The City of Syracuse is the fifth largest city in New York State. It is the epicenter of New York and the Central New York region, which is home to more than one million inhabitants. Located in the agricultural richness of Onondaga County, the city is known for its tech industry such as the GENIUS NY tech accelerator competition; a rapidly growing Downtown business district; and its proximity to major anchor employment institutions, including five colleges and universities, and four hospital systems. The city features natural assets like the Onondaga Creekwalk and the Syracuse Inner Harbor. The skyline is marked by new businesses and historic architecture. Its neighborhoods are among the most diverse in New York State and it is ranked among the best places to live by U.S. News and World Reports.