"Welcome to Concord, North Carolina" Concord by b1bob

Concord Travel Guide: 37 reviews and 36 photos

Concord, North Carolina is a suburb of Charlotte located just 20 miles (33 km.) north of uptown. At one time, Concord and the whole of Cabarrus County, was a distant hinterland from Charlotte. Now, it is a close-in suburb with more than 100,000 people countywide. Concord is the county seat, but there is also Kannapolis, Harrisburg (home of Harrisburg Elementary School, where I met many of its students on a train ride from Raleigh through to Kannapolis in 2003) among other sites. Concord's two most famous sites are the Lowes Motor Speedway and the Concord Mills Mall. Lowes Motor Speedway attracts race fans from all over the country, many of whom follow the NASCAR circuit the way some other folks follow rock groups. I like Concord Mills Mall better than the average shopping centre because the store directory is more diverse than any other I have seen before, they have the second most ample food court I've seen (only behind that at Pentagon City) and I found some bargains too. However, there is more to Concord than the racetrack and the mall. Concord has a complete and well-defined downtown, which is an oasis from all the strip malls, complete with interesting architecture. Not far off is the town of Kannapolis, where the Dale Earnhardt memorial is located. Concord is a great place if youre a race fan or a shopaholic. On 28 March 2004, Mark acemj and I toured a huge chunk of Cabarrus County seeing the two obligatory attractions, but delving a bit deeper to see what makes this community tick.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Nice downtown area.
  • Cons:It is dominated by the mall.
  • In a nutshell:It's close enough to Charlotte for the amenities when you need them, but it is a nice and safe middle-class setting.
  • Last visit to Concord: Mar 2004
  • Intro Updated Apr 26, 2004
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  • Nov 17, 2009 at 2:41 AM

    Great information als in all your websites Nat.

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    Jan 29, 2005 at 4:12 PM

    Nat, although I would never be interested in Concord because car races and huge shopping malls are not to my liking, I commend you for doing an excellent, honest job with your presentation.

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    Dec 31, 2004 at 12:01 PM

    No beer in Concord? No wonder Mark never mentioned it to me. And no malls for me either unless there is a good brewpub inside. ;)

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    Sep 18, 2004 at 7:48 AM

    "The more you built us, the more we love you" (B1Bob's pages - 2004)

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    Jul 31, 2004 at 4:58 PM

    Hmmm... so many restaurants and Mark as travel-mate... an explosive compound!!! However, you both resisted... Bravo! ;-)

  • benidormone's Profile Photo
    Jun 6, 2004 at 1:14 PM

    Nice place, coming back soon to explore your other pages!!

  • codrutz's Profile Photo
    May 19, 2004 at 2:18 PM

    The food variety presented in the Restaurant tip sounds unbelievable rich :) I almost feel hungry right now .. but it's too late for that :))

  • May 9, 2004 at 5:02 PM

    great page!! your effort shows as usual!!! Slainte!

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    May 7, 2004 at 10:23 PM

    You have really put some true effort to make this page interesting.

  • tpangelinan's Profile Photo
    May 6, 2004 at 5:01 PM

    Great Page Nat, never heard of this place! The ice cream for lunch sounds perfect! Very nice coverage and helpful info! :o)


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