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Condé Nast Names Concord One of 10 Best Places in the World to Retire

Concord, Contra Costa County’s largest city, was named one of the 10 best places in the world to retire by Condé Nast Traveler.

The city has a population of 122,067 — according to the 2010 Census — which makes it the eighth largest city in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Other cities that made Condé Nast's list were Coronado, Panama; Penang, Malaysia; San Miguel de Allende, Mexico; Cascais, Portugal; Killarney, Ireland; Corozal, Belize; Grand Haven, Michigan; Louisville, Kentucky. and Santa Fe, New Mexico.

So what got Concord on the list? Here’s what the magazine had to say:

"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."

And in case you didn’t know, Concord is also home to Pixieland (voted #1 of 20 things to do in Concord by Trip Advisor).

Here's some other fun stuff you can find in Concord:

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