Our Lifestyle
Located in the beautiful Laurel Highlands of Southwestern Pennsylvania, Somerset County offers the tranquility of a rural lifestyle complemented by many of the amenities of a metropolitan area. Know as the "Roof Garden of Pennsylvania," Somerset County offers residents and visitors downhill and cross country skiing, biking and hiking trails, white water adventure, state parks, art and craft festivals, and a variety of performing arts.

There are eleven school districts in the county including a technology center that offers employers a diverse base of trained personnel. Post-secondary education is available through local colleges and regional universities. Community health needs are addressed by three local hospitals that are supported by health care centers based in Pittsburgh.

Post-secondary education is available through a local community college and a variety of regional colleges and universities. These include several local community colleges including Alleghany College of Maryland and Penn Highlands Community College. Mount Aloysius College, Saint Francis College, and the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown represent colleges and universities within reasonable driving distance from Somerset County.

Community health needs are addressed by three local hospitals that are supported by health care centers based in Pittsburgh and Johnstown. These include the Somerset Hospital, Meyersdale Medical Center and the Windber Medical Center.

Two major east coast ski resorts make their home in Somerset County. Along with a system of state parks and game lands, and the Flight 93 National Memorial, Somerset County attracts millions of tourists and visitors annually. National and local retailers present personal shopping experiences throughout the county. Somerset County is located in the southwestern portion of Pennsylvania within a 500 mile radius of two-thirds of the country's population.

The Pennsylvania Turnpike (I-76) runs through the center of the county with an exit at Somerset (Exit 110), the county seat. An excellent network of federal (US routes 30, 40 and 219), state and local highways provide easy access to destinations within the county and connections outside.