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Overview of Concord

Located about 29 miles east of San Francisco, Concord is home to more than 122,000 residents. The area provides quick access to Napa Valley, Sacramento and Silicon Valley, and features a temperate climate within the Bay Area. Concord encompasses roughly 31 square miles, which makes it the largest city in Contra Costa County.

Concord is a popular spot for many newcomers to the Golden State, as it commonly considered to be a family-oriented community. In fact, the city's slogan "Concord, Where Families Come First" has helped bring attention to its many family-friendly activities, events and organization. When people pursue Concord apartments for rent, they often find a quiet, peaceful place to settle down.

Living in Concord, CA

The city that is presently known as Concord was once home to the Chupcan Indians, the first inhabitants of the valley. In 1722, Spanish explorers entered the area, but failed to settle into the valley over the next 50 to 60 years. However, their influence is still felt in the city today, as Concord has farms, orchards and ranches that serve as a reminder to its past.

Concord features a diverse mix of residents who have helped the city develop a consistently stable economy. People who seek out rentals in Concord will be part of a community that contains parks and nature preserves, which help add to the quality of life in the area. Additionally, residents can appreciate the open space the city provides, as it allows them to enjoy time with friends and family outdoors.

Concord Work and Study

Concord is part of the Mount Diablo Unified School District, which features a student population that exceeds 36,000. The district has more than 2,000 certificated professionals to help pupils reach new educational heights, and has a wide range of enrollment diversity.

Since Concord is less than 30 miles from San Francisco, many people travel to the Bay Area to pursue higher education opportunities. San Francisco State University remains one of the best educational institutions in the area, and has served the community since 1899.

Rentals in Concord, CA and Cost of Living

Residents might find apartments near Concord are more expensive than units in other areas. However, locals could also discover that they could earn a higher average income living in Concord, as they may be able to avoid some of the high costs of living in a city like Sacramento or San Francisco.

City-Data.com notes that the average median household income exceeded the state's average in 2009. Additionally, gross monthly rent in Concord was around $1,200 in the same time frame. While there is an ample inventory of apartments for rent in Concord, California, make sure to review budgetary expenses before relocating to the city.

Concord Attractions and Special Events

Attractions and events help draw patrons that are usually around the median age of Concord residents, which is 37 years old. Baseball fans can enjoy a trip to AT&T Park or The Coliseum, the respective homes of Major League Baseball's San Francisco Giants and Oakland Athletics. Meanwhile, the Concord Skatepark and Pixieland Amusement Park are just a few of the attractions that cater to younger audiences in the area.

Residents can visit local vineyards, as the city remains close to Napa Valley. The Sterling Albert Winery is a local option for fine wine, as it features wine varieties produced on the east side of the northern portion of the Mount Diablo mountain range in Contra Costa County. Enjoy fine dining, wine tastings and more when visiting this scenic area of the Golden State.

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