As the largest Contra Costa County city, Concord, CA has 122 067 residents. Salvio Pacheco founded the community as Todos Santos (All Saints) in 1869, however, just a few months later it was renamed as Concord. The city is an important center of the San Francisco Bay Area, and located just 50 km (31 miles) east of San Francisco.
The density of the population is approximately 4 000 people per square mile, and is composed of 64.5% Whites, 11% Asian, 3.6% African American, 4.4% Filipino, 2.4% Chinese, 1.3% Indian, 0.7% Native American, 0.7% Vietnamese, 0.6% Japanese, 0.6% Korean, 1.2% Other.
The main downtown attraction of Concord is the Todos Santos Plaza. Encompassing an entire city block, this area is most famous for its free summer concerts, large farmers market, and the multitude of fabulous restaurants scattered around the perimeter. The city is also notable for its wine and walnut-producing agriculture.
The weather in Concord is generally quite warm and dry. The area receives an average of less than 20 inches of precipitation, falling in less than 3 months per year, and the average temperature is around 87 A?A?A?A?A?A?A?A?F (31 A?A?A?A?A?A?A?A?C). However, it is not unusual for the area to see temperatures over 90 A?A?A?A?A?A?A?A?F (32.2 A?A?A?A?A?A?A?A?C), and as low as 32 A?A?A?A?A?A?A?A?F (0 A?A?A?A?A?A?A?A?C).
The Miwok people originally inhabited the valleys north of Mount Diablo. Here they hunted for elk and fished in the many fresh water streams flowing down from the mountains. Spanish explorers began crossing the area in 1772, but didn't settle. It wasn't until Salvio Pacheco was granted the Rancho Monte del Diablo Mexican land grant in 1834 that the area became settled and a town developed. The nearby town of Pacheco still holds his name.
Many of the early residents came to Concord on the urging of Pacheco in 1869. The town of Pacheco was devastated by fires and floods, crippling the booming economy. Relocating to Concord was the obvious choice. The city wasn't officially incorporated until February 5, 1905, even though it already had a post office since 1872.
Due to its close proximity to San Francisco and other large California cities, Concord doesn't have many institutions for higher education. However, the California State University does have one campus located in Concord.
Much of the neighborhoods surrounding the downtown area have recently been updated and refurbished with new high-capacity apartment buildings and condominium developments. These improvements came about in an effort to take advantage of the public transportation system, and the vibrant parks surrounding the area. In spite of these improvements, crime and homelessness remain serious issues for the downtown sector.
North and East of the downtown area you find the older residential sector, with many of the fabulous homes dating from the early 1900s. The far northern section of town is primarily occupied by industrial buildings, while the southeastern section is primarily residential homes, developed during the 1960s and 1970s. The neighborhood know as Four Corners - near Oak Grove, located in the southwest part of town, is primarily inhabited by Latino families.
Other neighborhoods include David Ave and Bancroft Rd, Cowell, and Pine Hollow, all of which are rated as having the best public schools, now crime rates, and large owner occupied homes. The average price for all housing units combined is just over half a million. Vacancy rates are very low - below 2 % - so residents often find the need for storage units. When homes become overcrowded, and selling or disposing of valuable possessions is not an option, a safe and secure storage unit is the answer.
Brian Shreckengast is a writer at Self Storage Deals.
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