A population of more than 122,000 makes Concord the largest city in Contra Costa County—and the eighth larest city in the San Francisco Bay Area.
With a history that dates back to its founding in 1869, the Concord of today is a major East Bay suburb with an impressive list of community awards. Concord has been named as the best place in California to raise a family and has been designated a Tree City USA for 33 consecutive years.
Concord has succeeded in blending its early Calfornia heritage with modern development. As a result, its residents enjoy quiet neighborhoods, a well-supported parks network, convenient shopping, a high-rise business center, abundant open space and a vibrant downtown business core centered on the historic Todos Santos Plaza.
Concord familes are served by the Mount Diablo Unified School District
, one of the largest school districts in the state. Schools in Concord include Mountain View Elementary, El Dorado Middle School, a d Concord High School.
What We Like About Concord
- There is a lot to do here, from the Live Nation venue and the Concord Pavilion to the adorable Pixi Playland Amusement Part and waterslides in the center of town.
- Dedicated in 1869 by Concord’s pioneer founders, Todos Santos Plaza is the primary community gathering place and a site for concerts, a popular farmers market and festivals.
- The Todos Santos Music and Market concert series has been going strong for 30 years. The festival combines evening live performances that follow farmers market days on Tuesday and Thursdays.