Concord is Contra Costa's most populous city with thousands of white collar jobs in downtown. In 1994, rate by zero population growth as second best city in the state for raising children.

In 1992 California State University, Hayward opened a satellite campus on Ygnacio Valley Road. It offers upper division (Jr. and Sr.) classes and master's degree courses and through Diablo Valley College, is providing community college courses.

Concord is loaded with activities which include water slides, pools, 19 parks, 12 playgrounds, golf courses, community centers and fitness clubs.

Located in West Concord is the giant shopping mall, Sun Valley with such stores as Sears, Penny's, Macy's, Banana Republic, Williams Sonoma and much more. Other shopping areas include Willows Mall with REI, Old Navy, Comp USA, Trader Joe's, and restaurants!

Important Telephone Numbers
Cable TV (TCI Cablevision) (800) 870-5140
Chamber of Commerce (925) 685-1181
City of Concord (925) 671-3000
Fire Department (925) 930-5500
Garbage (Concord Disposal) (925) 682-9113
Gas and Electric (PG&E) (800) 743-5000
Police Department (925) 671-3232
Telephone (Pacific Bell) (800) 310-2355
Water (Contra Costa Water) (925) 688-8044
Mt. Diablo Unified School District
City Web site