Welcome toThe Town of Somerset
We are a Tree City USA
Somerset has been a Tree City for over thirty-five years. We love our beautiful tree-lined streets & our well-established urban forest. Our trees protect our air quality, abate noise, mitigate stormwater runoff, & provide habitat for our wildlife. We share our home with roving platoons of deer, two or possibly three families of foxes, & perhaps even an elusive coyote, while rabbits munch contentedly on our lawns - and all too often on our roses and lilies. Above us we see and hear turkey vultures, two sorts of hawk, the Eastern wild turkeys unique to Maryland, barred owls exchanging hunting cries in the night, posses of crows, & even that blue heron waiting motionless for lunch in Little Falls Branch. There is a kaleidoscope of garden visitors: blue jays, cardinals, the occasional oriole, catbirds, & a ceaseless myriad of sparrows and wrens. The Somerset we enjoy every day is home to so many more families than our own. You can find more information here.
residents (Somersetters) in 400+ homes.
- Home of the Somerset Dolphins Swim Team & Somerset Elementary.
- 100+ volunteers serving on Town Council or Committees.
- 4.2 miles of street across 168 acres or 0.28 square miles.
Town of Somerset Declarations of Inclusion & Sustainability
Declaration of Inclusion
Somerset welcomes all people, regardless of race, color, national origin, ethnicity, religion, gender identity & expression, sexual orientation, age, or disability, & will protect these classes to the fullest extent of the law. We formally denounce & condemn racism, hate, & discrimination in all forms & commit to respectful, fair, & equitable treatment of everyone in our community. Somerset is a place where individuals can live freely, express their opinion, & be themselves.
More information on our inclusivity efforts can be found on the Equity & Inclusion Committee page.
Somerset is focused on creating a sustainable Town & becoming carbon neutral, aligning itself with the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement, by reducing 50% of CO2 emissions by 2030 & 100% by 2050. Toward this goal, Somerset has declared a climate emergency, has signed the Maryland Mayor’s 100% Clean Energy Pledge, & the Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty. Somerset has taken many steps towards sustainability & we are committed to being stewards of our environment.
More information on our sustainability efforts can be found on the Environment Committee page.