Somerset — a unique community with all of Chevy Chase at its doorstep
Just north of Friendship Heights, Somerset was created from the southwestern corner of the Friendship Land Grant in the late 19th century by five government scientists. Five streets named after the English counties of Essex, Dorset, Warwick, Surrey and Cumberland comprised the original community, now designated the Historic District where thirty-one homes are considered “primary resources.” Somerset stretches from Wisconsin Avenue on the east to Little Falls Parkway on the West. River Road and Western Avenue define its southern edge. For a community guide, consult Chevy Chase expert and resident of nearby Rollingwood, Melinda Estridge.
When it comes to amenities, Somerset has everything to offer.
Chartered in 1906, Somerset has become home to an eclectic mix of just over 400 homes including shingled Victorians, bungalows, ramblers, Tudors, moderns and classic colonials. Students attend Somerset Elementary School, Westland Middle School and Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School. Within Somerset, residents enjoy:
- The Somerset Pool which is open to all residents
- Community tennis and basketball courts, ball fields, batting cages and 23 acres of parkland
- The nearby Norwood Recreation Center, surrounded by a playground, softball field, lighted baseball field, and five tennis courts
- The shops and dining attractions of Friendship Heights, located next door
All of Washington is minutes away by car or Metro!
Chevy Chase and Somerset offer everything you’re looking for, with Washington and Bethesda right in your backyard. Contact Melinda Estridge — nobody offers you more knowledge about Montgomery County and all that is ChevyChaseLiving.
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