What is it supposed to be on the show?
Where is it supposed to be on the show?
When did we see it on the show?
What is it actually in real life?
Where can I find it in real life?
A. This house is actually in Long Beach, California. The address is 7115 Stearns Street.
That's just south of El Dorado Park, where the show has filmed a number of scenes (including the "Flamingo Park" scene in episode 7, and the roll-over accident scene in Season 4).
How the heck did you figure out where it was?
I shot this photo of the house in 2011:
[ Warning: This is a private home, do not trespass on their property,
Here is a Bing aerial photo of the house. And here is a map link.
knock on their door, or do anything else that might disturb the residents. ]
house has changed a lot over the last five years. The new owners have done an admirable job of fixing up the place,
replacing the roof, windows, siding, garage door, and much more. Even the house next door has been painted a new color. I might not have even recognized
it if it wasn't for Google StreetView, which preserved a view of it as
it used to look. And those
familiar short palm trees remain as evidence that it's the right place.
not sure why I missed this one back in 2006, when I was finding the
locations for the first season. But in 2011, when I looked over
my "By Episode" menu, I noticed that this location hadn't been found.
In the scene, I
could see the street number just to the left of the garage door. The
DVD image is a little blurry, but I was pretty sure that the number was
Naturally, I started looking in Long Beach, Dexter's favorite stomping ground.
found that all of the 7115's in Long Beach were on the northeast side
of town, next to El Dorado Park. That didn't surprise me.
They had filmed in the park for the 7th episode, and they used another house
in this same general area for a 4th season shoot involving
Trinity. And the tract homes in that neighborhood resembled those
in the scene.
only had a few dozen streets there to check. But it took me a little longer
than I expected to actually find it. Bing's aerial photos weren't
of much help this time. But when I switched to Google StreetView,
the place was clearly recognizable. (Of course, it was still on the very last
street I looked at...)
So I drove out there and shot the photo you see above.
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