The location: The Safe House.
Q. Where can I find it in real life?
A. This house is at 3015 Stevely Avenue, in Long Beach, CA.
That's the same street where they filmed the dead skunk scene, but about 400 yards to the south, just north of Spring Street.
Like the skunk
location, it's right across the street from (west of ) El Dorado Park,
where they filmed the abandoned Visitors Welcome
Center (where Dexter held Lumen captive), and close to the liquor store
where Quinn tried to talk to Jonah.
shot the photos below in 2010:
This is a private home.
Do not trespass on their property, knock on their door,
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.
This particular tip came from Kerry, who also sent us the photos this season of the El Dorado Park scenes, the dead skunk scene, and the nearby liquor store. (And last season, she got photos of the roll-over accident scene, not to mention actually landing a cameo at Trinity's arcade...)
Kerry, who lives
near El Dorado Park, was scoping out the above park locations, when she
learned that they were filming nearby, over on Stevely. So she hurried
over and shot the photos of the crew filming the skunk scene, and later
shot the above photos of the safe house as well. (Thanks,
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