Best Places to Live

Concord, CA

Population: 128,196
Submitted – Photography by Bob Sansoe

Football enthusiasts nationwide know about De La Salle High School in Concord, CA, thanks to the team's long-standing tradition of gridiron success. That success was especially impressive when the Spartans were compiling a national record 151-game winning streak from 1992-2005. The prior record was 72. De La Salle was named best team in the nation in 1994 by ESPN; then again in 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2003 by USA Today; and also in 1999 by National Sports News Service.

Concord, CA, also made our Top 10 Green Cities list.