Concord is the largest city in Contra Costa County and offers a wide variety of housing, shopping and entertainment. Most notably on the entertainment spectrum is the Concord Pavilion, an amphitheater owned by the City of Concord. Open since 1975, it is a venue for many headliners as well as local community events and high school graduations.
It has been recognized as the “best place in California to raise a family,” and has also been awarded Tree City USA status (a special designation awarded by the Arbor Day Foundation) for 33 consecutive years. The city captures a winning combination of preservation of its early California heritage along with advances in its modern development. The historic Todos Santos Plaza is a well-utilized venue for festivals and concerts in the park. And Condé Naste Traveler magazine has identified Concord as one of the 10 best places in the world to retire.
Concord is proud of its neighborhoods, park system, shopping centers, business district and its preservation of open space. Locals and visitors alike enjoy all the Concord has to offer.