Concord, California is a charming and amiable place to live, work and play. It is located 29 miles east of San Francisco, adjacent to beautiful Mount Diablo. The city encompasses 31.13 square miles, and has a population of 122,000. The climate of the greater Concord area varies throughout the year, with temperatures ranging from the mid 50s to high 80s during the summer, and the high 30s to mid 50s during winter. The city averages 19 inches of rainfall per year. Concord offers a variety of housing options - from apartments to executive homes. There are 25 community and neighborhood parks, totaling 379 acres and more than 691 acres of open space.
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Water service is provided by the Contra Costa Water District. For more information about service, call (925) 688-8044 or drop by their office at 1331 Concord Ave., Concord between 8 am and 5 pm, Monday through Friday.Visit their web site at http://www.ccwater.com/.
Garbage and Recycling
Every residence is required to have curbside garbage collection. The fees vary depending on the size and number of cans you have. Contact Mt. Diablo Resource Recovery at (925) 682-9113 to set up service.
Electricity and Gas
Pacific Gas and Electric Company provides electricity and gas service to Concord residences and businesses. Call 1-800-PGE-5000 to set up service. For more information, visit their web site at http://www.pge.com/
Phone, Cable and Internet
There are several options in this area:
The East Bay Times is the local daily paper. You can call (925) 933-1717 to subscribe or you can subscribe online. The local paper, the Concord Transcript, is delivered to Concord residents with the East Bay Times on Thursdays. There are some local monthly publications - The Concord Clayton Pioneer and the Diablo Gazette.