaching stand out among the area’s top industries.

Schools

Dexter Community Schools serves approximately 3,600 students and is part of the larger Washtenaw Intermediate School District. The Dexter Community Schools Campus houses nine school buildings, including two preschools, three elementary schools, one intermediate school, one middle school, one high school, and one alternative school. Dexter High School also offers an International Baccalaureate Diploma Program.

Flourishing outdoor spaces

Dexter is located along the banks of the Huron River and Mill Creek—the perfect setting to stroll along nature trails or go on outdoor adventures. Monument Park serves as Downtown Dexter’s main gathering place, where community celebrations and annual festivals are held. You can listen to outdoor concerts here in the summer and find an outdoor ice rink during the winter.

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Our Favorite Local Picks

Dexter Cider Mill

Dexter Cider Mill is a one-stop shop for everything homegrown in Dexter. You’re guaranteed to leave here with a full belly of all things sweet, including doughnuts, caramel apples, and apple nut bread—and we can’t forget the made from scratch cider.

VISIT THE MILL »

Burns-Stokes Preserve

One of Washtenaw County’s 17 nature preserves, Burns-Stokes Preserve is famous for fishing and bird watching. The preserve is perched right along the Huron River and offers one of the best spots to hike in the area.

TAKE A HIKE »

The Encore Musical Theatre Company

The Encore Musical Theatre Company–a professional musical theatre group–hosts about six major productions per season, featuring both local and well-known theatre actors.

CATCH A SHOW »

Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales + Kitchen

Basically a beer lover’s paradise, Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales is famous for its unpasteurized and unfiltered beers. In addition to their 30+ selection of regular beers, the taproom has a featured seasonal flavor every other month.

GRAB A BITE »

Ready to Find A Home in Dexter?

Dexter is the perfect place to grow, and we’d love to help you find the home of your dreams. Get in touch with the Picknell Team to learn more about the area—we can even schedule a showing of your favorite Dexter homes!

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