Surrounded by the beautiful San Diego Bay, Downtown San Diego is one of the most vibrant metropolitan cities in the country. As the eighth largest city in the United States, Downtown is once again becoming the center of San Diego with nearly 35,000 residents, 75,000 workers and millions of year-round visitors. Downtown San Diego is a dynamic and flourishing area of the city, housing a diverse mix of cultures, cuisine, businesses, and real estate. Neighborhoods such as the Marina District, Gaslamp Quarter, East Village, Cortez Hill and Little Italy have seen a tremendous increase in the number of young professionals, families and retirees who want the conveniences provided by an active urban lifestyle. From luxurious condominiums to modern lofts and California Bungalows to Victorian Mansions, San Diego's Metropolitan neighborhoods are as diverse as the individuals who call them home.