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Somerset West, Oregon – A Community Overview 

Just Northwest of Portland, you’ll find the suburb of Somerset West, which was first developed back in the 1960s but is still under development today. There is new construction, as well as older homes that are being reimagined all over the community. Somerset is located in Washington County with roughly 580,000 people living in the area.

Since the community itself doesn’t have a significant presence online, we thought we would take this opportunity to fill you in on some of the interesting things about Somerset West and its unique location to Portland. Most of what you will need, as far as resources, can be found on the Washington County website.

The county handles things like animal services, public health issues, transit, libraries, and elections. There is also a list of events on their calendar which will help you get familiar with the community faster. Here are some additional resources that you may find helpful if you are moving to the Somerset West area.

Portland General Electric – This will take you to the website to start electricity service.


NW Natural – Follow this link to take you to set up gas services.


Tualatin Valley Water District – This will take you to set up water service.


Waste Management Northwest – This will take you to waste and recycle services.


Washington County Parks and Recreation – For upcoming events, kids camps, park news and more.

The median home price for the Somerset area is about $405,000 and growing significantly as a premier feeder suburb of Portland. Homeowners spend between $2000 and $3000 annually on property taxes.