The Somerville Lake real estate market is a beautiful, but lesser known, marketplace for lake property in Texas.
Somerville Lake is an 11,000-acre lake about halfway between Houston and Austin, northwest of Brenham, Texas. It is owned and maintained by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
The Baylor Scott & White Medical Center is 50 minutes away in Brenham. A little over an hour away is the Dan Jones International Airport in Cypress. Somerville High School and Elementary school are only 2,000 feet away from the water.
Somerville Lake is stocked with largemouth bass, hybrid striped bass, white bass, bluegill, catfish, white crappie, and black crappie.
Around the lake are four parks maintained by the Corps of Engineers: Rock Creek, Tegua Creek, Pecan Lake Park, and McCain Park.
On the northwest corner of the lake is Lake Somerville State Park where visitors can fish, camp, mountain bike, ride horses, watch birds, or hike. The park offers lake access as well as nearly 40 miles of trails, open to both hikers and bikers. Most of the trails are also open to horses. The campsites offered by the park include a variety of primitive, equestrian, and non-primitive options.
If Lake Sommerville residents want an escape from the quiet setting on the lakeside, they can travel 30 minutes to Brenham, Texas.
Brenham is the home of the Texas Arts and Music Festival, which showcases live music as well as world-renowned mural artists.
It is also home to the Burton Cotton Gin Festival, an all-day festival that’s fun for the entire family. The festival includes a parade followed by a classic car and tractor show, demonstrations, live music, shopping, family activities, and contests.
If you’re looking for a retreat from the hustle and bustle of city life, and want to find a quiet home on the lakeside, look to Lake Sommerville for your next lake home!