Welcome to the Official Site of The City of Somerville, TX
The City of Somerville is located in Central Texas, 80 miles N. of Houston, 65 miles E. of Austin, 25 miles W. of College Station (Home of Texas A&M University), 15 miles N. of Brenham ( Home of Blinn College and Blue Bell Ice Cream) and 16 S. of Caldwell. Somerville was formed in 1882 when Santa Fe Railroad established a major switching yard and railroad tie plant. Today Somerville is a major recreational resort nested between the Hill Country and Piney Woods
Looking for the perfect get-away that’s not too far away. Somerville offers motels, restaurants and shopping, all within minutes of the lake.
Beautiful scenic and unspoiled, Lake Somerville is 11,460 acres of water and camping recreation including fishing, boating, water jet skiing, sailing, camping, hiking, natural trail, equestrian and bike trails picnicking, hunting, sightseeing, day parks and scenic drives that are a favorite of motorcycle enthusiasts, bicyclist and our flock of winter Texans.
Located in Burleson County, Somerville offers low crime rates, great schools, a variety of civic and religious organizations and hometown community atmosphere.
Convenient to Texas A&M University, The Bush Library and Blinn College and a host of continuing education programs, residents enjoy the unrushed simple pleasures of rural living with the convenience of major medical centers, universities, colleges and shopping centers within twenty-five miles or less.
With an eye on the past and a finger on the pulse of progress, Somerville and Burleson County offer abundant opportunities for new business and growth. Leaders are moving forward through organizations such as the Burleson County Industrial Foundation, The Burleson County Chamber of Commerce and other organizations to support and encourage new and progressive commercial ventures. Whether you’re looking to open a Main Street shop or the next phase of your manufacturing plant we will work to help your business succeed.