Located northeast of the Charlotte metropolitan area, Concord 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 home buyers in the regional real estate market. Choices are diverse, offering modest homes to multi-million dollar estates.
Kannapolis is a thriving city of 43,000 located along the I-85 corridor just northeast of Charlotte. Kannapolis is less than 20 minutes from I-77, Uptown Charlotte, Charlotte Douglas International Airport, Davidson College and the University of North Carolina Charlotte.
Kannapolis is home to the NC Research Campus, a $1.5 billion life sciences hub. Built on the site of the former Cannon Mills complex, the NC Research Campus is home to eight universities as well as major corporations like General Mills.