Welcome to Concord
A dynamic Contra Costa gem with scenic mountain trails and exciting amusement parks
Concord’s thriving arts community and ever-changing personality foster a sense of adventure among its residents, enhanced by the surrounding bounty of NorCal nature — Mt. Diablo to the southeast, Suisun Bay to the north. It’s a growing town, quickly becoming one of the Bay Area’s most enviable towns.
The largest city in Contra Costa County, Concord was settled by Europeans in 1869 and incorporated in 1905. Today, Concord is an award-winning city that has been ranked by travel aficionados like Condé Nast as one of the top 10 best places in the world in which to retire.
Concord is incredibly affordable for potential homeowners and carries an excellent variety within its market. Architectural styles can range from immaculate, mid-century bungalows and ranches, to show-stopping new-builds that convey modern luxury.
What to Love
- Water Park fun at Six Flags Hurricane Harbor
- Steady calendar of community events and family-oriented activities
- Tons of nature without the loss of commercial convenience
Follow trailheads into the awe-inspiring Mt. Diablo foothills, take in the scenery during a historical walking tour Downtown, or sample the trove of epicurean delights — no matter your penchant, Concord has you covered. Diverse to its core, this city is one of warm welcomes and space to explore your own pursuits.
Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping
The sun-saturated streets of Downtown Concord are frequently bustling with happy residents and visitors spending time browsing the cafes and shops surrounding the verdant Todos Los Santos Plaza
. Here, diverse restaurants beckon, including those like The Old Spaghetti Factory
. This local favorite has perfected the art of blending family-friendly vibes and old-world beauty and has a menu replete with traditional Italian fare that’s unbelievably good.
Heading west, The Veranda
is a retail enthusiast's dream resting right off of I-680. A wide range of desirable, familiar retailers such as Barnes & Noble
, Old Navy
, and Whole Foods
have all taken up shop at The Veranda. Dining options are plentiful, too, and venues such as Yard House
are able to satiate the appetites of hungry shoppers.
Things to Do
Concord’s multitude of local events and covetable amenities keeps residents well-stocked in choices for entertainment. The city has not one, but two wonderful amusement parks: Pixieland Amusement Park
and Six Flags Water World
— also known as Hurricane Harbor. At the former, children are able to step into a world of pure fantasy and experience a lovely collection of storybook-themed rides. Six Flags Water World supplies thrills for all ages, from the exhilarating water slides to the challenge of swimming in the wave pool.
is the town’s revered live performance venue and is one of the premier outdoor amphitheaters in California. It hosts many of the biggest names in music, which in the past has included those like The Beach Boys, Stevie Nicks, Demi Lovato, 5 Seconds of Summer, and Kelly Clarkson.
The City of Concord produces a lively stream of local events to help keep residents engaged throughout the year and is most notable for its Music and Market Series
at Todos Los Santos Plaza. Another beloved occasion, the Bay Area KidFest
is a hit with families with its collection of kid-friendly concerts, rides, food courts, traveling attractions, and meet-and-greets with popular characters.
Concord is home to a number of excellent schools, as well as the Diablo Valley College — a highly rated community college offering a variety of programs. Other top educational opportunities include those within the Mt. Diablo Unified School District, such as:
- Walnut Acres Elementary School, K-5, highly rated public elementary school
- Foothills Middle School, 6-8, highly rated public middle school
- Northgate High School, 9-12, highly rated public high school