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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Somerset.

This page contains six sections:

Around Somerset ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Seattle. It lies just west of Somerset. Seattle has a population of 725,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Tacoma. It is located about 25 miles [40 km] to the southwest of Somerset and has a population of 213,000 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Somerset and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Auburn   [Map]   80,776   S   18 miles [29 km]
Bellevue   [Map]   144,444   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Burien   [Map]   51,671   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Everett   [Map]   110,079   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
Federal Way   [Map]   96,690   SW   18 miles [29 km]
Kent   [Map]   128,458   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
Kirkland   [Map]   88,630   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Lacey   [Map]   49,748   SW   47 miles [75.6 km]
Lakewood   [Map]   60,296   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Marysville   [Map]   68,864   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
Olympia   [Map]   51,609   SW   50 miles [80.5 km]
Redmond   [Map]   64,291   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
Renton   [Map]   101,379   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Sammamish   [Map]   64,548   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Shoreline   [Map]   56,189   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Beaux Arts Village   [Map]   326   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Clyde Hill   [Map]   3,318   NW   5 miles [8 km]
Columbia City   [Map]   ---   W   5 miles [8 km]
East Renton Highlands   [Map]   ---   S   5 miles [8 km]
Eastgate   [Map]   ---   NE   Less than 2 miles
Issaquah   [Map]   37,487   E   5 miles [8 km]
Medina   [Map]   3,267   NW   5 miles [8 km]
Mercer Island Town   [Map]   ---   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
Mercer Island   [Map]   25,261   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
Newcastle   [Map]   11,681   S   Less than 2 miles
Newport Hills   [Map]   ---   SW   Less than 2 miles
Norwood Village   [Map]   ---   N   Less than 2 miles
Pine Lake   [Map]   ---   E   5 miles [8 km]
Sunset Village   [Map]   ---   NE   Less than 2 miles
West Lake Sammamish   [Map]   ---   E   2 miles [3.2 km]

For more communities neighboring Somerset, please visit our County-by-County Page for Somerset.

King County ...

Somerset is located in King County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of King County: Chelan, Kittitas, Pierce & Snohomish. The western boundary of the county is on Pudget Sound.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Somerset ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for Somerset.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Somerset.

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Somerset. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Somerset. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights to see and places to visit:

For the State of Washington

    Washington Tourism
    Parks for Washington

    Fishing in Washington
    Hunting in Washington


National Park Service (NPS) sites in Washington

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Washington

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in Washington

Airports Near Somerset ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Somerset.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Renton Muni.(ICAO: KRNT)   [Map]   RNT   SSW   5 miles [8 km]
King County Intl. (BFI/KBFI)   [Map]   BFI   WSW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Boeing Fld.    [Map]   ---   WSW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Seattle - Tacoma Intl. (SEA/KSEA)   [Map]   SEA   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Vashon Muni.   [Map]   2S1   WSW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Auburn Muni.    [Map]   S50   SSW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Harvey Fld.    [Map]   S43   N   23 miles [37 km]
Snohomish Co. Airport (PAE/KPAE)   [Map]   PAE   NNW   24 miles [38.6 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would be a better fit to our travel plans.<5> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to Somerset.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Somerset. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
King County Intl. (BFI/KBFI)   [Map]   BFI   WSW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Seattle - Tacoma Intl. (SEA/KSEA)   [Map]   SEA   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Snohomish Co. Airport (PAE/KPAE)   [Map]   PAE   NNW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Friday Hbr. Airport (FRD/KFHR)   [Map]   FHR   NNW   77 miles [123.9 km]
Bellingham Intl. (BLI/KBLI)   [Map]   BLI   N   86 miles [138.4 km]
Orcas Island Airport (ESD/KORS)   [Map]   ORS   NNW   86 miles [138.4 km]
Pangborn Meml. (EAT/KEAT)   [Map]   EAT   E   91 miles [146.5 km]
Abbotsford Intl. (YXX/CYXX)   [Map]   CYXX   N   101 miles [162.5 km]
Yakima Air Terminal Airport (YKM/KYKM)   [Map]   YKM   SE   102 miles [164.2 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Renton Muni.(ICAO: KRNT)   [Map]   RNT   SSW   5 miles [8 km]
Boeing Fld.    [Map]   ---   WSW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Vashon Muni.   [Map]   2S1   WSW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Auburn Muni.    [Map]   S50   SSW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Harvey Fld.    [Map]   S43   N   23 miles [37 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

King County Intl.   (BFI/KBFI)   [Map]
        Website for King County International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Seattle - Tacoma Intl.   (SEA/KSEA)   [Map]
        Website for Seattle - Tacoma International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Pangborn Meml.   (EAT/KEAT)   [Map]
        Website for Pangborn Memorial Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Abbotsford Intl.   (YXX/CYXX)   [Map]
        Website for Abbotsford International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Yakima Air Terminal Airport   (YKM/KYKM)   [Map]
        Website for Yakima Air Terminal Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Renton Muni.   (ICAO: KRNT)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Bremerton National Airport   (PWT/KPWT)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Victoria Intl.   (YYJ/CYYJ)   [Map]
        Website for Victoria International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tacoma Narrows Airport   (ICAO: KTIW)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Pierce Co. Airport - Thun Fld.   (ICAO: KPLU)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Vancouver Intl.   (YVR/CYVR)   [Map]
        Website for Vancouver International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Portland Intl.   (PDX/KPDX)   [Map]
        Website for Portland International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Kelowna Intl.   (YLW/CYLW)   [Map]
        Website for Kelowna International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Snohomish Co. Airport   (PAE/KPAE)   [Map]
        Website for Snohomish County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Friday Hbr. Airport   (FRD/KFHR)   [Map]
        Website for Friday Harbor Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Bellingham Intl.   (BLI/KBLI)   [Map]
        Website for Bellingham International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Orcas Island Airport   (ESD/KORS)   [Map]
        Website for Orcas Island Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



The Communities of Washington

About King County

About Washington

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Somerset. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for King County: www.metrokc.gov/

The official website for State of Washington: www.access.wa.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Somerset.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting in Somerset. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Somerset) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Somerset. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.5654, Longitude: -122.1568     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Somerset have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>On an airport-by-airport basis, an NFDC report typically includes a description of airport operations, contacts, the runway(s), and radio, navigation & weather frequencies. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the purpose of collecting, validating and disseminating information about airports.

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<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Somerset), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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