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138 Apartments for rent in Concord, CA

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Modera
1704 Clayton Rd , Concord, CA
Ellis Lake
1 Bedroom
$1,995
675 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,195
825 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 01:01 AM
Walk across the street to Ellis Lake or make the short drive to Point Edith Wildlife Area or Mt. Diablo. Covered parking, resident pool and on-site laundry facilities.
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177 Units Available
Renaissance Square
1905 Concord Blvd , Concord, CA
Downtown Concord
Studio
$2,128
571 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,359
887 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,889
1209 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 12:46 AM
Enjoy full-service living in a community at the heart of downtown Concord. Pool, spa, clubhouse, conference room and fitness center on site. Units contain granite counters, high ceilings and thick carpeting.
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1 Unit Available
Diablo View
4265 Clayton Rd
Concord, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,930
649 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 24 at 12:06 AM
Sitting at the foot of Mount Diablo, this beautiful complex is near BART and the post office. Offering 1- and 2-bedroom units, the community features lush landscaping, large floor plans and more.
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3 Units Available
Mountain View
1220 Monument Blvd
Concord, CA
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,635
570 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 12:46 AM
Convenient for commuters, just minutes from I-680. Residents enjoy units with walk-in closets, air conditioning, and ceiling fans. Community offers 24-hour maintenance, hot tub, pool, and parking.
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2 Units Available
Lime Ridge
3278 Tioga Rd
Concord, CA
2 Bedrooms
$2,500
985 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 24 at 12:46 AM
Elegant homes with modern kitchens and top-quality finishes. Community highlights include a pool and creekside trail. Shop at nearby Sunvalley Mall and dine in downtown Concord. Easy access to I-680.
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5 Units Available
Crossroads
5378 Clayton Rd , Concord, CA
Clayton Valley
1 Bedroom
$1,875
625 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,380
839 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 12:46 AM
Recently renovated apartment homes with one- and two-bedroom floor plans. Units are filled with first-class features like ceiling fans, private patio/balcony and track lighting. Pet-friendly!
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3 Units Available
Mendocino
1521 Mendocino Drive
Concord, CA
2 Bedrooms
$2,050
800 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 12:44 AM
Welcome to your new home at Mendocino Apartments in Concord, CA! Nestled in the heart of Concord, Mendocino Apartments offers all the rewards and comforts of high-class living.
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1 Unit Available
St. Moritz Apartments
1501 Detroit Ave , Concord, CA
Ellis Lake
1 Bedroom
$1,895
812 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 24 at 12:05 AM
This modern community offers a great location near the BART, freeways and shopping centers. Homes offer full kitchens with electric stoves and a patio or balcony. On-site pool and ample parking available. On-site laundry.
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6 Units Available
Elysian
1070 San Miguel Rd
Concord, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,825
720 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,375
1051 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 11:42 PM
Welcome home to Elysian! Stay close to it all in our 120-unit, garden-style apartment community located in Concord, California - just northeast of San Francisco and Oakland. From its quiet, tranquil setting with stunning views of Mt.
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42 Units Available
Palm Lake
780 Oak Grove Rd
Concord, CA
Studio
$1,775
509 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,850
624 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,220
933 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 11:41 PM
We are temporarily ceasing in-person tours with prospective residents. Virtual tours are available.
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4 Units Available
Adobe Lake
1530 Ellis St , Concord, CA
Ellis Lake
1 Bedroom
$1,695
572 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,020
784 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 11:41 PM
Offering lake views and beautiful, green grounds, this development is close to downtown and the luxury of local shopping and dining. Amenities include open floor plans, storage space, and new kitchens.
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6 Units Available
Lakeshore
1530 Ellis St , Concord, CA
Ellis Lake
1 Bedroom
$1,695
635 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,920
980 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 11:41 PM
Minutes from downtown Concord, these air-conditioned apartment homes feature pools, lush landscaping, laundry centers and quiet courtyards. The studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments boast spacious floor plans.
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3 Units Available
St Moritz
1531 Detroit Ave , Concord, CA
Ellis Lake
1 Bedroom
$2,075
737 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 23 at 11:41 PM
Located in the heart of Concord. Beautiful units feature spacious one- and two-bedroom floor plans and proximity to BART. Amenities include large closets, fully-equipped kitchens, dishwashers, disposals and electric stoves.
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3 Units Available
Palace Apartment Homes
1731 Pine St , Concord, CA
Ellis Lake
1 Bedroom
$1,895
830 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 23 at 11:41 PM
Minutes away from downtown Concord, these cable-ready homes feature fully equipped kitchens, fireplaces, and tiled floors. Residents enjoy access to a swimming pool and on-site laundry, among other amenities.
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5 Units Available
Laguna Ellis
1776 Laguna St , Concord, CA
Ellis Lake
1 Bedroom
$1,695
638 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 23 at 11:41 PM
Half a mile from Concord BART Station, these newly renovated homes feature large closets, private patios, and state-of-the-art kitchens. The gated community has a sparkling pool and on-site laundry, among other amenities.
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6 Units Available
City Walk
1688 Clayton Rd , Concord, CA
Ellis Lake
1 Bedroom
$1,670
600 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 23 at 11:41 PM
Just off highway 242, this beautiful development offers a series of unique amenities. Attractions include new carpet, walking access to the BART station, two onsite pools, and public laundry rooms.
Verified
4 Units Available
Broadway Towers
1601 Broadway St , Concord, CA
Downtown Concord
1 Bedroom
$1,795
513 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,095
850 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 11:41 PM
Situated just off of 242 and Market Street, these units are comfortable and affordable. Amenities include garbage disposals, on-site laundry, patios and balconies, refrigerators, and ceiling fans.
Verified
1 Unit Available
Amador Heights
1880 Laguna St , Concord, CA
Ellis Lake
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$2,045
801 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 11:41 PM
Homes with plush carpeting and modern kitchens that feature built-in microwaves. Community amenities include on-site laundry and a swimming pool. Close to highways 237 and 880, and Concord BART station.
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Sequoyah Apartments
1741 Detroit Ave , Concord, CA
Ellis Lake
1 Bedroom
$1,695
650 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,920
840 sqft
Last updated September 17 at 09:06 PM
Located in central Concord, this apartment complex offers a series of unique amenities. These include dark awnings, new interiors, new carpet in each unit, new appliances, ceramic tile, air conditioning and ceiling fans.
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Sequoyah II Apartments
1711 Detroit Ave , Concord, CA
Ellis Lake
1 Bedroom
$1,500
2 Bedrooms
$1,725
Last updated April 2 at 10:53 PM
Recently renovated and centrally located, this complex is comfortable and approachable. Amenities include new carpet, bathtubs, ranges, ovens, refrigerators and ample storage in each unit.
1 Unit Available
1198 Stonecrest Ln
1198 Stonecrest Ln
Concord, CA
4 Bedrooms
$4,250
2685 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 12:55 AM
Amir Aliloupour - 925-876-0255 - Elegant and hard to find 4 bedroom, 3.5 full bath two story home built in 2015 with 2,733 sqft living space and 10,019 sqft lot size. Located on a very quiet cul-de-sac.
1 Unit Available
1221 Pine Creek Way
1221 Pinecreek Way
Concord, CA
3 Bedrooms
$3,200
1240 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 12:55 AM
Najib Zafari - Agt: 925-2097685 - This beautiful two story townhouse has 3 bed, 1.5 bath, and has new paint throughout the property. It is ready for move in!
1 Unit Available
3544 Wren Ave
3544 Wren Avenue
Concord, CA
4 Bedrooms
$3,950
2232 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 12:55 AM
Emanuel Sakkis - Agt: 925-3890835 - Rare Rental Built in 2017! Very private location up private driveway on large flat lot. Walk to Wren Ave Elementary School down the street. AVAILABLE TO SHOW AS OF 8/21. Tenants still in home please do not disturb.
1 Unit Available
4893 CHEROKEE DRIVE
4893 Cherokee Drive
Concord, CA
3 Bedrooms
$3,050
1313 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 12:55 AM
CATHIE MARPLES - 925-634-8040 - CLEAN AS A PIN! CHARMER RANCHER ON LARGE LOT WITH POOL! REMODELED KITCHEN BRIGHT AND AIRY! PRIME NEIGHBORHOOD! GARDENER AND POOL SERVICE INCLUDED!
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In Concord, the median rent is $1,972 for a studio, $2,423 for a 1-bedroom, $3,044 for a 2-bedroom, and $4,096 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Concord, check out our monthly Concord Rent Report.
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In Concord, the median rent is $1,972 for a studio, $2,423 for a 1-bedroom, $3,044 for a 2-bedroom, and $4,096 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Concord, check out our monthly Concord Rent Report.
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Median Rent in Concord

Last updated Aug. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Concord is $2,423, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $3,044.
Studio
$1,972
1 Bed
$2,423
2 Beds
$3,044
3+ Beds
$4,096
City GuideConcord
It’s no small wonder that Concord doesn’t get many props in northern California these days. Situated thirty miles outside of San Francisco, twenty or so from Oakland, and about an hour’s trek from Silicon Valley and Sacramento, the city has always been – and probably always will be – overshadowed by its more celebrated neighbors. Not by you, though, and not by us. Interested in finding a place to call your own in the crown jewel of Contra Costa County? Well, why else would you be here? Got qu...
It’s no small wonder that Concord doesn’t get many props in northern California these days. Situated thirty miles outside of San Francisco, twenty or so from Oakland, and about an hour’s trek from Silicon Valley and Sacramento, the city has always been – and probably always will be – overshadowed by its more celebrated neighbors. Not by you, though, and not by us. Interested in finding a place to call your own in the crown jewel of Contra Costa County? Well, why else would you be here? Got qu...

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Isn’t Concord, like, an extension of San Francisco?

First things first: If you want to get the full San Francisco experience, there’s only one way to do it: Move to San Francisco. Concord is its own city, with its own allure and its own drawbacks. Like other East Bay cities, Concord boomed over the years as northern Californians sought out less crowded stomping grounds in the Bay area.

Isn’t Concord, like, an extension of San Francisco?
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First things first: If you want to get the full San Francisco experience, there’s only one way to do it: Move to San Francisco. Concord is its own city, with its own allure and its own drawbacks. Like other East Bay cities, Concord boomed over the years as northern Californians sought out less crowded stomping grounds in the Bay area.

So what is Concord’s appeal, anyway?

Well, for one thing, the city lies in the backyard of Mt. Diablo, which is not only one of the American West’s most picturesque mountains but also lays claim to the coolest name of any land mass anywhere (with Alaska’s Mount Powder Top coming in a close second, of course). Because of its scenic views and paradise-perfect weather (even in the “coldest” days of winter, you’ll barely need a windbreaker), Concord has emerged as one of the Bay’s most outdoorsy areas. Tons of quality golf courses can be found throughout the city, while other attractions include a mega-sized water park, amusement park, and farmer’s market.

The best part about Concord, though, is its affordability. The average rental unit costs less than $1200, and unlike other parts of the Bay area, you’ll actually have some room to kick your feet up: Most rental units cover 800-900 square feet, so can enjoy a spacious West Coast domicile at a modest, Midwest-like price tag.

So what is Concord’s appeal, anyway?
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Well, for one thing, the city lies in the backyard of Mt. Diablo, which is not only one of the American West’s most picturesque mountains but also lays claim to the coolest name of any land mass anywhere (with Alaska’s Mount Powder Top coming in a close second, of course). Because of its scenic views and paradise-perfect weather (even in the “coldest” days of winter, you’ll barely need a windbreaker), Concord has emerged as one of the Bay’s most outdoorsy areas. Tons of quality golf courses can be found throughout the city, while other attractions include a mega-sized water park, amusement park, and farmer’s market.

The best part about Concord, though, is its affordability. The average rental unit costs less than $1200, and unlike other parts of the Bay area, you’ll actually have some room to kick your feet up: Most rental units cover 800-900 square feet, so can enjoy a spacious West Coast domicile at a modest, Midwest-like price tag.

How do I get around town?

Your options for bumming around town are limitless (if, that is, your idea of “limitless” is two). The good old gas guzzler is king of the road in Contra Costa County, and because the bulk of the area’s shops, banks, parks, and residential locations are so spread out, your best bet for navigating the streets of Concord is via your own wheels. If you live and work downtown, though, you can rely on the County Connection buses ($2 for a one-way, $60 for a monthly pass) or the courtesy of your own two feet to get around.

Ironically, using public transit to get out of Concord is a lot more convenient than using it to traverse within the city itself. Concord residents who work in San Francisco can simply hop aboard the BART and touch down on the Embarcadero in about 45 minutes. The subway also makes numerous stops in Oakland, as well as America’s official Bastion of the Bizarre, Berkeley (so you don’t have to worry about getting stuck in traffic while commuting peacefully to the revolution of your choice).

How do I get around town?
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Your options for bumming around town are limitless (if, that is, your idea of “limitless” is two). The good old gas guzzler is king of the road in Contra Costa County, and because the bulk of the area’s shops, banks, parks, and residential locations are so spread out, your best bet for navigating the streets of Concord is via your own wheels. If you live and work downtown, though, you can rely on the County Connection buses ($2 for a one-way, $60 for a monthly pass) or the courtesy of your own two feet to get around.

Ironically, using public transit to get out of Concord is a lot more convenient than using it to traverse within the city itself. Concord residents who work in San Francisco can simply hop aboard the BART and touch down on the Embarcadero in about 45 minutes. The subway also makes numerous stops in Oakland, as well as America’s official Bastion of the Bizarre, Berkeley (so you don’t have to worry about getting stuck in traffic while commuting peacefully to the revolution of your choice).

How do I get started on my apartment hunt?

Well, first you should accept some basic truths about becoming a property renter in Concord, such as:

  • You have the power. Empowering though, huh? To say there is no shortage of rental properties in Concord is a bit of an understatement. City planners have kept their pace (and then some) with incoming residents when it comes to available housing, so whether you want to live in the Northern, Southern, or Valley District, you’ll have plenty of digs to pick from. Waiting lists are pretty much unheard of, and landlords are constantly conjuring up new incentives to lure leasers in. So take your time and explore all your options before signing the dotted line.

  • Go West, young renter, go West. The western and southwestern districts primarily consist of apartments and condos, and you’re likely to find the most affordable renting options there (often for less than a grand).

  • Or don’t go West. Go East. Go downtown. Or someplace else. Immediately north and east of downtown are several older neighborhoods where leasers can often find free-standing houses for rent (expect to spend anywhere between $1200 and 2 grand, depending on the property and amenities). The Walnut Creek downtown area, meanwhile, is home to a handful of brand-spanking-new high rises and lofts that are always available, so if you don’t mind bucking up a few more greenbacks (usually $1500 or more for a 1BR unit), you can live in the lap of luxury (with killer amenities and views).

  • Be prepared. Landlords in Concord have different expectations of potential renters in terms of income, renting history, and the duration of the lease, but you should be prepared, no matter where you rent, to show a bank account statement, paycheck stubs, and two forms of I.D. Also, Concord property managers often run background checks (usually at the leaser’s expense) before offering a contract.

And now you’re all set to begin the search for a super-sweet Concord crash pad. So welcome to the East Bay, and happy hunting!

How do I get started on my apartment hunt?
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Well, first you should accept some basic truths about becoming a property renter in Concord, such as:

  • You have the power. Empowering though, huh? To say there is no shortage of rental properties in Concord is a bit of an understatement. City planners have kept their pace (and then some) with incoming residents when it comes to available housing, so whether you want to live in the Northern, Southern, or Valley District, you’ll have plenty of digs to pick from. Waiting lists are pretty much unheard of, and landlords are constantly conjuring up new incentives to lure leasers in. So take your time and explore all your options before signing the dotted line.

  • Go West, young renter, go West. The western and southwestern districts primarily consist of apartments and condos, and you’re likely to find the most affordable renting options there (often for less than a grand).

  • Or don’t go West. Go East. Go downtown. Or someplace else. Immediately north and east of downtown are several older neighborhoods where leasers can often find free-standing houses for rent (expect to spend anywhere between $1200 and 2 grand, depending on the property and amenities). The Walnut Creek downtown area, meanwhile, is home to a handful of brand-spanking-new high rises and lofts that are always available, so if you don’t mind bucking up a few more greenbacks (usually $1500 or more for a 1BR unit), you can live in the lap of luxury (with killer amenities and views).

  • Be prepared. Landlords in Concord have different expectations of potential renters in terms of income, renting history, and the duration of the lease, but you should be prepared, no matter where you rent, to show a bank account statement, paycheck stubs, and two forms of I.D. Also, Concord property managers often run background checks (usually at the leaser’s expense) before offering a contract.

And now you’re all set to begin the search for a super-sweet Concord crash pad. So welcome to the East Bay, and happy hunting!

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City GuideConcord
It’s no small wonder that Concord doesn’t get many props in northern California these days. Situated thirty miles outside of San Francisco, twenty or so from Oakland, and about an hour’s trek from Silicon Valley and Sacramento, the city has always been – and probably always will be – overshadowed by its more celebrated neighbors. Not by you, though, and not by us. Interested in finding a place to call your own in the crown jewel of Contra Costa County? Well, why else would you be here? Got qu...
It’s no small wonder that Concord doesn’t get many props in northern California these days. Situated thirty miles outside of San Francisco, twenty or so from Oakland, and about an hour’s trek from Silicon Valley and Sacramento, the city has always been – and probably always will be – overshadowed by its more celebrated neighbors. Not by you, though, and not by us. Interested in finding a place to call your own in the crown jewel of Contra Costa County? Well, why else would you be here? Got qu...

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Isn’t Concord, like, an extension of San Francisco?

First things first: If you want to get the full San Francisco experience, there’s only one way to do it: Move to San Francisco. Concord is its own city, with its own allure and its own drawbacks. Like other East Bay cities, Concord boomed over the years as northern Californians sought out less crowded stomping grounds in the Bay area.

Isn’t Concord, like, an extension of San Francisco?
+

First things first: If you want to get the full San Francisco experience, there’s only one way to do it: Move to San Francisco. Concord is its own city, with its own allure and its own drawbacks. Like other East Bay cities, Concord boomed over the years as northern Californians sought out less crowded stomping grounds in the Bay area.

So what is Concord’s appeal, anyway?

Well, for one thing, the city lies in the backyard of Mt. Diablo, which is not only one of the American West’s most picturesque mountains but also lays claim to the coolest name of any land mass anywhere (with Alaska’s Mount Powder Top coming in a close second, of course). Because of its scenic views and paradise-perfect weather (even in the “coldest” days of winter, you’ll barely need a windbreaker), Concord has emerged as one of the Bay’s most outdoorsy areas. Tons of quality golf courses can be found throughout the city, while other attractions include a mega-sized water park, amusement park, and farmer’s market.

The best part about Concord, though, is its affordability. The average rental unit costs less than $1200, and unlike other parts of the Bay area, you’ll actually have some room to kick your feet up: Most rental units cover 800-900 square feet, so can enjoy a spacious West Coast domicile at a modest, Midwest-like price tag.

So what is Concord’s appeal, anyway?
+

Well, for one thing, the city lies in the backyard of Mt. Diablo, which is not only one of the American West’s most picturesque mountains but also lays claim to the coolest name of any land mass anywhere (with Alaska’s Mount Powder Top coming in a close second, of course). Because of its scenic views and paradise-perfect weather (even in the “coldest” days of winter, you’ll barely need a windbreaker), Concord has emerged as one of the Bay’s most outdoorsy areas. Tons of quality golf courses can be found throughout the city, while other attractions include a mega-sized water park, amusement park, and farmer’s market.

The best part about Concord, though, is its affordability. The average rental unit costs less than $1200, and unlike other parts of the Bay area, you’ll actually have some room to kick your feet up: Most rental units cover 800-900 square feet, so can enjoy a spacious West Coast domicile at a modest, Midwest-like price tag.

How do I get around town?

Your options for bumming around town are limitless (if, that is, your idea of “limitless” is two). The good old gas guzzler is king of the road in Contra Costa County, and because the bulk of the area’s shops, banks, parks, and residential locations are so spread out, your best bet for navigating the streets of Concord is via your own wheels. If you live and work downtown, though, you can rely on the County Connection buses ($2 for a one-way, $60 for a monthly pass) or the courtesy of your own two feet to get around.

Ironically, using public transit to get out of Concord is a lot more convenient than using it to traverse within the city itself. Concord residents who work in San Francisco can simply hop aboard the BART and touch down on the Embarcadero in about 45 minutes. The subway also makes numerous stops in Oakland, as well as America’s official Bastion of the Bizarre, Berkeley (so you don’t have to worry about getting stuck in traffic while commuting peacefully to the revolution of your choice).

How do I get around town?
+

Your options for bumming around town are limitless (if, that is, your idea of “limitless” is two). The good old gas guzzler is king of the road in Contra Costa County, and because the bulk of the area’s shops, banks, parks, and residential locations are so spread out, your best bet for navigating the streets of Concord is via your own wheels. If you live and work downtown, though, you can rely on the County Connection buses ($2 for a one-way, $60 for a monthly pass) or the courtesy of your own two feet to get around.

Ironically, using public transit to get out of Concord is a lot more convenient than using it to traverse within the city itself. Concord residents who work in San Francisco can simply hop aboard the BART and touch down on the Embarcadero in about 45 minutes. The subway also makes numerous stops in Oakland, as well as America’s official Bastion of the Bizarre, Berkeley (so you don’t have to worry about getting stuck in traffic while commuting peacefully to the revolution of your choice).

How do I get started on my apartment hunt?

Well, first you should accept some basic truths about becoming a property renter in Concord, such as:

  • You have the power. Empowering though, huh? To say there is no shortage of rental properties in Concord is a bit of an understatement. City planners have kept their pace (and then some) with incoming residents when it comes to available housing, so whether you want to live in the Northern, Southern, or Valley District, you’ll have plenty of digs to pick from. Waiting lists are pretty much unheard of, and landlords are constantly conjuring up new incentives to lure leasers in. So take your time and explore all your options before signing the dotted line.

  • Go West, young renter, go West. The western and southwestern districts primarily consist of apartments and condos, and you’re likely to find the most affordable renting options there (often for less than a grand).

  • Or don’t go West. Go East. Go downtown. Or someplace else. Immediately north and east of downtown are several older neighborhoods where leasers can often find free-standing houses for rent (expect to spend anywhere between $1200 and 2 grand, depending on the property and amenities). The Walnut Creek downtown area, meanwhile, is home to a handful of brand-spanking-new high rises and lofts that are always available, so if you don’t mind bucking up a few more greenbacks (usually $1500 or more for a 1BR unit), you can live in the lap of luxury (with killer amenities and views).

  • Be prepared. Landlords in Concord have different expectations of potential renters in terms of income, renting history, and the duration of the lease, but you should be prepared, no matter where you rent, to show a bank account statement, paycheck stubs, and two forms of I.D. Also, Concord property managers often run background checks (usually at the leaser’s expense) before offering a contract.

And now you’re all set to begin the search for a super-sweet Concord crash pad. So welcome to the East Bay, and happy hunting!

How do I get started on my apartment hunt?
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Well, first you should accept some basic truths about becoming a property renter in Concord, such as:

  • You have the power. Empowering though, huh? To say there is no shortage of rental properties in Concord is a bit of an understatement. City planners have kept their pace (and then some) with incoming residents when it comes to available housing, so whether you want to live in the Northern, Southern, or Valley District, you’ll have plenty of digs to pick from. Waiting lists are pretty much unheard of, and landlords are constantly conjuring up new incentives to lure leasers in. So take your time and explore all your options before signing the dotted line.

  • Go West, young renter, go West. The western and southwestern districts primarily consist of apartments and condos, and you’re likely to find the most affordable renting options there (often for less than a grand).

  • Or don’t go West. Go East. Go downtown. Or someplace else. Immediately north and east of downtown are several older neighborhoods where leasers can often find free-standing houses for rent (expect to spend anywhere between $1200 and 2 grand, depending on the property and amenities). The Walnut Creek downtown area, meanwhile, is home to a handful of brand-spanking-new high rises and lofts that are always available, so if you don’t mind bucking up a few more greenbacks (usually $1500 or more for a 1BR unit), you can live in the lap of luxury (with killer amenities and views).

  • Be prepared. Landlords in Concord have different expectations of potential renters in terms of income, renting history, and the duration of the lease, but you should be prepared, no matter where you rent, to show a bank account statement, paycheck stubs, and two forms of I.D. Also, Concord property managers often run background checks (usually at the leaser’s expense) before offering a contract.

And now you’re all set to begin the search for a super-sweet Concord crash pad. So welcome to the East Bay, and happy hunting!

Rent Report
Concord

September 2020 Concord Rent Report

Welcome to the September 2020 Concord Rent Report. Concord rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Concord rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

Concord rents increased moderately over the past month

Concord rents have increased 0.3% over the past month, but are down significantly by 2.9% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Concord stand at $2,424 for a one-bedroom apartment and $3,045 for a two-bedroom. This is the second straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in June. Concord's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 0.1%, as well as the national average of 0.3%.

    Rents falling across the San Francisco Metro

    Rent prices have been decreasing not just in Concord over the past year, but across the entire metro. Of the largest 10 cities in the San Francisco metro for which we have data, 6 of them have seen prices drop. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

    • Over the past year, San Francisco proper has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with a decline of 5.6%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $2,956, while one-bedrooms go for $2,353.
    • Richmond has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 3.4%. The median two-bedroom there costs $2,767, while one-bedrooms go for $2,202.
    • Oakland has the least expensive rents in the San Francisco metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,181; rents went down 0.4% over the past month and 3.2% over the past year.
    • San Mateo has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the San Francisco metro, with a two-bedroom median of $4,362; rents decreased 1.0% over the past month and 2.6% over the past year.

    Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Concord

    As rents have fallen significantly in Concord, a few large cities nationwide have seen prices increase, in some cases substantially. Compared to most large cities across the country, Concord is less affordable for renters.

    • Although rents across cities in California have been marginally on the rise, the state's growth as a whole has held steady over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 0.0% in San Diego.
    • Concord's median two-bedroom rent of $3,045 is above the national average of $1,195. Nationwide, rents have held steady over the past year.
    • While rents in Concord fell significantly over the past year, the city of Phoenix saw an increase of 1.7%.
    • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Concord than most large cities. For example, Phoenix has a median 2BR rent of $1,107, where Concord is more than two-and-a-half times that price.

    For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S. at this link.

    City
    Median 1BR Rent
    Median 2BR Rent
    M/M Rent Growth
    Y/Y Rent Growth
    San Francisco
    $2,350
    $2,960
    -1.5%
    -5.6%
    Oakland
    $1,740
    $2,180
    -0.4%
    -3.2%
    Fremont
    $2,960
    $3,720
    -0.4%
    -1.5%
    Hayward
    $2,230
    $2,800
    -0.1%
    1.7%
    Concord
    $2,420
    $3,040
    0.3%
    -2.9%
    Berkeley
    $2,080
    $2,610
    -0.7%
    0.2%
    Richmond
    $2,200
    $2,770
    0.2%
    3.4%
    Antioch
    $2,600
    $3,270
    0
    1.1%
    Daly City
    $2,610
    $3,280
    -0.6%
    -1.1%
    San Mateo
    $3,470
    $4,360
    -1%
    -2.6%
    Livermore
    $2,270
    $2,850
    -0.3%
    -2.4%
    Redwood City
    $2,730
    $3,430
    -1.1%
    -3.7%
    San Ramon
    $3,010
    $3,780
    0.2%
    -1.4%
    Pleasanton
    $2,870
    $3,610
    0
    -3.8%
    Union City
    $2,750
    $3,450
    -1.1%
    -2.8%
    Walnut Creek
    $2,430
    $3,060
    -0.5%
    -1.9%
    South San Francisco
    $2,560
    $3,210
    -1.8%
    -5.4%
    Pittsburg
    $2,570
    $3,230
    0.4%
    -0.9%
    San Rafael
    $2,540
    $3,190
    0.3%
    0.4%
    Novato
    $2,630
    $3,310
    0.6%
    -2.5%
    Dublin
    $3,030
    $3,800
    -0.3%
    -0.8%
    San Bruno
    $2,710
    $3,410
    -1.4%
    1%
    Pacifica
    $3,020
    $3,800
    -0.6%
    0.2%
    Martinez
    $2,490
    $3,120
    0.3%
    1%
    Pleasant Hill
    $2,750
    $3,460
    0.1%
    3.1%
    Burlingame
    $2,660
    $3,340
    -1.3%
    2.3%
    Belmont
    $2,780
    $3,490
    -1.1%
    -1.1%
    Emeryville
    $2,320
    $2,910
    -1.3%
    -5%
    See More

    Methodology - Recent Updates:

    Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

    Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post here.

    Methodology:

    Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

    Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

    Read more about our methodology here.

    About Rent Reports:

    Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

    We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.

    Read More

    September 2020 Concord Rent Report

    Welcome to the September 2020 Concord Rent Report. Concord rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Concord rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

    View full Rent Report

    September 2020 Concord Rent Report

    Welcome to the September 2020 Concord Rent Report. Concord rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Concord rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

    Concord rents increased moderately over the past month

    Concord rents have increased 0.3% over the past month, but are down significantly by 2.9% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Concord stand at $2,424 for a one-bedroom apartment and $3,045 for a two-bedroom. This is the second straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in June. Concord's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 0.1%, as well as the national average of 0.3%.

      Rents falling across the San Francisco Metro

      Rent prices have been decreasing not just in Concord over the past year, but across the entire metro. Of the largest 10 cities in the San Francisco metro for which we have data, 6 of them have seen prices drop. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

      • Over the past year, San Francisco proper has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with a decline of 5.6%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $2,956, while one-bedrooms go for $2,353.
      • Richmond has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 3.4%. The median two-bedroom there costs $2,767, while one-bedrooms go for $2,202.
      • Oakland has the least expensive rents in the San Francisco metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,181; rents went down 0.4% over the past month and 3.2% over the past year.
      • San Mateo has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the San Francisco metro, with a two-bedroom median of $4,362; rents decreased 1.0% over the past month and 2.6% over the past year.

      Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Concord

      As rents have fallen significantly in Concord, a few large cities nationwide have seen prices increase, in some cases substantially. Compared to most large cities across the country, Concord is less affordable for renters.

      • Although rents across cities in California have been marginally on the rise, the state's growth as a whole has held steady over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 0.0% in San Diego.
      • Concord's median two-bedroom rent of $3,045 is above the national average of $1,195. Nationwide, rents have held steady over the past year.
      • While rents in Concord fell significantly over the past year, the city of Phoenix saw an increase of 1.7%.
      • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Concord than most large cities. For example, Phoenix has a median 2BR rent of $1,107, where Concord is more than two-and-a-half times that price.

      For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S. at this link.

      City
      Median 1BR Rent
      Median 2BR Rent
      M/M Rent Growth
      Y/Y Rent Growth
      San Francisco
      $2,350
      $2,960
      -1.5%
      -5.6%
      Oakland
      $1,740
      $2,180
      -0.4%
      -3.2%
      Fremont
      $2,960
      $3,720
      -0.4%
      -1.5%
      Hayward
      $2,230
      $2,800
      -0.1%
      1.7%
      Concord
      $2,420
      $3,040
      0.3%
      -2.9%
      Berkeley
      $2,080
      $2,610
      -0.7%
      0.2%
      Richmond
      $2,200
      $2,770
      0.2%
      3.4%
      Antioch
      $2,600
      $3,270
      0
      1.1%
      Daly City
      $2,610
      $3,280
      -0.6%
      -1.1%
      San Mateo
      $3,470
      $4,360
      -1%
      -2.6%
      Livermore
      $2,270
      $2,850
      -0.3%
      -2.4%
      Redwood City
      $2,730
      $3,430
      -1.1%
      -3.7%
      San Ramon
      $3,010
      $3,780
      0.2%
      -1.4%
      Pleasanton
      $2,870
      $3,610
      0
      -3.8%
      Union City
      $2,750
      $3,450
      -1.1%
      -2.8%
      Walnut Creek
      $2,430
      $3,060
      -0.5%
      -1.9%
      South San Francisco
      $2,560
      $3,210
      -1.8%
      -5.4%
      Pittsburg
      $2,570
      $3,230
      0.4%
      -0.9%
      San Rafael
      $2,540
      $3,190
      0.3%
      0.4%
      Novato
      $2,630
      $3,310
      0.6%
      -2.5%
      Dublin
      $3,030
      $3,800
      -0.3%
      -0.8%
      San Bruno
      $2,710
      $3,410
      -1.4%
      1%
      Pacifica
      $3,020
      $3,800
      -0.6%
      0.2%
      Martinez
      $2,490
      $3,120
      0.3%
      1%
      Pleasant Hill
      $2,750
      $3,460
      0.1%
      3.1%
      Burlingame
      $2,660
      $3,340
      -1.3%
      2.3%
      Belmont
      $2,780
      $3,490
      -1.1%
      -1.1%
      Emeryville
      $2,320
      $2,910
      -1.3%
      -5%
      See More

      Methodology - Recent Updates:

      Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

      Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post here.

      Methodology:

      Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

      Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

      Read more about our methodology here.

      About Rent Reports:

      Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

      We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.

      Concord Renter Confidence Survey
      National study of renter’s satisfaction with their cities and states

      Here’s how Concord ranks on:

      D
      Safety and crime rate
      C
      Jobs and career opportunities
      D
      Recreational activities
      C-
      Quality of schools
      A
      Weather
      C-
      Commute time
      C-
      State and local taxes
      A-
      Public transit
      B-
      Pet-friendliness

      Overview of Findings

      Apartment List has released results for Concord from the second annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. The survey, which drew on responses from over 30,000 renters, provides insight into what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the 105 million American renters nationwide.

      “Concord renters expressed very low satisfaction with the city overall,” says Andrew Woo, Director of Data Science at Apartment List. “Most categories received below-average scores.”

      Key findings in Concord include the following:

      • Concord renters give their city an F overall for satisfaction.
      • The highest-rated category for Concord was the weather, which received an A.
      • Renters were also satisfied with access to public transit (A-).
      • Some areas of concern for Concord renters were local job and career opportunities (C) and the quality of local schools (C-).
      • Renters seemed most dissatisfied with safety (D), access to parks and community events (D), and affordability (F).
      • Renter satisfaction in Concord is much lower than nearby cities Berkeley (A-) and Walnut Creek (A+), but was on par with Oakland (F).
      • The top rated cities nationwide for renter satisfaction included Arlington, VA; Lincoln, NE; Pasadena, CA; Boston, MA; and Madison, WI. The lowest rated cities included Newark, NJ; Bronx, NY; Bridgeport, CT; Baltimore, MD; and Salinas, CA.
      View our national survey results here.
      Read More

      Renter Confidence Survey

      Apartment List has released results for Concord from the second annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. The survey, which drew on responses from over 30,000 renters, provides insight into what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the 105 million American renters nationwide.

      “Concord renters expressed very low satisfaction with the city overall,” says Andrew Woo, Direct...

      View full Concord Renter Survey

      Here’s how Concord ranks on:

      D
      Safety and crime rate
      C
      Jobs and career opportunities
      D
      Recreational activities
      C-
      Quality of schools
      A
      Weather
      C-
      Commute time
      C-
      State and local taxes
      A-
      Public transit
      B-
      Pet-friendliness

      Overview of Findings

      Apartment List has released results for Concord from the second annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. The survey, which drew on responses from over 30,000 renters, provides insight into what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the 105 million American renters nationwide.

      “Concord renters expressed very low satisfaction with the city overall,” says Andrew Woo, Director of Data Science at Apartment List. “Most categories received below-average scores.”

      Key findings in Concord include the following:

      • Concord renters give their city an F overall for satisfaction.
      • The highest-rated category for Concord was the weather, which received an A.
      • Renters were also satisfied with access to public transit (A-).
      • Some areas of concern for Concord renters were local job and career opportunities (C) and the quality of local schools (C-).
      • Renters seemed most dissatisfied with safety (D), access to parks and community events (D), and affordability (F).
      • Renter satisfaction in Concord is much lower than nearby cities Berkeley (A-) and Walnut Creek (A+), but was on par with Oakland (F).
      • The top rated cities nationwide for renter satisfaction included Arlington, VA; Lincoln, NE; Pasadena, CA; Boston, MA; and Madison, WI. The lowest rated cities included Newark, NJ; Bronx, NY; Bridgeport, CT; Baltimore, MD; and Salinas, CA.
      View our national survey results here.