Somerset Luxury Real Estate

One of the smaller towns in Maryland’s Montgomery Country, Somerset has an ideal location and charming luxury real estate properties. The community is often associated with its next-door neighbors Chevy Chase, and Friendship Village/Friendship Heights. Homes in the neighborhood display surprisingly varied architectural styles. Prospective buyers beware, however, the active inventory is usually low.

There are some 440 single-family homes in Somerset, a town covering just .28 square miles and nestled between Wisconsin Avenue to the east and Little Falls Parkway to the west. There is also the exclusive Parc Somerset gated community on the southern edge. With country club-style amenities including a central sports complex, Parc Somerset features three very posh condominium buildings known collectively as Somerset House.

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But despite the posh surroundings, including ritzy designer boutique retailers such as Tiffany and Saks on Wisconsin Ave, this little town enjoys its civic participation, walking groups, garden parties, the Somerset Pool, and monthly Town Hall meetings, held in an old red Victorian farmhouse with a front porch. The first Town Council meeting took place in 1906, and the tradition is still going strong. This quintessential small town, just a stone’s throw from top shops and restaurants, really is that charming.

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The history of Somerset is tied to its neighbors to the south. It was created from a 50-acre parcel of land purchased in 1890, that had originally been part of the 3000-acre colonial era Friendship Tract. The sprawling land grant would ultimately spawn the communities of Friendship Village in Maryland and Friendship Heights on the Washington, DC side of the border. You’ll still find plenty of vintage homes in Somerset, including Colonial Revival, Dutch Colonial, Victorian, Tudor, and even some mid-century Ranch styles. But there have also been a significant number of tear downs, resulting in new custom Arts and Crafts, and other upscale trophy homes.

Local residents try to preserve the architectural heritage of original properties, voicing their concerns at the town hall meetings. But at the end of the day, Somerset citizens are a friendly and welcoming lot. More often than not, homeowners seeking to expand and those hoping to preserve history, wind up in good-natured debates, socializing at holiday events and walking their dogs to multiple greenspaces and parks that surround the edges of town. They’ll also stroll to dinners together, at the many top restaurants just a few blocks away.

To learn more about luxury real estate in Somerset, call Andre Perez at District Partners at Compass, 202-798-3600.

Somerset, MD FAQ’s

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How far is the Somerset neighborhood from Friendship Heights shops and restaurants?

A: Wisconsin Avenue forms part of Somerset’s eastern border. That means that shops and restaurants are within easy walking distance.

Q: Is there a Metro station near Somerset?

A: Yes, the Friendship Heights Metro on Wisconsin Avenue is just a few blocks from the Somerset neighborhood.

Q: How far is it from Somerset to downtown Washington, DC?

A: It is approximately 5.5 miles if you take Massachusetts Avenue for most of the way.

Q: Is there a Whole Foods near Somerset?

A: Yes, there are actually two Whole Foods that are close. One is on River Road and the other is on Willard Avenue near the corner of Wisconsin Avenue.

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