Historic Dexter, MIDexter is a village in Washtenaw County, just outside the greater Ann Arbor area, with a population of 2,338 people (according to the 2000 census). Dexter actually predates the state of Michigan by 13 years, having been founded by Samuel William Dexter on June 10, 1824. Conveniently located along the banks of the Huron River, the village offers the cozy amenities of small town living with the comforts of close proximity to Ann Arbor and easy access to major highways. Residents take advantage of community festivals twice a year: Dexter Daze in August and Apple Daze in October.
While Dexter holds a rich history within Washtenaw County, it also features some popular parks and lakes that attract visitors year round. Locals enjoy many lakes in Dexter Township. Such popular lakes include: Silver, Half Moon, North Lake, West Lake, part of Four Mile lake, Portage and Base Lakes. Portage Lake is of historical significance for Washtenaw County, as it was the place where natives came up the Huron River and portaged their canoes to other bodies of water in the area. Dexter also offers some of the most beautiful parks and recreational trails in Michigan. Locals get back in touch with beautiful landscapes through Hudson Mills Metro Park, Monument Park, Warrior Creek Park, Spring Valley Trout Park and the ever-tranquil Peace Park.
You will find attractive new construction homes, waterfront homes and historical gems in downtown Dexter. As of the fourth quarter 2009, the average residential sales price is $254,905 and the average condominium sales price is $156,650.