Concord, California is the largest city in Contra Costa County and one of the largest cities in the East Bay. It’s located about 29 miles east of San Francisco, but with easy BART access, commuters find Concord an easy place to live, and possibly save a little money.
Unlike much of the Bay Area, Concord is completely landlocked. They are several miles from the East Bay and even further from the Pacific Ocean. Pleasant Hill, Walnut Creek, Pittsburg and Clayton surround it.
Because Concord is away from the water, summers tend to be warmer. It’s perfect for people who like dry, warm weather. Highs in July and August are generally around 90 degrees, with lows in the high 50s. It also tends to be a bit cooler than much of the Bay Area in the winter, with December highs around 57 degrees and lows in the low 40s. Like the rest of the Bay Area, Concord has almost no rain in the summer.
Although easy BART access has made Concord mostly a bedroom community, there are some companies who have moved their headquarters to the city. Round Table Pizza is headquartered there. They also have a number of retail options.
Shoppers enjoy what used to be one of the largest malls in the country, Sunvalley Mall. Concord’s farmer’s market is famous throughout the Bay Area, with free concerts, a large selection of vendors and several restaurants nearby.
At just below $500,000, the average price of real estate in Concord is a bit more affordable than much of the Bay Area, which averages over $600,000.
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