As the 2nd largest Southern Californian metro area, the greater San Diego area is home to more than 12 million residents. It is the 8th largest city in the US. The larger San Diego and Carlsbad metro area, has a population of roughly 3M people. The city lies due north of Tijuana and Mexico but just below the wealthy Orange County. There are endless stretches of ocean beaches, a temperate climate and 16 military bases including ones for the United States Marine Corps. What a fantastic combination of sunlight, clean living and outdoor fun! The San Diego economy is primarily composed of farming technology, biotech and engineering companies, computer science, manufacturing and defense, financial and business services, telecom and tourist companies. There are so many vibrant and beautiful areas in San Diego. Popular neighborhoods in San Diego include: East Village, Carmel Valley, Mission Beach, Pacific Beach, Pacific Highlands Ranch, Torrey Hills, Torrey Pines, Black Mountain Ranch, Carmel Mountain Ranch, Miramar, Mira Mesa, Mesa, Rancho Bernardo, Rancho Peñasquitos, Sabre Springs, San Pasqual Valley, Scripps Ranch, Sorrento Valley, Allied Gardens, Birdland, Del Cerro, Grantville, Kearny Mesa, Clairemont, Mission Valley East, La Jolla, San Carlos, Serra Mesa, Lake Murray, Tierrasanta, Hillcrest, La Playa, Linda Vista, Burlingame, Torrey Highlands, City Heights, Columbia, Core, Cortez Hill,, Gaslamp, Horton, Little Italy, Marina, Golden Hill, Grant Hill, Logan Heights, North Park, Sherman Heights, South Park, Stockton, City Heights, College Area, El Cerrito, Gateway, Kensington, Normal Heights, Oak Park, Talmadge, Webster, Alta Vista, Bay Terrace, Del Mar Mesa, Broadway Heights, Emerald Hills, Encanto, Lincoln Park, Mountain View, Mt. Hope, Paradise Hills, Shelltown, Skyline, and Southcrest Bay Park.