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Concord is a city in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 55,977. It is the county seat of Cabarrus County and a winner of the All-America City Award in 2004. Located near the center of Cabarrus County, it is twenty miles northeast of Charlotte.
Concord, North Carolina, located in the rapidly growing northeast quadrant of the Charlotte metro area, was first settled in 1750. The name “Concord” means harmony.
In 2000, the City of Concord implemented the "Partnerships for Stronger Neighborhoods" program. This program is designed to enhance the lives of residents in the neighborhoods in the city, increasing the quality of both life and events for those calling Concord home. Through volunteer city staff liaisons appointed to work directly with neighborhoods requesting participation in the program, strong communication is established between city government and the citizens it serves. There are currently 39 neighborhoods participating in the program, which contributes to making this Concord one of the most sought-after communities for homebuyers in the regional real estate market. Choices are diverse, offering modest homes to multi-million dollar estates.
Concord boasts a comprehensive collection of late nineteenth and early twentieth century historic districts along the streets of North Union, South Union and Edgewood. Residents of these three Historic Districts take great pride in maintaining the historical and architectural greatness of their homes. Within the historic districts is also Memorial Garden. Located on three acres, the garden winds through the 200-year-old cemetery of The First Presbyterian Church. Memorial Garden is a horticultural jewel and a tourist attraction in itself. The historic districts and Memorial Garden are all within easy walking distance of historic and vibrant downtown Concord, with numerous restaurants, banks, shops and personal services.
The City of Concord provides its neighborhoods with three recreational centers, eight parks, four sport complexes, an aquatics center featuring open swimming and swim lessons, beautiful Lake Fisher, with 3 miles of lakefront and 534 acres providing for a leisurely boating and fishing, greenways and bike paths. There is also the championship 18-hole Rocky River Golf Club owned by the City and privately managed.
Private recreational opportunities are available, including the West Cabarrus YMCA and the Sportscenter. The Sportscenter is a 60,000 square foot athletic and recreational facility offering men, women, and families a variety of healthy, stimulating activities to improve their health. Located on eleven acres in Concord, the Sportscenter provides a total fitness concept and strives to provide a professional atmosphere for its members. Facilities and programs include tennis, indoor and outdoor swimming, basketball, racquetball and personal training.
The West Cabarrus YMCA opened in fall 2003. Its facilities and programs include: • Indoor lap pool; • Indoor water park; • Fitness center; • Gymnasium; • Multi-purpose room; • Child watch; • Teen center; • Sports fields; • Indoor climbing wall; • The NorthEast Medical Center Outpatient Rehab Center; • Group exercise classes; • Swim lessons; • Water fitness classes; • Summer day camp; • Before school care; • Youth sports; • Dance; and • Massage therapy.
The educational system includes both private and public schools, in secondary and higher education. Concord is served by the Cabarrus County Schools system. For post-secondary education, residents may choose from Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, Cabarrus College of Health Sciences and only a few miles to the south, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
Shopping is ample in the charming downtown, with merchants offering antiques, fine collectibles, arts and crafts, and almost any other merchandise a shopper might desire. Concord is also home to the large retail venues of Carolina Mall and Concord Mills, just minutes away from Lowes Motor Speedway.