Introduction to Somerset, Massachusetts
Somerset, Massachusetts, in Bristol county, is 4 miles N of Fall River, Massachusetts (center to center) and 40 miles S of Boston, Massachusetts. Part of the surrounding Providence - Fall River - Warwick metro area, Somerset is home to some 18,234 residents.
The town was settled in 1677 and incorporated in 1790. The name of this town was based upon an area in Boston called Somerset Square. It grew on to become a major shipping center and also became a vital coal port in 1872.
Somerset and nearby Attractions
- Coles River Family Fun Center
- Touisset Countyr Club
- Fall River Heritage State Park
- Freetown State Forest
- Marine Museum at Fall River
- Narrows Center for the Arts
Things To Do In Somerset
Somerset is a waterfront community which has facilities for all amenities that one could expect in a city. The parks and the waterfront are popular areas of recreations. The neighboring town of Fall River also offers numerous opportunities for recreational activities.
Air transportation is available from Boston Logan International
Somerset Higher Education
The local institution providing facilities for higher studies is Bristol Community College.