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A Charming Place to Call Home

Away from the hustle and bustle of the bigger cities, Dexter is a charming place to make your home. Located on the banks of the Huron River and surrounded by picturesque parks, there’s plenty to explore just outside your front door. And you won’t need to go far to find all the conveniences of a thriving community. Packed with restaurants, shops, and local service providers, the historic downtown district offers residents what they need close to home.

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Small Town Living, Big Time Charm

If you’re searching for a town to call home that blends scenic rural landscapes with a vibrant downtown community, Dexter might be the perfect place for you. With just over 6,500 residents, this village offers charming shops like Mary Ann's Country Store and The Painted Trout, along with favorite local restaurants like Chela’s, Hotel Hickman Chuckwagon BBQ, and Jolly Pumpkin. While the City of Ann Arbor is only a few minutes away, you don’t need to go far to find locally owned grocers, banks, and entertainment right in town.

Vibrant Green Spaces

Do you love getting outside and exploring nature? You’ll feel right at home in Dexter, where there’s a park on nearly every corner. Some of the best spots include Mill Creek Park North, with a network of trails that meander along the Huron River and Mill Creek, along with First Street Park, a favorite for its picnic areas and horseshoe pits. Throughout the year, these green spaces often play host to local festivals like the Easter Eggstravaganza and the Plein Air Festival.

Highly-Rated Schools

The city takes pride in the Dexter Community School District, with Dexter High School and Mill Creek Middle School ranking among some of the best schools in the state. With a museum and library in town, there are plenty of places to learn outside the classroom, too. And exciting events like October Apple Daze and the Plein Air Festival offer residents the chance to learn about local history and culture.

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Monument Park

Located in the heart of Dexter, Monument Park is home to many of the village’s local festivals. This favorite gathering space is also the host of many summer concerts in the gazebo and an outdoor ice rink throughout the winter.

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Downtown Historic District

Small-town nostalgia is bountiful in the historic downtown corridor. Here, you’ll find boutique flower shops, home goods stores, unique clothing stores, and locally-owned restaurants in charming historic buildings lining the pedestrian-friendly streets.

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Dexter Cider Mill

As the oldest continuously operating cider mill in Michigan, the Dexter Cider Mill offers visitors a look into the past. Using locally grown apples, the mill still makes cider the same way it did 120 years ago, giving residents a unique way to connect with the town’s history.

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Paint Dexter Plein Air Festival

The Dexter community embraces the arts, and the annual Plein Air Festival is an exciting display of local talent. Every August, artists gather to capture the beauty of their surroundings in paintings and drawings. It’s a vibrant celebration of the community and the arts.

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