Somerset is a community in the South West area of Calgary.
Development began in the mid 1990's. The neighbourhood consists mainly of single family homes with some townhomes and multi-family homes.
Lots of green spaces, parks, playgrounds and bike paths can be found in this neighbourhood.
It is located on the southern edge of the west side of the city, just north east of Spruce Meadows. It is just south of the community of Shawnessy and divided by Highway 22X (Spruce Meadows Trail) to the south is Silverado. The neighbour to the west is Bridlewood, while the neighbour to the east, separated by McLeod Trail is Sundance.
Spruce Meadows is recognized around the world as a leading equestrian facility. However, it is much more than an equestrian centre and enjoyed by all who go there.
LRT (Light Rail Transit) station can be found on the east side of the community close to MacLeod Trail. This provides the reside ts with quick access to downtown.
Positioned on the east side of MacLeod Trail provides a quick route to most places in the city. As well being just north of Highway 22X (Spruce Meadows Trail) provides easy access to areas on the east/west spectrum of the city.
Shopping is conveniently located in the Community as well as the neighbouring community of Shawnessy ,along McLeod Trail, such as the Shoppes of Shawnessy, Shawnessy Centre and Shawnessy Village.
Schools are conveniently located in the community as well as the surrounding Neighbourhoods.
Calgary Board of Education:
150 Somerset Manor SW (In the community)
5 - 9 Samuel W. Shaw
115 Shannon Drive SW (Shawnessy)
Senior High Centennial
55 Sun Valley Blvd. SE (Sundance)
Calgary Catholic School District:
K-6 St. Gerard
1204 - 96th Avenue SW (Haysboro)
K-6 Blessed Mother Teresa
121 Midlake Blvd. SE (Midnapore)
K-6 Father Doucet
65 Shannon Drive SW (Shawnessy)
K-9 Msgr. J.J. O'Brien
99 Bridlewood Road SW (Bridlewood)
K-9 St. Matthew
416 - 83rd Avenue SE (Acadia)
K-9 St. Stephen
10910 Elbow Drive SW (Southwood)
7-9 St. Bonaventure
1710 Acadia Drive SE (Lake Bonavista)
Senior High Bishop O'Byrne
333 Shawville Blvd. SW (In the community)
Owner Occupied: 83 per cent
Hospital: South Health Campus, on Front Street SE, just off of Seton Blvd, east of Deerfoot Trail.
Vehicle Travel time to Downtown: 28 minutes
Vehicle Travel time to Airport: 35 minutes
Vehicle Travel time to Banff: 1 hour and 45 minutes