My family built a house in 2003 when Somersett was first being developed. I was 15 and finished out my high school years there. At that time I am sure I didn't appreciate the availability of the championship golf course, the community, and convenience of the town center. I then moved away for college, did all the typical career, soul, relationship, existential searching of my 20's and have since moved back to Somersett almost 15 years after leaving. I bought my own place one roundabout away from our childhood home. Starting my own family here is exciting and seeing the same community through a new lens has been an adventure.
In these 15 years Reno has grown and Somersett along with it. The last 2 housing developments are currently underway (Check out Cliffs by Toll Brothers and Brae Retreat by Desert Wind Homes) in Somersett and before long it will be completely built out. For housing stats in Somersett over the past 7 years check out
Del Webb, the 55+ community within Somersett was completed in 2017 with almost 1,200 homes. Del Webb offers the Aspen Lodge, a fitness center, indoor pool, plenty of game rooms and a gorgeous patio with a view of the mountains. There's 2 entrances to Somersett, one is from the Robb Drive exit from interstate 80 to Sharlands Ave and the other is from the Verdi (pronounced Verd-eye not Verd-ee) exit also from interstate 80. The Verdi exit is the most convenient entrance to the Del Webb section of Somersett. The Robb drive entrance is most convenient for going to the Club at Towncenter and restaurants (Peavine Taphouse, Sakana Sushi, Gambi's). There's also the clubhouse that was built in 2017 with the Sunset Grille offering a delicious menu and is open to the public. Recently the country club has also opened "The Bunker," a bar and restaurant right next to the Sunset Grille for a more casual stop and quick bite.
Somersett is not a gated community BUT within Somersett there are gated sections. There's currently approximately 2,300 houses completed with a total of 2,600 home sites. The country club in Somersett is not included in the HOA fees but you do have access to a par 3 golf course as a resident of Somersett. Additionally, residents of Somersett can use the back side of the driving range to dial in their golf game, or in my case learn just enough to finish a whole round without losing too many golf balls. To join the country club you do not have to live in Somersett. The 18 hole championship golf course was designed by Tom Kite and although I am not a golfer YET, the word on the street is this course is one of the most difficult in town and is known as a players course. Somersett has been fortunate to have Stuart Smith, the Director of Golf and PGA  professional for over 10 years and runs THE best youth golf programs in the state of Nevada.
In the year that I have been back, I have noticed there are a ton of community events offered here and the HOA board seems very committed to bringing the community together and making Somersett the best it can be. They've recently sent residents surveys to find out how the town center can be improved, what additional businesses people would like to see offered as well as emphasis on supporting a local business to occupy the office spaces they have available.
Lastly, it would be remiss to talk about Somersett and not include the spectacular sunsets. Check out a couple photos taken from my parents backyard by Bonnie Hughes.
A Second Generation Somersettian & Residential Realtor
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