A residential neighborhood in the southwestern part of Calgary, Somerset can be found at the southern edge of the city – north from Spruce Meadows Trail and west of Macleod Trail. Established in 1995, this is a relatively new community as developments have continued to roll out in the years that followed and as they continue to do. A population just under 9,000 residents, the majority of these are in single family detached homes. The neighborhood was planned and built around the green space that occupies its’ middle. There are a multitude of open spaces, parks, and pathways that weave around this area as well as accommodating the Shawnessy Centre which is located at the far northeastern corner.
Public school students are assigned to attend Somerset elementary, Samuel W. Shaw junior high, and Centennial senior high school. These are all schools located either within the community of Somerset or in bordering neighborhoods. Catholic school students face an identical situation through their attendance at Mdgr. J.J. O’Brien elementary and junior high as well as Bishop O’Byrne senior high school.
MacLeod Trail is situated perpendicular to the downtown core and acts as a direct route to it from Somerset. Along the way, there are multiple shopping opportunities including the community’s own Shawnessy Centre. The Spruce Meadows equestrian facility is located immediately southwest of the neighborhood. Fish Creek Provincial Park is found only a few neighborhoods north as well. Its’ location allows a quick entry point to the downtown core while being far enough away from it to be able to explore the green space and rivers that occupy the encompassing land.
Despite being on the outer limits of the city, residents are well taken care of with multiple transportation options including over a dozen stops set up by Calgary Transit as well as through the C-Train LRT system with the Somerset-Bridlewood stop.
Somerset is one of only a few communities at the southern edge that are able to lay claim to these luxuries.
The neighborhood is quiet, beautiful in its’ wash of green spaces, and all the while remaining an integral part of Calgary.
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