Dex ritas house

Rita's house, where she lived before moving near Kendall.

Rita's House and, later, Dexter and Rita's House are separate, major locations within the DEXTER universe. Each of these houses has an informational section below.

Rita's House



  • This is the house in which Rita and the kids lived during the first three seasons.
  • Rita’s house was actually owned by Paul Bennett who had received it in a drug trade before he married Rita. It is not clear if Rita received the house as part of the divorce settlement or if it was left to her and/or the kids after Paul died.
  • After Dexter Morgan started to date Rita, he spent time here, enjoying a meal and playing with the kids. As their relationship progressed, Dexter occasionally stayed overnight, but he never moved into this house.
  • Partway into the first season, Ricky, a drug dealer that Paul knew, showed up at this location to get money that was owed to him. When Rita informed him that Paul no longer lived there, Ricky demanded that she hand over her car. In disgust, Rita threw the car keys at him. Dexter objected but was forced to stand down by Rita because she wanted the whole mess to stay behind them.

Dexter and Rita's House


3319 Meadow Lane, Miami, FL (near Kendall)



  • After their wedding, Dexter and Rita bought this house in the suburbs of Miami, near Kendall.
  • Debra Morgan stayed in this house for a short while after Frank Lundy's death, while she was recovering from having been shot herself.
  • This is the location where Dexter temporarily stored his killing tools and blood slides in a backyard shed, after he gave his apartment over to Debra.
  • During the finale of Season 4, Rita was murdered by Trinity in this house. After her death, the house became vacant when Dexter decided that living in it would be too painful for Astor and Cody. Since Astor didn't want to live with Dexter, she and Cody moved to Orlando with their grandparents, while Dexter and Harrison remained at his apartment.
  • This is the house in which, after cleaning up Rita's blood, Debra and Joey Quinn first had sex.
  • During Season 5, Dexter housed Lumen Pierce at this location after she went into hiding.
  • As Dexter preferred to live in his apartment, the house was eventually renovated and sold.

Related Pages



  • The real life address of Dexter and Rita's house is 3319 E. 1st Street, Long Beach, CA

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