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A Guide to Concord, CA

A look at the City, Neighborhoods, Schools & More


Welcome to Concord

The city of Concord is located 22 miles northeast of Oakland and 29 miles northeast of San Francisco.  Concord offers an urban-suburban mix vibe and most people own their homes. The focal point of downtown Concord is Todos Santos Plaza, which encompasses an entire city block and is known for its popular farmer's market, free summer concerts, and a vast array of restaurants. Much of the area around Downtown Concord has been redeveloped in recent years, with new high-density apartment and condominium projects to take advantage of the proximity to public transportation.


As the largest city in Contra Costa County, Concord has much to offer, from housing choices to shopping and recreational opportunities. The local lifestyle reflects a careful blending of the City’s early California heritage with modern development. This approach has resulted in convenient shopping centers, an excellent park system, an exciting downtown business core that radiates from historic Todos Santos Plaza, a harmonious community of quiet neighborhoods, large preserves of open space, and a modern high-rise business center.


Concord has a Mediterranean climate and gets around 16 inches of rain per year with no snow. On average, Concord residents enjoy 263 sunny days per year with July highs around 88 degrees and January lows at around 35 degrees. The comfort index, which is based on humidity during the hot months, is 53 out of 100, where higher is more comfortable.


As of 2020, Concord is home to approximately 130,559 people.
Age distribution in Concord:

Total %
0-4 7,752 5.94
5-9 7,342 5.62
10-19 15,622 11.97
20-29 18,612 14.26
30-39 18,779 14.38
40-49 17,088 13.09
50-59 17,794 13.63
60-64 7,897 6.05
65+ 19,671 15.07

Total households in Concord:

Households 46,222
Families 31,794

The average household income in Concord is $89,091.

Concord CA Real Estate

Concord is a hot seller's market with more buyers than available homes. As of February 2021, the median list price of homes for sale in Concord CA is $639K, trending up 12.7% year-over-year. The median listing price per square foot is $419, and the median sale price of homes for sale in Concord  CA is $669K. Partner with REALTOR® - Glenn Allen for unmatched expertise in Concord CA real estate. Along with his professional team, Glenn will put his years of experience and local knowledge to work for you! Whether you are looking to buy a home in Concord or sell your existing property, Glenn offers the kind of personalized service you need and deserve. Feel free to contact Glenn directly at (925) 709-1000 or you can get in touch here.

Schools & Education

The Mount Diablo Unified School District provides 21st-century quality education to more than 30,000 students in transitional kindergarten through 12th grade and beyond. The City of Concord's Parks and Recreation Department offers a fully certified preschool program. The Concord Public Library is part of the Contra Costa County Library system and is located next to the Concord Civic Center at 2900 Salvio Street. The Friends of the Concord Library is an organization dedicated to improving library services in Concord. Through membership donations and Book Sale earnings, the League provides the library with books, tapes, magazines, and compact discs. There are also around 50 colleges and universities located within a 20-mile radius of Concord.


Concord is one of the Bay Area's leading commercial business centers. Some of the largest employers in Concord include Bank of America Technology Center, Mt. Diablo Unified School District, Chevron Credit Center, John Muir Medical Center - Concord Campus, Conco Cement, Costco, T-Mobile, Home Depot, Contra Costa Water District, BART, Concord BMW, PG&E, Lowe's, Concord Hilton, Sam's Club, Shaw Environmental, Anka Behavioral Health, Orchard Supply Hardware, Safeway Stores, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Waterworld USA and Future Ford, among others.

Concord economic data:

  Unemployment Rate 3.2%
  Recent Job Growth 1.4%
  Future Job Growth 35.8%
  Sales Taxes 8.8%
  Income Tax 8.0%
  Income per Capita $34,634
  Household Income $76,500
  Family Median Income $89,091

Public parks & Sport Facilities  

Area Hospitals/Medical Centers

Transportation and Commute Times

While Concord has a few decent transit options, the most common way to navigate the city is by car. As you can from the chart below, commute times vary depending on where you’re going and when you leave.

Concord CommuteDuration

The longer commute times are most likely attributed to people commuting outside of the city. Main thoroughfares in the city include Concord Avenue, Willow Pass Road, Concord Boulevard, Clayton Road, Monument Boulevard, Oak Grove Road, Ygnacio Valley Road, and Treat Boulevard. Concord is also served by Interstate 680 and state highways 4 and 242.

Public transportation:

The nearest major airports serving Concord: Oakland International Airport, with international and domestic flights from Oakland; and San Francisco International Airport, with international and domestic flights from San Francisco.

Concord CA Homes for Sale

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