Conde Nast Traveler magazine has named Concord, California as one of 10 Best Places in the World to Retire. Chosen number seven on their list, according to their website, the magazine described Concord as follows:
“Located only 30 miles east of San Francisco, Concord is a big little city, home to farmers markets, excellent health care facilities, and free community activities throughout the year. Other bonuses are its location on the BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) system, and a crime rate below that of San Francisco, despite its proximity and connection to the city. Concord is also one of the few U.S. cities to have a working drive-in theater, which is perfect for indulging in an evening of nostalgia.”
Vice Mayor Ron Leone was elated to hear the news.
“That’s great to hear,” he said. “Concord is a great place to live and retire. We have a lot of amenities and we’re close to everything.”
On the list in order are Coronado, Panama; Penang, Malaysia; Cascais, Portugal; San Miguel de Allenda, Mexico; Killarney, Ireland; Corozal, Belize; Concord, California; Grand Haven, Michigan; Santa Fe, New Mexico and Louisville, Kentucky.
See photos and descriptions of each city, here. http://www.cntraveler.com/galleries/2016-03-03/the-10-best-places-in-the-world-to-retire