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Living in Dexter, MI: Your next hometown

March 27, 2020

Are you on the hunt for the right neighborhood near Ann Arbor? Consider living in Dexter, MI. Dexter has plenty to offer—close proximity to the city, great schools, an inviting downtown district, and the extras that make life fun, interesting, and relaxed. As a local homebuilder, Norfolk Homes knows the benefits of living in Dexter. Here’s why so many people choose it as their hometown.

Things to do in Dexter

Just 10 miles from Ann Arbor, Dexter is located along the banks of the Huron River and Mill Creek. With a population of less than 5,000 people, the small town vibe is evident here. Whenever you wander through Downtown Dexter, you’ll see familiar faces. The historic downtown district reflects quintessential Main Street America. Stop in at any of the one-of-a-kind shops, restaurants, and services, where the proprietors get to know you. Pick up farm-fresh produce, flowers, and home-baked treats at the Dexter Farmers Market. The Encore Theatre is a local favorite, offering live performances of concerts and musical theatre, a summer camp, and arts education.   

It’s also a small town that brings people together to celebrate. Outdoor concerts at August Monument Park, 4th of July fireworks display, and the annual Dexter Daze festival are just 3 examples of the neighborly camaraderie that exists all year long.

Mill Creek Park provides another reason to head to Dexter. The park has 5 miles of trails that you can explore by foot or bike along the river and across the Main Street Bridge. 

You also have plenty of options for recreation. Dexter-Huron Metropark spans 122 acres. On any warm day, you’re likely to see people launch their canoes here to paddle along the gentle Huron River or a game of softball on the field at Dexter-Huron Metropark. It’s a popular place for fishing, hiking, biking, and picnics, too. The playground presents a way for kids to get together and channel some of their exuberant energy!

The Dexter Cider Mill is the place to go in the fall. For over 130 years, visitors have enjoyed the taste of freshly picked apples, wood-pressed cider, and donuts. When blueberries are in season, head over to Dexter Blueberry Farm to pick your own.

The excellent schools in Dexter is of the reasons that the was named #3 on’s list of Best Places to Raise a Family in Washtenaw County. It’s a family-friendly town that values its quality of life, no matter what your age. 

The area also provides a variety of jobs from top employers, including Trinity Health and General Motors Milford Proving Grounds. Commuting from Dexter to your job is easy. Dexter Ann Arbor Road takes you directly to the city and home again.

Find your place in Dexter, MI

Does Dexter, MI, sound like the hometown you want? Think about all the benefits of a new construction home, one where everything is brand new and covered by a warranty. And with the current low interest rates, you could buy more home now than in the future. Take a look at our Dexter communities, quick move-in homes for sale in Dexter, and floor plans and the many ways to personalize your new home. Contact us at Norfolk Homes as the first step to coming home to Dexter. 

Overall a great experience completing in a rush. Selection process was easy and very pleasant experience.

John & Nicole