Downtown San Diego is one of Southern California’s most vibrant areas to live. Each of its neighborhoods, Gaslamp Quarter, East Village, Columbia, the Core, Cortez Hill, Little Italy and the Marina has a distinctive character and all are just minutes from a host of recreational and cultural activities. As one of the newest dynamic metropolitan areas in the country, Downtown draws visitors and residents alike with the tantalizing sights and sounds of a unique, sophisticated city center. Bordered by a beautiful natural harbor, downtown San Diego’s vibrant cityscape is a product of years of thoughtful redevelopment and urban revitalization. Downtown San Diego, near scenic Pacific beaches and the San Diego Bay, comprised of elegant and established neighborhoods, close to a world-class zoo and museums, offering the historic and the modern. It is a sweet medley of village living, adventurous dining, high-end clubs, and international shopping, with an exciting urban vibe.