About Concord

Location and Climate

Concord, California is located 29 miles east of San Francisco, adjacent to beautiful Mt. Diablo. The city covers 31.13 square miles. With a 2010 census count of 122,067 residents, it is the largest city in Contra Costa County.

Concord provides ready access to San Francisco, Napa Valley, Silicon Valley and Sacramento. This convenient, central location, along with a temperate climate, allows residents to enjoy a wide variety of unique and scenic attractions within the immediate Bay Area as well as throughout Northern California.


Neighborhoods are important to the city's family-oriented lifestyle, which balances Concord's gracious early California heritage with vigorous, thoughtful development. Concord offers a range of housing options and prices, from apartments to executive residences. Quiet neighborhoods, numerous parks and large preserves of open space add to the quality of life for all residents.

Travel Distances (miles)
Oakland 22
San Francisco 29
Napa/Wine Country 32
San Jose/Silicon Valley 51
Sacramento 65
Carmel/Monterey 139
Yosemite National Park 144
Lake Tahoe/Reno, NV 205

Families First Campaign

In 2000, the City adopted the slogan "Concord, Where Families Come First" to bring attention to the many family-friendly events, activities, organizations and opportunities available in Concord. For more information, and to browse the Community Calendar, visit the www.concordfirst.org Web site.

Economy and Business Climate

A dynamic, high-rise business core, regional shopping centers and a vibrant, entertainment-driven downtown have created a strong, sustainable economy. A significant number of major corporations and technology-based companies have chosen to locate in Concord, citing a well-educated workforce, convenient location and employee amenities as driving factors. For more information, visit Economic Development page.

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