City of Concord, CA
Concord is located in Contra Costa County in California. The median income is $65,850 and the median home value is $373,900. The unemployment rate is 11.70% compared to the 6.1% unemployment rate for the United States (as of August 2014). Workers commute an average of 29.9 minutes to work each day. The population is 70% White, 4% Black, 12% Asian. 0% of residents are of Hispanic or Latino origin. 14% identify as another race or ethnicity, or two or more races. For more on schools, business, and healthcare in Concord, see each of the tabs to the leftabove. Walkability can be a key driver of the overall livability of a community. Concord has a Walk Score® of 43.
Median Household Income$65,850
Median Home Price$373,900
Rocco Biale comes from a long line of Italian restaurateurs‚ so it’s no surprise he opened his own restaurant – Rocco’s Ristorante & Pizzeria – in Walnut Creek in 1999. “My family has been in the restaurant and bar business since the 1930s‚ and my dad and uncle both owned restaurants in San Francisco‚” Biale says. “After my dad and uncle passed away‚ I took a lifetime of knowledge and resources and decided to work for myself. It was in my blood.”
The Markham Regional Arboretum Society began in 1981 with a small group of people who loved gardens‚ and those dedicated plant lovers have turned 16 acres of land in Concord into a thriving arboretum. Future plans call for the addition of a rose garden‚ gazebo‚ herb garden and international garden. Visitors can stroll the paths at the arboretum‚ located at the south end of La Vista Avenue. The public can also purchase flowers and plants‚ including unusual varieties such as goldfish plants‚ dwarf papyrus‚ fountain butterfly bushes and shining tea trees.
Mount Diablo State Park boasts some of the best views in the San Francisco Bay area. “Our visitor center is really popular because it’s at the top of Mount Diablo’s 3‚849-foot summit and has the best views around‚” says Dan Stefanisko‚ supervising ranger at Mount Diablo State Park. “It also has a variety of displays‚ ranging from Native Americans to the animals you might see in the park.” Those animals include deer‚ coyote‚ raccoons‚ lizards‚ snakes‚ birds and even hairy tarantulas. But never fear – though the spiders look menacing‚ they rarely bite.
SchoolsIn Concord, California
The quality of a school district if often a top factor for parents considering where to live. Strong school systems attract new residents and help their cities prosper. See how Concord rates.
BusinessIn Concord, California
Being a great place to live and being a great place to work, often go hand-in-hand. Here’s what the business and employment climate is like in Concord.
HealthIn Concord, California
Access to quality hospitals, doctors and healthcare providers are just part of what make a healthy community. Here’s how to get and stay healthy in Concord.