Concord was the nation’s top growth city last year, says U-Haul

City recently cited as the top U.S. growth city by U-Haul
  • 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.

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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 in Contra Costa County's largest city. According to Renee White, an agent with Keller Williams Realty, most buyers that have recently moved to Concord first started their home search in nearby Walnu...