About Somerset, California
Somerset, a quaint community in El Dorado County, California, is nestled in the picturesque Sierra Nevada foothills. Known for its rural charm, historic character, and scenic landscapes, Somerset offers residents a tranquil lifestyle away from the hustle and bustle of urban centers.
Originally settled during the Gold Rush era, Somerset has evolved into a residential area surrounded by rolling hills, vineyards, and oak trees. The region’s natural beauty provides a peaceful backdrop for outdoor activities such as hiking, horseback riding, and exploring nearby parks and trails.
Vineyards and wineries dot the countryside, contributing to Somerset’s association with the local wine industry. Residents and visitors can enjoy wine tasting and scenic views of the vine-covered hills, making it a delightful destination for wine enthusiasts. According to the 2024 census, it has a population of 3,260.