The location: Astor's Grandparents' House
Q. Where can I find it in real life?
A. The house is located at 258 Termino Ave, in Long Beach, CA.
It's on the
east side of the Termino, and just four houses north of Vista & Termino,
where you'll find Olivia's house.
It's perhaps 3/4 of a mile northeast of the beach restroom where Dexter abducts Lance Robinson in Episode 6.
And about a
mile east of the accident scene
where the barrel girls are spilled onto the street in Episode 7.
shot the photos below in November 2010:
[ Warning: This
is a private home. Do not trespass
on their property,
Q. How the heck did you figure out where it was?
A. In previous seasons, I've usually had to hunt down the locations after viewing the episodes, using clues from the various scenes. By the 5th season, though, I'd developed a small group of fans, spies & tipsters who kept an eye out for Dexter filming in their neighborhoods, and would let me know in advance when something was about to film there.
Between those reports, and my own personal reconnaissance around town, by the time the first episode aired, I already knew most (but not all) of the filming locations, and only needed to watch the episodes and match up the scenes with the correct locations.
This group of helpful fans includes Kerry, Rick, Joel, Geoff, Ellen, Julie, Susan, Jeff, and others. My thanks to all of them.
let me know that they were filming on Termino and although I
didn't manage to get down to the location to watch the filming, when the
9th episode aired, it was a simple matter to do a Google StreetView of
Termino and match up the houses with what we see on the show.
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