Welcome to Dexter

Located in the heart of Washtenaw County, Dexter was once a quiet village that has since transformed into one of Ann Arbor's most popular suburbs. Between 2000 and 2010, Dexter's population grew by more than 73%—but today, this serene community is still known for its distinct small-town feel. 

Discover Life in Ann Arbor's Coolest Suburb

Located just under 20 minutes northwest of Ann Arbor, Dexter is a unique town where you can live, work, and play all in one spot. Though it was once a small village with under 1,000 residents, Dexter is now a growing suburb with a thriving downtown district, top-rated schools, and a blossoming real estate market.

Want to learn a little more about life in Dexter? Let's explore.

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Highlights of Life in Dexter

Ample activities

There's never a shortage of things to do and places to see when you live in Dexter. If you want a taste of life in this one-of-a-kind suburb, try exploring the Dexter Farmers Market, which runs from May to October. Residents also love tending to their own plots at the Dexter Community Garden or participating in one of the town's many festivals. Favorites include Dexter Daze and the Summer Concert Series.

Top-notch shopping and dining

Whether you're running some errands or savoring a delicious meal, you'll won't have to travel far from Dexter to find exactly what you need. Here, shopping and dining opportunities abound, as do countless local businesses. The Painted Trout, 3Bird, and Dexter Mill all feature plenty of unique finds. And when you're feeling hungry, be sure to stop by Dexter's Pub or Aubree's Pizzeria.

Verdant green spaces

It's easy to get in touch with nature when you live in Dexter! The Dexter-Huron Metropark boasts a whopping 122 acres of space for hiking, recreation, fishing, and countless other outdoor activities. Hudson Mills Metropark draws thousands of visitors each year thanks to its playgrounds and easy access to the Huron River. And if you're looking for something more rugged, take a quick drive to the Miller-Smith Preserve.

A+ schools

Students living in Dexter attend Dexter Community Schools, a public district that operates eight total institutions, including the Jenkins Early Childhood Learning Center and the Dexter International Academy. Dexter is also served by a number of private schools, such as Daycroft Montessori, the Emerson School, and the Honey Creek Community School.

Wondering What's Around?

Our Favorite Local Picks

The Dexter Museum

The Dexter Area Historical Society operates a museum in Downtown Dexter and Gordon Hall, an 1840s homestead and event venue. 

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Joe and Rosie

Craving some caffeine? Grab a hot or cold beverage from Joe and Rosie, one of Dexter's top cafes.

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Erratic Ale Co.

Small-batch beers and delicious pub-inspired bites make Erratic Ale Co. a must-try for any Dexter resident.

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Jenny's Farm Stand

Pick pumpkins, purchase farm-fresh produce, or indulge in some yummy cider at Jenny's Farm Stand.

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Ready to Find Home in Dexter?

Ready to make a move to Dexter? We'd love to offer guidance throughout every step of the buying process. Get in touch with the Arbor Move Team today to start your next chapter, or check out some of our resources below to begin.

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