Living in Concord

As the largest city in Contra Costa County, Concord has much to offer, from housing choices, to shopping and recreational opportunities.

The community welcomes and supports families, from young newlyweds to retired couples, from single-parent households to multi-generational family units. In 2017, the Concord City Council passed an inclusive city resolution, affirming the City’s commitment to being a welcoming, inclusive, tolerant and supportive community for all. 

Concord has been recognized as the best place in California to raise a family, awarded Best Music Scene by the Livability website, and has been designated a Tree City USA for 33 consecutive years. The local lifestyle reflects a careful blending of the City’s early California heritage with modern development.

Town Amenities

This approach has resulted in the following amenities:

  • Convenient shopping centers
  • An excellent park system
  • An exciting downtown business core that radiates from historic Todos Santos Plaza
  • Harmonious community of quiet neighborhoods
  • Large preserves of open space
  • A modern high-rise business center