Skyline from biscayne bay

Miami skyline

Miami is a location in Showtime's series DEXTER, as well as in real life.


Miami is a city located on the Atlantic coast of Florida in the southeastern United States. 


"Miami is a great town. I love the Cuban food... pork sandwiches, my favorite. But I'm hungry for something different now." - Dexter Morgan ("Dexter")
Miami is home to most of the characters on the show. They include Dexter Morgan and Debra Morgan, along with the Miami Metro Homicide team. Almost all of Dexter's antagonists reside in Miami, or in nearby areas, as well.

While on a stalk, Dexter notes that many retired people move to Miami to die, leaving behind a lot of junk, and a skilled bargain hunter can find real treasure. He adds that it's not his idea of "hunting." ("Popping Cherry")

Outside Miami

Dexter remains in the vicinity of Miami for nearly every episode. A few times, he temporarily leaves Miami and the story continues on in other locations.


  • Parts of Season One were filmed in Los Angles. The series continued to film in Southern California, with the use of aerial photos and footage of Miami to create the illusion that it was filmed in Florida.[1]

Miami Trivia

  • Miami lies on the shores of Biscayne Bay (a lagoon) which contains several hundred natural and artificially created barrier islands, the largest of which are Miami Beach and South Beach.
  • The Gulf Stream, a warm ocean current, runs northward 15 miles (24 km) off the coast, allowing the city's climate to stay warm and mild all year.
  • Miami has the third tallest skyline in the U.S. with over 300 high-rises.
  • Miami is home to many annual festivals, entertainment venues, theaters, museums, parks, and performing arts centers.
  • The Art Deco District in South Beach, is renown for its nightclubs, beaches, historical buildings, and shopping.
  • For more than two decades, the Port of Miami, has been the number one cruise passenger port in the world.
  • Miami has a tropical monsoon climate with a marked drier season in the winter.

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