Concord, where Families come first
Housing costs among the most favorable in the Bay Area enable Concord businesses to attract and retain outstanding employees. The City of Concord encourages diverse housing developments to meet the community's needs. Concord's housing mix offers attractive, modestly-priced subdivisions to luxury executive housing, as well as a wide variety of apartments, including high-end rentals. Residents enjoy more space and amenities for the dollar.
Neighborhoods, parks and open space
Active neighborhood associations promote strong communities. The City partners with these organizations to provide responsive, effective services. Utilizing Community Oriented Government principles, Concord puts a "human face" on city government to help keep neighborhoods attractive and safe.
Residents also enjoy a network of 26 community and neighborhood parks totaling 379 acres. Many feature play areas with unique themes and special amenities ranging from trains to castles. More than 691 acres of open space provide the serenity of nature close to a dynamic urban environment.
Kid friendly programs
Concord places families first. Concord's child-friendly focus features such programs as:
• One of the area's largest youth swimming programs-from beginner to high-level competition
• Recreation After-School Program for middle school students-sports, field trips and homework help
• Recreation programs for developmentally disabled children and teens
• Camp Concord at Lake Tahoe-a vacation destination in the magnificent Sierra Nevada
• Concordfirst.org, an award-winning, interactive website keeps residents informed of all family programs & activities
A focus on public safety
Concord's Police Department practices Community Oriented Policing (COP) to promote police-community partnerships and proactive problem solving. Concord was selected as one of 23 COP demonstration centers in the country by the U.S. Department of Justice. The Police Department administers three Community Policing Districts with Field Office Service Centers in neighborhood shopping centers. Concord has successfully lowered its crime rate by 39% over the past eight years.
State-of-the-art health care
John Muir Medical Center Concord campus is a 254-bed acute care facility that serves Contra Costa and southern Solano counties. The medical center has long been recognized as a preeminent center for cancer care and cardiac care, including open heart surgery and interventional cardiology. Other areas of specialty include general surgery, orthopedic and neurology programs. Mt. Diablo Medical Center is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), a national surveyor of quality patient care.
For more information, contact Economic Development at 800-727-2254, 925-671-3355
John Montagh, Economic Development & Housing Manager
Robert Ramirez, Economic Development Specialist