Concord, NC


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Concord, NC

About Concord, NC

Concord, North Carolina is a vibrant city located near Charlotte. Home to a range of attractions and activities from shopping, dining, and entertainment to outdoor recreation such as hiking, camping, fishing and golfing - Concord has something for everyone. With a rich history and culture, there are many historical sites to visit here including the Historic Cabarrus County Courthouse and the Rocky River Presbyterian Church. Whether you're looking for entertainment or adventure through nature - Concord is the place for you! Mid-sized city complex - Southwest North Carolina along Catawba River near South Carolina border.

Location Details

Zip Codes: 28027 28025
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Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 769 ft above sea level
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Charlotte is a modern urban and financial center grown up dramatically from its previous agricultural and regional banking roots. Today the city is reputedly the headquarters for more banks than any city outside New York, and is the home to such financial heavyweights as BankAmerica and Wachovia, as well as Lowe’s (home improvement retail) and specialty steel maker Nucor. A diverse commercial and industrial economy has developed around the financial industry. Downtown is a mix of contemporary skyscraper architecture and a number of well-preserved 19th-century neighborhoods.

Charlotte isn’t a world-class entertainment center – yet -- but the city has a good collection of museums, shopping options, and especially sports teams. The city is home to the Carolina Panthers NFL team and was able to defy sports tradition by actually replacing a professional sports franchise it lost, the Charlotte Hornets NBA team (now the Bobcats). There is an active NASCAR racing circuit in the area, centered in the otherwise ordinary Concord 20 miles northeast. The city has modern transportation amenities and even a few direct flights to Europe. Growth-related urban sprawl and related traffic problems are moderate to severe.

Most attractive neighborhoods lie to the south towards the I-485 beltway, with attractive Southern-style homes cut into wooded lots, many on golf courses, being a common find. Gastonia, 20 miles west, returns to the old South, with decrepit old mills and a largely failed downtown area. Although climate, low costs, and familiar jobs make the he area is a favorite for Northeast migrants, the Charlotte area blends the New South with southern-style friendliness, and it has its share of “new south workaholics. These migrations have dramatically increased the area’s diversity and reputation as a cosmopolitan center.

This city complex sits in the Carolina Piedmont, a transitional area of rolling country between the mountains to the west and the Coastal Plain to the east. The mountains to the northwest moderate winter temperatures by blocking and warming cold northwest winds. The ocean is too far away to cool summer temperatures but does supply some warmth in winter. Summers are warm, with days over 90 degrees, while winters are cool. Temperatures fall as low as freezing about 1 in 2 winter days. Winter weather is changeable, with occasional cold periods, but extreme cold is rare. Snow and snow accumulation are infrequent. Late summer and fall hurricanes can produce substantial rainfall but seldom damaging winds.

Concord Cost of Living
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Diverse economy, educated population, and entertainment make Concord a great place to live.

$345,000
+2.0% higher than avg
$78,775
+12.4% higher than avg
$980 /mo
Monthly rent (2br)
-17.1% lower than avg
Concord Crime
38.4 / 100
Crime is ranked on a scale of 1 (low) to 100 (high). US average: 35.4
Minimum annual income
To live comfortably in Concord, North Carolina
$66,240
for a family
$43,600
for a single person
Pros & Cons of Concord
   Diverse economy
Crime rates
   Educated population
Growth and sprawl
   Entertainment
Long commutes
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I am looking to relocate due to a new job offer in north Carolina. Ive narrowed my search of cities down to Concord. Some of my concerns coming from California is how is  More

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I recently just moved to Concord, NC from long island. The people are more than polite. The Weather is amazing and the cost of living is reasonable and affordable. I  More

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Over 13 years ago

North Carolina Is very boring. If you want to move to a small town with alot of nice people concord is not the place. Im dying to get out of NC because people are moving  More

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