If the idea of life in a small town with a rich local history appeals to you, Dexter is a perfect fit.

A major source of community pride is Gordon Hall, an 1840s mansion built by the town’s founder, Judge Samuel Dexter. Once owned by the University of Michigan, but now operated by the Dexter Area Historical Society, the house, in conjunction with the Dexter Area Museum, provide visitors with an in-depth look into the history of the community. Gordon Hall is also available for use for private events, such as weddings and parties.

Another community landmark is the Dexter Cider Mill, serving up fresh cider and doughnuts throughout the fall, as well as providing gorgeous seasonal views. The beauty of nature can be enjoyed further along the riverwalk and Hudson Mills Metropark. Monument Park is the literal centerpiece of downtown, providing a peaceful spot for relaxation, as well as frequent live entertainment during the warmer months.

The community comes together each year for a variety of festivals and events, including Dexter Daze and Apple Daze. Downtown Dexter provides easy walking access to a variety of dining options and unique local shops. Neighborhoods such as Huron Farms, Thornton Farms, Webster Hills, and Ralaric Farm provide a variety of living options to suit every living situation, from young families to empty-nesters.

Just 15 minutes from Ann Arbor, Dexter offers an easy commute, without sacrificing any of the benefits of small-town life. A tranquil and relaxed community, it’s a prime option to consider, whether you’re searching for your first home or your next home.