Concord, one of Contra Costa County's largest cities, is quickly becoming appealing to many, as it has much to offer.
Welcome to Concord
The perfect blend of rich history and modern progress in a lively city
Concord, one of Contra Costa County's largest cities, is quickly becoming appealing to many, as it has much to offer. Thanks to its convenient access to the Bay Area, the city is an excellent choice for those looking for a quieter neighborhood while still being close enough to reap the benefits of city life.
Residents are drawn to the quiet neighborhoods and the large, open green spaces. Concord is far from a sleepy town, though. The city boasts a vibrant downtown area at the historic Todos Santos Plaza and a business center with modern high-rises.
Concord was recently named America's “happiest city” by HouseFresh. For 33 years in a row, the city has also been named a Tree City USA area. It has 14 public playgrounds, including Matteo's Dream Playground, the city's largest and only playground where children who are unable to see, hear, or walk can safely play alongside their peers.
The Alves House, Barnett House, Beebe House, Foskett and Elworthy Building, Maltby Mansion, Old Cowell Fire House, and Keller House provide a sense of the city’s architectural style and heritage and are all designated as historic landmarks by the City of Concord.
What to Love
The Concord Farmers’ Market
Easy access to Mount Diablo's hiking trails
The 18-hole course at Diablo Creek Golf Course
Home to two BART stations and a municipal airport
Located 40 minutes south of Napa Valley
Whether you want to live in Concord for the easy and convenient commute to San Francisco or for the peace and quiet, there are numerous neighborhoods to choose from. The Concord Neighborhood Partnership Program is committed to protecting the city's high quality of living, bringing all neighborhoods together with fun and exciting community events.
Concord Valley is the largest neighborhood in Concord, while Diablo Creek Golf Course's region is the smallest. Colony Park is a quieter neighborhood near the Contra Costa Centre BART Station. Ellis Lake has mostly apartment complexes, while Todos Santos' real estate is largely single-family homes steeped in Spanish architecture. David Avenue, Babel Lane, and Oak Grove Road are just a few of Concord's most affluent neighborhoods.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
The Veranda, Concord’s premier shopping plaza, provides a wide range of popular brands, shops, and restaurants to satisfy residents’ shopping and dining needs.
During the winter months, Fountain Pavillion Park turns into an ice skating rink, offering fun for the whole family. However, families enjoy exciting thrills all year round at the Red Door Escape Room.
Doppio Zero is an upscale casual restaurant with Neapolitan pizza baked in a wood-fired oven and homemade pasta. The locale’s exhibition kitchen allows patrons to watch the pizza and pasta being made. Yard House has a fun environment with 100 beers on tap and a California-inspired menu. At Puesto, they make their tortillas from scratch with blue corn. Texas de Brazil is a churrascaria steakhouse with flame-grilled meats cut tableside.
Todos Santos Plaza has many festivals and events, including the German Oktoberfest, which features a beer tent, contests, food trucks, and live music. It also hosts the farmers' market, where you can shop from local vendors for fresh produce and artisan goods.
There are also numerous parks in the area, including John F. Baldwin Park, Brazil Quarry Park, Ellis Lake Park, Ygnacio Valley Park, Sun Terrace Neighborhood Park, and Concord Community Park.
Concord is home to many prestigious educational institutions, such as:
De La Salle High School, 8-12, top 20% of California's private schools, nationally acclaimed for its football, baseball, soccer, and community services, which inspired “When the Games Stand Tall”
Concord has 52,199 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Here’s what the people living in Concord do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.145,082 people call Concord home. The population density is 2,697.73 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Population DensityThis is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.
49.66 / 50.34%
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Schools in Concord, CA
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The following schools are within or nearby Concord. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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