A roughly 40-mile drive from San Francisco, the city of Concord is attracting a number of new residents. A primary reason for Concord's attractiveness: housing affordability. The city was recently ranked by U-Haul as the nation's top growth city for 2015. The moving company cited a steady stream of new arrivals to the city, roughly 7 percent more than in 2014. "Concord saw 57.2 percent of truck rental customers coming into the city as opposed to leaving," U-Haul reported, explaining its rankings are determined by the net gain of incoming one-way U-Haul truck rentals versus outgoing rentals for the past calendar year. Concord's single-family market booming The city is seeing an increase in new residents and some of these arrivals are impacting the single-family housing market i...
- Buyers that look for homes in nearby Walnut Creek usually end up purchasing in Concord.
- The city's median home price is still below $500,000.
- Just outside of Concord, the city of Clayton has been a hot housing market.